What is LandSlide Search

LandSlide Search by Uprise Technologies LLC is a malicious piece that exists in both program and extension versions. It is presented as a tool to alleviate the searching process by altering your homepage and changing the search engine to search.landslidesearch.com. For example, if you try to type something in Google search engine it will instantly dispatch you over to its LandSlide Search engine. However, it operates as a hijacker that is supposed to track your browser’s activity and show unwanted advertisements on its homepage apparently as a way to gain profit. Most fabricated search engines cannot actually generate search results, so they automatically redirect to Google, Yahoo, Bing or other legitimate search engines. Search.landslidesearch.com is not an exception, it redirects to Yahoo search engine which seems to be minor and absolutely clear. However, it still drops the browser working speed and can gather your data (such as IP-addresses, passwords, geolocations and other valuable info). Frauds themselves feel very comfortable about receiving this type of data because it opens up a sweet window to capitalize on for personal profit. The leak of this information can lead to massive financial loss and identity theft. To ensure your device safety and remove LandSlide Search go through the following steps in this article below.

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How LandSlide Search infected your computer

The reason you encountered with LandSlide Search is that extension or program was somehow installed on your computer. Usually, this type of program is downloaded via online ads or bunched with other free software from the web. There are lots of program kits that contain offers that can be selectively chosen at some stage of installation. Obviously, developers get paid to include applications in their software packages as a way of promotion. Thereby, make sure you pay rapt attention to the details and elect for custom installation unchecking everything you are not aware of when installing any program. People tend to rush through the installation process (e.g. by ignoring terms, skipping steps and sections, using pre-set options, etc.) and get mind-boggled when they realize that their browser interface has changed beyond recognition. This can put users’ devices under risk with potential system infiltrations and infections causing severe issues along the way. To remove LandSlide Search and switch to your previously used search engine, please follow the free malware removal guide below.

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Download ComboCleaner

To remove Search.landslidesearch.com completely, we recommend you to use Combo Cleaner. It can help you remove files, folders and registry keys of Search.landslidesearch.com 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.

Remove Search.landslidesearch.com manually for free

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

Important update: Search.landslidesearch.com 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 Search.landslidesearch.com 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 Search.landslidesearch.com profile from system preferences

Remove Search.landslidesearch.com from Applications

Remove Search.landslidesearch.com from Mac:

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

Cannot uninstall Search.landslidesearch.com

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

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

Remove Search.landslidesearch.com add-on from your browsers

Removing LandSlide 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 LandSlide 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 LandSlide 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 LandSlide 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 LandSlide Search extension.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Reset browser settings

To finish Search.landslidesearch.com 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 Search.landslidesearch.com


~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.LandSlide Search.plist
~/Library/Safari/Extensions/LandSlide Search.safariextz
~/Library/Application Support/ProApps

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