If you receive Deceptive Website Warning pop-up, that looks like on the first picture below, in Safari, when visiting well-known, reputable websites, searching in Google, Yahoo or Bing, it means your browser or computer is infected. On this page you will learn how to deal with this problem. If you are sure, that you were able to visit websites, where you now see “Deceptive Website Warning” pop-up, earlier, or you get it on websites like Google.com, Facebook.com, Amazon.com and others, go on reading this article. Here we give detailed tutorial to remove virus, that causes scam messages in Safari in Mac, including “Deceptive Website Warning”.
Mysearch.com by APN, LLC is dangerous browser hijacker for Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari, that modifies settings of search engine and homepage. APN (Ask Partner Network) is related to once popular search engine Ask.com, that was distributed via unwanted toolbars installations. Mysearch.com looks like legitimate search website with search box, shortcuts with quick links to social networks and shopping sites and is said to be “enhanced by Google”. After closer research, it turns out, that users queries are redirected to search.mysearch.com, that is filled with third-party ads in search results and is quite different from Google SERPs.
Search.tapufind.com is precarious search engine for Safari, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. It appears in browsers after installing Tapufind New Tab extension and replaces default settings of homepage, search engine and newtab. This add-on was developed in Israel. Search.tapufind.com redirects users search queries to search.yahoo.com, and gets commission from ad revenue in this search engine. Tapufind takes control of browser settings and doesn’t allow users to modify them. Changing settings won’t help, as they will be reverted back to Search.tapufind.com. Hijacker tracks and collects information about user’s online behaviour, such as search and visits history, that can be used for advertising purposes.
Search.hogwarin.com is another typical representative of search hijackers for Mac, that installs in Safari, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. It infects browsers using Hogwarin extensions, that controls and modifies browser settings, such as homepage, default search engine and new tab. Settings cannot be changed by users, unless this malicious add-on is removed. As well as other hijackers of this type, Search.hogwarin.com redirects user’s queries to search.yahoo.com. Special removal tool for Hogwarin called Uninstall.dmg is offered on their website. It will presumably remove extension and reset the settings. However, we do not recommend downloading additional software from developers of adware and hijackers.