What is CapitalSearchCharacter

CapitalSearchCharacter is an adware-type application that is classified as a Potentially Unwanted Application (PUA). It is known for delivering various intrusive advertisements and promoting fake search engines. This application also has capabilities common to browser hijackers, such as browser modification. It can monitor users’ browsing habits, which raises privacy concerns. The adware is often proliferated using bogus Adobe Flash Player updaters/installers, which can also be used to spread other malware like Trojans and ransomware. Once installed, CapitalSearchCharacter starts delivering various pop-ups, banners, coupons, surveys, and other advertisements. These intrusive ads limit browsing speed and website visibility. When clicked, they can redirect to untrusted and potentially malicious pages. Some ads can even execute scripts to download or install unwanted software stealthily. The adware changes the default search engine of the browser and may display ads on webpages that you visit or redirect you to promoted sites. It can also inject advertisements into the content of the web page, often in strange positions or overlaying the content.

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How CapitalSearchCharacter infects Mac computers

CapitalSearchCharacter typically infiltrates Mac systems through deceptive installation tactics. Users often encounter random redirect pages asking to update Adobe Flash Player or other software. These updates are usually fake and lead to the installation of the adware. It can also come bundled with other free software or apps, and users may unknowingly install it while installing the primary software.

  1. Download CapitalSearchCharacter Removal Tool
  2. Remove CapitalSearchCharacter from Login Items
  3. Remove/Uninstall CapitalSearchCharacter from Applications
  4. Remove CapitalSearchCharacter from browsers
  5. Reset browser settings
  6. Remove CapitalSearchCharacter files and folders
  7. Block CapitalSearchCharacter ads and pop-ups
  8. How to protect from threats, like CapitalSearchCharacter

Download CapitalSearchCharacter Removal Tool

Download Spyhunter for Mac

To remove CapitalSearchCharacter completely, we recommend you to use Spyhunter for Mac. It can help you remove files, folders, and registry keys of CapitalSearchCharacter and uninstall hijackers, toolbars, and unwanted add-ons from the Safari browser. The trial version of Spyhunter for Mac offers virus scan and 1-time removal for FREE.

Alternative Removal Tool

Download CleanMyMac

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

Remove CapitalSearchCharacter manually for free

Note: CapitalSearchCharacter sets up to start on macOS startup. Therefore, before starting the removal, perform these steps:

  1. Open System Preferences, choose Users & Groups.
  2. Choose your account (set up as Current User).
  3. Click Login Items tab.
  4. Find “CapitalSearchCharacter” entry. Select it, and click the “-“ (minus) button to remove it.

Note 2: CapitalSearchCharacter won’t quit just by closing it, therefor use Force Quit to end the process.

  1. Press 3 buttons at the same time: Option, Command, and Esc (Escape). This is similar to Control-Alt-Delete on a Windows PC.
  2. Choose CapitalSearchCharacter in the list.
  3. Click Force Quit button.

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

Remove CapitalSearchCharacter from Applications

Remove CapitalSearchCharacter from Mac:

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

Cannot uninstall CapitalSearchCharacter

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

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

Remove CapitalSearchCharacter add-on from your browsers

Removing CapitalSearchCharacter from Applications often does not bring the desired effect. It is a browser extension, and it may still be active in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Here are instructions on how to remove the CapitalSearchCharacter 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 CapitalSearchCharacter 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 CapitalSearchCharacter 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 CapitalSearchCharacter extension.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Reset browser settings

To finish CapitalSearchCharacter removal, reset your browser settings to make sure, there are 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.

Remove following files and folders of CapitalSearchCharacter


~/Library/Application Support/.[random_string]/Services/com.CapitalSearchCharacter.service.app
~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.CapitalSearchCharacter.service.plist
/Library/Application Support/.[random_string]/System/com.CapitalSearchCharacter.system
/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.CapitalSearchCharacter.system.plist

Download AdGuard for Mac to block malicious pop-ups, that promote CapitalSearchCharacter

AdGuard is the best ad-blocker, internet filtering, and internet security application for macOS. It can cut out unwanted banners from site pages, block pop-ups, stop redirects, and prevent users from visiting potentially dangerous resources. Use it to stop ads promoting CapitalSearchCharacter in browsers.

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How to protect Mac OSX from adware, like CapitalSearchCharacter

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Mac OSX is known to be one of the safest operating systems, and for a long time, there was no need for antivirus products for Mac. But with the growing popularity of Mac computers and notebooks and evolving technology, viruses, trojans, adware, toolbars, hijackers, and other malware paved the way for Mac users. We recommend you to use one of the best anti-malware for Mac available — Malwarebytes for Mac.

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