Hi, my Safari is hijacked by Search.installmac.com totally. I cannot clear it up from browser and antivirus doesn’t find any suspicious program that caused this problem. In Control panel, all applications and programs are normal. Does this threat root into system? I change Internet Explorer and Safari default settings, but nothing helps. It is still there and interrupts me to finish tasks online. I just wonder if this crap will be a threat to my online cloth store, like hacking my store or stealing my data.

Description of Search.installmac.com Hijacker

Search.installmac.com is actually a browser hijacker to attach many kinds of web browser like Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox and so on. Normally, it changes the homepage and search engine provider of your web browser soon as it goes into your computer. Whenever you open web browser, this Search.installmac.com crap will just show as the homepage. Your original homepage like Google, Bing or Yahoo is gone, and you even cannot change back the default settings. Ever time when you look up things on it, it will just bring to other search result not the correct one. You will easily be redirected to some malicious and unsafe websites.  This Search.installmac.com redirect infection will insert malicious extension, plugin or files into Bookmark, Favorite or Extension settings. Once the web browser is running, the malicious thing will soon go running at background. You will find many pop-up ads, banner message or fake security notice message popping up on the webpage you’re reviewing. And popup things would be bundled with virus or malware, so don’t click on popups.

Search.installmac.com hijacker would also bring other malware or virus into computer to mess up system. It uses the popups to open backdoor for other malware or virus to log in computer system. So while this browser gets on your web browser, other infection will also come if you cannot clear up this browser hijacker as soon as possible. Meanwhile, this Search.installmac.com hijacker together with other infection will be a threat to user’s online data. It can spy on online activities and steal important personal data especially banking details, credit card info, and email password and business information. If those cyber hackers get those important data, they will sell them for illegal money. You would suffer from financial loss or horrible troubles. You should keep an eye on online things to keep computer safe and avoid getting this kind of Search.installmac.com hijacker and other malware infection. Please don’t go visiting unsafe and unlicensed websites, don’t download application or program from untruthful or unknown resources and don’t read junk email or open email attachment.

Main Traits of Search.installmac.com Hijacker

-Can change your homepage or the default search engine and it totally prevents you from changing them back

-Can always redirect you to other websites

-Can pop up various advertisements and sponsored links randomly to interrupt your online activities

-Can create many junk files which occupy a lot of space in hard drive

-Can download other malicious programs into computer, which make further damage.

-Can collect and send data concerning your search history and other browsing activities.

-Your sensitive information can be tracked and stolen by hacker who can access to your computer with the help of browser hijacker.

NOTE: If you find any of these symptoms on your computer, that proves your PC is under attack and seriously infected with Search.installmac.com hijacker. If you are not a computer savvy, Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts to remove this browser hijacker for you.

The Screenshot of Search.installmac.com Hijacker

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Manual Removal Guide of Browser Hijacker (For Computer Literate)

There is a removal guide of Search.installmac.com hijacker provided here; however, expertise is required during the process of removal, please make sure you are capable to do it by yourself.

Step 1: Find Ctrl, Alt, and Delete these 3 keys and then press them together to open task manager to end the process related to this Search.installmac.com hijacker, the name of the process of it is random.

XP task manager

Step 2: Try to find Folder Options in Control Panel, select the View tab, and then tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.

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Step 3: Click on Start button at the right lower corner, then click on Control Panel

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Then you will come to the Control Panel windows, click on Add and Remove Programs

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Then try to find the program which relates to Search.installmac.com hijacker, highlight it and choose Remove, the program’s name is random.

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Step4: Change your homepage in your browser (Take Internet Explorer as an Example)

From the Navigation toolbar in Internet Explorer, click Tools and select Internet Options.

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Then type the URL you want into the Home page box and then click OK

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Conclusion:

Search.installmac.com hijacker is a harmful redirect infection to the computer. It changes the homepage and search engine totally and prevents online users from changing back, redirects them to its URL or other malicious websites, steals their personal data and displays endless pop-ups on the screen to prevent them from getting online normally and smoothly. Don’t think this redirect infection is not as harmful as those stubborn viruses like Trojan horse, ransomware, worms, since this Search.installmac.com redirect can also bring those harmful viruses to infect the computer, which will greatly slow down PC and make it run as a snail and further harm to mess up system files and damage system severely.

Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of Search.installmac.com hijacker? Contact online experts for help now!

Published by Leo R. Oscar & last updated on January 9, 2016 12:54 pm

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