How to remove Any Search Manager (Mac)

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What is Any Search Manager

Any Search Manager or Any Search Manager by SafeFinder is advertising app for MacOS and extension for Safari, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. It is designed to modify browser search and homepage settings. After infiltration Any Search Manager takes control over browsers and changes default search engine and start page to search.anysearchmanager.com, search.anysearch.net, search.anysearchmac.com or other website of similar kind. All this domains used for search engines and redirect search queries to Yahoo, Bing or some third-party website. SafeFinder originates in Israel, and is also wide-spread on Windows-operated computers. It is affiliated with Yahoo and generates income from advertising revenue of search engines it drives traffic to. Using such services may be harmful for users privacy or just inconvenient for users using other search engines. Use instructions and tools below to remove Any Search Manager from Mac and Safari and restore browser settings.

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How Any Search Manager infected your Mac

Any Search Manager spreads on Macs using “bundled installation”. This is the method, when applications (usually advertising) are offered for free along with well-known useful programs. As a result, users get valuable application for free, but may start getting ads and pop-ups in browsers or MacOS. Often, the consequences are not clearly explained, or users do not bother reading all terms of use. It is quite hard to avoid bundled installations on MacOS, but there are certain instruments to remove apps like Any Search Manager.

Download Any Search Manager Removal Tool for Mac

Download Combo Cleaner

To remove Any Search Manager completely we recommend you to use Combo Cleaner. It can help you remove files, folders and registry keys of Any Search Manager and uninstall hijackers, toolbars and unwanted add-ons from Safari browser. Trial version of Combo Cleaner offers virus scan and 1-time removal for FREE.

Alternative Removal Tool

Download CleanMyMacX

To remove Any Search Manager completely we recommend you to use CleanMyMacX. It can help you remove files, folders and registry keys of Any Search Manager and uninstall hijackers, toolbars and unwanted add-ons from Safari browser.

Remove Any Search Manager manually for free

Here is manual step-by-step tutorial for full Any Search Manager removal from your computer. This works 99% and was checked with the latest versions of Any Search Manager installer on operating systems with latest updates and browser versions.

Remove Any Search Manager from Applications

Remove Any Search Manager from Mac:

  1. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications.
  2. Any Search Manager might have an Uninstaller. If you see Uninstall Any Search Manager or Any Search Manager Uninstaller, double-click it and follow the onscreen instructions.
  3. Otherwise, drag Any Search Manager from the Applications folder to the Trash (located at the end of the Dock).
  4. Then choose Finder > Empty Trash.

Cannot uninstall Any Search Manager

If you can’t uninstall Any Search Manager using instructions above, or it keeps coming back, you can use free AppCleaner for Mac to remove all residual data and libraries of Any Search Manager. Follow instructions below:

  1. Download free AppCleaner.
  2. Drag Any Search Manager from Applications folder to AppCleaner window.
  3. Choose files and folders you want to remove along with Any Search Manager.
  4. Click Delete button.

Remove Any Search Manager add-on from your browsers

Removing Any Search Manager from Applications often does not bring desired effect. It is browser extension and it may still be active in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Here are instructions on how to remove Any Search Manager extension from your browsers manually.

Safari:

  1. Start Safari on your Mac, click Safari to open drop-down menu and choose Preferences
  2. Click Extensions tab.
  3. Find Any Search Manager extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button to remove it.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions/.
  3. Find Any Search Manager extension.
  4. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:addons.
  3. Choose Any Search Manager extension.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Reset browser settings

To finish Any Search Manager removal reset your browser settings to make sure, there is no leftover items in browser folders.

Reset Safari:

  1. Start Safari on your Mac, click Safari to open drop-down menu and choose Preferences
  2. Go to the Privacy section of Safari’s preferences.
  3. Click Remove All Website Data button.
  4. In opened window click Remove Now button to remove data stored by websites in Safari.
  5. Go to the Advanced section of Safari’s preferences.
  6. Click the Show Develop menu in menu bar option.
  7. In the menu click Develop and select Empty Caches from this menu.
  8. Again, go to Safari menu and choose Clear History….
  9. Choose to clear all history and click Clear History button.

Reset Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://settings/.
  3. Scroll down and find Show advanced settings link.
  4. Click on it and scroll down to the bottom again.
  5. Click Reset settings button and click Reset to confirm.

Reset Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:support.
  3. Click Refresh Firefox… button.
  4. Click Refresh Firefox to confirm.

How to protect Mac OSX from adware like Any Search Manager

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