Search.anysearchmanager.com virus is a browser hijacker, designed to infect Mac operating systems. A known Mac-virus creator is the author of this parasite: a company called Linkury. They have generated quite a few variants of the hijackware group. A few of our articles discuss such unwanted search engines like Search.safefinderformac.com and Search.weather-genie.com.
A sub-domain Anysearchmanager.com promotes an “Any Search Manager DS” which is also available in the Chrome Web Store. During its addition to the browser, the extension requires these permissions: to read and change content of visited websites, to connect to other websites and to change browsers’ preferences. It will also change your default search provider. Therefore, any time you enter search queries, you will be redirected to Search.yahoo.com website which will be filled with sponsored links from Linkury company.
Anysearchmanager.com Mac browser hijacker will display pop-ups and initiate redirection
Linkury has been accredited for creating such disturbing browser hijackers like Search.safefinder.info and Isearch.safefinder.net. Basically, the company generates useless search engines and promotes them as very convenient toolbars. Nevertheless, its browser extensions are redundant and people won’t be able to manage their searches better with a Search.anysearchmanager.com virus. In fact, they will only take risks of entering Malicious or deceptive websites/ads.
The Anysearchmanager.com infection is the most relevant in United States of America since over 60% of web traffic is received from this country. Smaller numbers of visitors are from United Kingdom, Canada, France and Japan. However, this does not mean that people from different countries cannot be infected with this browser hijacker. In the global ranking system of websites, the domain has obtained the 68,652 position.
Even though people are assuming that Mac operating systems are more immune to malware infections, this has been proven to be an out-dated belief. The number of malicious/suspicious applications, targeting Mac devices, is astonishingly increasing. For instance, Search.linkeymac.com is also a browser hijacker which will mess up browsers’ settings of Mac computers.
Furthermore, SophosLabs researchers have estimated a possible increase in the Mac malware. Therefore, if you are a proud Mac user, we hope you will consider getting appropriate protection for your operating system.
During an infection with a Search.anysearchmanager.com virus, you could be introduced with a variety of different disturbing content. First of all, you could be attacked by repetitive spam campaigns, urging you to purchase low-priced items. However, you could be actually introduced with bad offers that will not help you save money.
In order cases, advertisements could direct you to completely different websites and secretly invite you with malware, exploiting drive-by technique. It means that malicious scripts will automatically run and insert devious tools into your operating system (Drive-by attack).
Protect your Mac device from malware parasites like Search.anysearchmanager.com virus
There is a method for removing Any Search Manager by SafeFinfer malware without the help from an anti-malware tool. Take a look at the guidelines below and repeat them carefully. However, this will not work properly if you have more malicious parasites in your device. To secure your Mac, we recommend installing an anti-malware tool. Reimage will provide you with the best options for malware eliminations, scans and regular check-ups. Do not hesitate and protect yourself from vicious hackers’ plans.
As for the malware prevention, we can recommend you to stop installing potentially dangerous applications. Of course, freeware programs can seem harmless, but you should check whether such assumptions are true. If you download an installer, run it through a scanner and find out whether security researchers find it respectable.
If its a new malware parasite, analysts might have not the chance to analyze it. Therefore, if you are advised to install a brand new, unheard of tool, we suggest you not to do it. Since malware and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) can invade your computer secretly, we advise you to select advanced/custom modes for every Setup you begin.
Top How 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.
- 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.
Top How to remove Search.anysearchmanager.com virus from Safari:
Remove 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.
If you are still experiencing any issues related to Search.anysearchmanager.com virus, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.
- 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.
If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.