Anysearchmanager takes over web browsers, replaces the home page, and hijacks internet search. It can be difficult to remove, too.
Anysearchmanager Virus quicklinks
- Anysearchmanager.com Mac browser hijacker will display pop-ups and initiate redirection
- Useless and dangerous extension
- It tracks browsing activity
- Malware that affects Macs
- Protect your Mac from malware like Search.anysearchmanager.com
- How to remove Anysearchmanager
- Anti-malware tools
- System Preferences
- How to prevent malware infections
- Automatic Malware removal tools
- How To remove Search.anysearchmanager.com Virus from Firefox on Mac OS:
Anysearchmanager comes with the “Any Search Manager DS” extension, which is available in the Chrome Web Store. During installation, Any Search Manager DS asks to read and change the content of all visited webpages (this is a lot!), to connect to other sites, and to change browser preferences (change your default search provider). As a result, when you use internet search, Anysearchmanager opens Yahoo.com (filled with sponsored links from Linkury).
Search.anysearchmanager.com is adware, a search virus, and a browser hijacker:
|Consequences of the infection||Changed browser settings,
pop-up ads and redirects,
search history exposed to third parties.
|How to avoid browser hijackers||Be careful when installing freeware,
use good anti-malware software,
be careful of aggressive ads.
|Remove Search.anysearchmanager.com virus||Remove Anysearchmanager with antivirus tools like Combo Cleaner and manually.|
Anysearchmanager.com Mac browser hijacker will display pop-ups and initiate redirection
Useless and dangerous extension
Anysearchmanager is a Mac browser infection. There used to be another version of Search.anysearchmanager.com – Search.anysearchmac.com – but it’s not very active nowadays.
Anysearchmanager is related to Search.safefinder.info and Isearch.safefinder.net, Linkury’s other hijackers. Linkury promotes them as helpful and convenient add-ons for managing your browser. However, all that I see about them online are calls for help, such as “How can I remove Anysearchmanager.com?” and “I can’t get rid of Search.anysearchmanager.com!”.
By the way, you can find the instructions for removing Anysearchmanager below.
It tracks browsing activity
When Anysearchmanager is installed as a browser extension, it gets a lot of power:
- It can read and change data on all the webpages. Meaning, it can add and remove content (such as advertisements), read what you type, and see which ads and links you click on.
- It can control your search activity by redirecting you to Yahoo or whatever site it wants.
The data that Anysearchmanager collects is very valuable to advertising companies. As a result of this infection, you could be flooded with spam campaigns or start seeing ads personalized to a worrying degree. In some cases, browsing history data can even be used to find out your real identity, even if the data was anonymized.
Worse, Anysearchmanager and Safe Finder occasionally are seen together with AdLoad/Shlayer trojans and adware viruses. If Anysearchmanager is installed, check your computer for adware trojans. If you find them, remove them immediately, as they are very dangerous (ad injection, Mac slowdown, very serious privacy issues).
Malware that affects Macs
People often assume that Macs are more immune to malware infections. While Anysearchmanager is not a literal virus (it doesn’t spread like one), it’s obviously malicious software (malware) and it affects many macOS users very negatively.
The number of malicious applications targeting Mac devices is increasing astonishingly fast. Malwarebytes estimates that Mac-specific threats are growing at four times the rate of Windows threats (Usatoday).
For instance, Searchbaron.com and Searchmarquis.com are other, much more popular browser hijackers that affect Macs by changing Safari settings. Just like Anysearchmanager, they are also tricky to remove.
Protect your Mac from malware like Search.anysearchmanager.com
How to remove Anysearchmanager
Below, we put the instructions for removing a browser extension. It’s easy to do, and in some cases, that may be enough to get rid of Anysearchmanager.
But often, it’s not enough. In that case, we recommend using an anti-malware tool to find malware, as well as reviewing your Mac’s System Preferences.
Open System Preferences:
- Look for Profiles. If it is there, open it and review what profiles are installed on your Mac. While profiles are useful for managing Macs, they are sometimes abused by malware. Select and remove all the profiles that are unknown to you.
- Open Users & Groups. These are files and apps that automatically open when you log in. Select and remove those that are unfamiliar to you.
How to prevent malware infections
As for malware prevention, we recommend you to be very careful about installing applications.
Be aware of malicious advertisements that spreads trojans to Macs, such as fake Flash Player updates. Also, remember that many free apps have unwanted software embedded in their installers.
If you scan installers with a good anti-malware tool before you open them, you might be able to catch them before they can infect yoru computer. If you use a tool that blocks malicious websites, that can also improve your safety.
Finally, use Time Machine to create backups of your Mac. This can help you easily recover from malware attacks.
Automatic Malware removal tools
TopHow to remove Search.anysearchmanager.com Virus from Google Chrome on Mac:
- Open Chrome browser.
- Enter in the url field “chrome://extensions” address and hit Enter.
- Find Search.anysearchmanager.com Virus on the extensions list and click on the recycle bin icon next to it.
- Click on 'Chrome' button at the top left corner. Select 'Preferences' on a drop-down menu box.
- Find 'Search' options on Settings tab. If your search engine is changed, click 'Manage Search Engines' and set your preferred search engine.
- On the same page find 'Show home button' checkbox and change your homepage.
- On the 'Preferences' menu window, scroll down to the bottom and find 'Reset settings' button. Click it.
- Confirm your selection and click 'Reset' on the following window.
How To remove Search.anysearchmanager.com Virus from Firefox on Mac OS:
- Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Mozilla window and select the “Add-ons” icon (Or press cmd+Shift+A on your keyboard).
- Go through Extensions list, remove everything Search.anysearchmanager.com Virus related and items you do not recognise. If you do not know the extension and it is not made by Mozilla, Google, Microsoft, Oracle or Adobe then you probably do not need it.
- Enter “about:preferences” in URL bar and hit enter.
- Open Search settings tab.
- If your search engine is changed, click 'Default Search Engines' and set your preferred search engine.
- If your homepage was changed, click on the Firefox menu in the top right corner, select Preferences-> General. Enter a preferable URL to the home page field.
- Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Mozilla Firefox window. Click on the Help button.
- Choose Troubleshooting Information on the Help menu.
- Click on the Refresh Firefox button.
- Click on the Refresh Firefox button on the confirmation box. Mozilla Firefox will close and change the settings to default.
How to remove Search.anysearchmanager.com Virus from Safari:TopRemove malicious extensions
- Click on Safari menu on the top left corner of the screen. Select Preferences.
- Select Extensions and uninstall anysearchmanager virus and other suspicious extensions.
- If your homepage was changed, click on Safari menu on the top left corner of the screen. Select Preferences and choose General tab. Enter preferable URL to the homepage field.
- Click on Safari menu on the top left corner of the screen. Select Reset Safari…
- Select which options you want to reset (usually all of them come preselected) and click on the Reset button.