How to remove Goto-searchitnow.global.ssl.fastly.net (Mac)

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What is Goto-searchitnow.global.ssl.fastly.net

Goto-searchitnow.global.ssl.fastly.net is intermediary domain, used by search hijackers to redirect user’s queries from well-known search engines to Searchitnow.info and vice versa. Goto-searchitnow.global.ssl.fastly.net can be seen in Safari, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox on Mac. Probably, it is used to drive traffic through faster cloud servers, because, usually, full redirect looks like this:

goto-searchitnow.global.ssl.fastly.net/v1/hostedsearch > searchroute-1560352588.us-west-2.elb.amazonaws.com > yandex.ru (or bing.com or search.yahoo.com depending on user's location)

If your searches are compromised like this, it means there is an adware module installed on your Mac. It can be presented by application, add-on, malicious device profile or just virus file and process. You can use instructions below to remove Goto-searchitnow.global.ssl.fastly.net manually, however, we recommend using Combo Cleaner (link below) to scan your Mac for malware.

Goto-searchitnow.global.ssl.fastly.net hijacker

How Goto-searchitnow.global.ssl.fastly.net infected your Mac

Goto-searchitnow.global.ssl.fastly.net or SearchItNow often infects Mac computers by fake Adobe Flash updates. Here is how it works: phishing page shows users alerts or pop-ups, that he/she needs to update flash player to watch the video, or see particular content. After user clicks “OK” button it downloads fake installer and sets up malware in browsers.

searchitnow installer on mac

Users usually do not pay attention to installation process of third-party programs. Use Combo Cleaner or BitDefender Antivirus for Mac to protect from threats like Goto-searchitnow.global.ssl.fastly.net.

Download Goto-searchitnow.global.ssl.fastly.net Removal Tool for Mac

Download ComboCleaner

To remove Goto-searchitnow.global.ssl.fastly.net completely, we recommend you to use Combo Cleaner. It can help you remove files, folders and registry keys of Goto-searchitnow.global.ssl.fastly.net 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.

Remove Goto-searchitnow.global.ssl.fastly.net manually for free

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

Important update: Goto-searchitnow.global.ssl.fastly.net hijacker installs malicious Device Profile called AdminPrefs on MacOS, that won’t allow users to make changes to browser search engine and homepage settings. Follow instructions below to remove this profile.

Remove Goto-searchitnow.global.ssl.fastly.net profile

  1. Go to System Preferences and click on Profiles.
  2. In the list of profiles on the left side choose AdminPrefs and click on “-” button to remove it.
  3. In your case it can be named differently, in this case remove all visible profiles. Check the picture below to see how it looks like.
  4. remove Goto-searchitnow.global.ssl.fastly.net profile from system preferences

Remove Goto-searchitnow.global.ssl.fastly.net from Applications

Remove Goto-searchitnow.global.ssl.fastly.net from Mac:

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

Cannot uninstall Goto-searchitnow.global.ssl.fastly.net

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

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

Remove Goto-searchitnow.global.ssl.fastly.net add-on from your browsers

Removing SearchItNow from Applications often does not bring the 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 SearchItNow 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 SearchItNow 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 SearchItNow 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 SearchItNow extension.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Reset browser settings

To finish Goto-searchitnow.global.ssl.fastly.net 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 Goto-searchitnow.global.ssl.fastly.net


~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.searchitnow.plist
~/Library/Safari/Extensions/SearchItNow.safariextz

How to protect Mac OSX from adware like Goto-searchitnow.global.ssl.fastly.net

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