What is My-search.site

My-search.site is one of many browser hijackers that targets Mac systems. After successful penetration, it triggers the change in the search engine by swapping it to https://my-search.site, default tab, and other parts of your browser. Recent investigation suspected and proved the implication of the My-search extension which gets installed without consent. Usually, extensions are not hard to disable or uninstall, however, unwanted add-ons like this can be correlated with actual programs that assign new profiles and values. This way, authentic methods to delete the extension will not work, because it will reinstall itself infinitely until an unwanted program is on your PC. It is also necessary to mention that unwanted programs like browser hijackers can steal your data and share it with cybercriminals. This is why it is highly-important to delete My-search.site from your Mac to secure safer and private browsing.

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How My-search.site infected your computer

As known, potentially unwanted programs exploit multiple defects of the Internet. The first and most prevalent is capitalizing on users who download pirated/cracked software. Knowing that tendency, extortionists create custom repacks and fill them up with additional offers. They pack them into “Advanced” or “Custom” sections, propose you to choose “Recommended/Fast” installation instead of “Manual”, and similar options. Some users get puzzled and trust recommended options which unfortunately leads to a sticky infection. Last, but not least method to infiltrate systems is via malicious ads. Despite the high reputation of the Mac security system, cybercriminals find bugs and other vices to spread malvertising content. In this case, it is worth considering to install additional security tools that will block you from the dark side of the web. All of the questions and answers that remain unsolved, can be found below.

Download Removal Tool for Mac

Download Combo Cleaner

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

Alternative Removal Tool

Download Spyhunter for Mac

To remove My-search.site completely, we recommend you to use Spyhunter for Mac. It can help you remove files, folders and registry keys of My-search.site and uninstall hijackers, toolbars and unwanted add-ons from Safari browser.

Remove My-search.site manually for free

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

Important update: My-search.site 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 My-search.site 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 My-search.site profile from system preferences

Remove My-search.site from Applications

Remove My-search.site from Mac:

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

Cannot uninstall My-search.site

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

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

Remove My-search.site add-on from your browsers

Removing My-search 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 My-search 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 My-search 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 My-search 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 My-search extension.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Reset browser settings

To finish My-search.site 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 My-search.site


~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.My-search.plist
~/Library/Safari/Extensions/My-search.safariextz
~/Library/Application Support/My-search

How to protect Mac OSX from hijackers, like My-search.site

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