How to remove Search.worthut.com (Mac)

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What is Search.worthut.com

Search.worthut.com is a browser hijacker that targets Mac users, altering web browser settings without permission and redirecting users to its own search engine. This article provides an overview of what Search.worthut.com is, how it infects Mac computers, and methods for its removal. Search.worthut.com is often presented as a legitimate search engine that claims to enhance users’ browsing experience by delivering relevant search results. However, it is categorized as a browser hijacker due to its intrusive behavior, such as modifying browser settings (homepage, default search engine) and redirecting users to its own page or other dubious websites. This not only disrupts the browsing experience but may also pose privacy concerns due to potential data collection and sharing with third parties. For users who prefer an easier or more comprehensive approach, several malware removal tools are available that can detect and remove browser hijackers like Search.worthut.com. Tools such as Spyhunter or Malwarebytes for Mac are recommended for scanning the system and removing any detected threats.

Search.worthut.com pop-ups

How Search.worthut.com infects Macs

The infection process of Search.worthut.com on Macs typically involves bundled software installations or deceptive pop-up ads. Users may unknowingly install the hijacker when it is bundled with free software or applications they download from the internet. During the installation process, the option to install additional programs (like Search.worthut.com) might be pre-selected or hidden within “Custom” or “Advanced” settings, which users often overlook. Clicking on deceptive ads or pop-ups can also initiate the download and installation of such unwanted programs.

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

Download Search.worthut.com Removal Tool

Download Spyhunter for Mac

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

Remove Search.worthut.com manually for free

Note: Search.worthut.com sets up to start on Mac OS 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 “Search.worthut.com”, “tBrains” or other suspicious entry. Select it, and click the “-“ (minus) button to remove it.

Note 2: Search.worthut.com 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 Search.worthut.com, tBrains or other suspicious entry in the list.
  3. Click Force Quit button.

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

Remove Search.worthut.com from Applications

Remove Search.worthut.com from Mac:

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

Cannot uninstall Search.worthut.com

If you can’t uninstall Search.worthut.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.worthut.com. Follow instructions below:

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

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

Removing Search.worthut.com 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 Search.worthut.com 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 Search.worthut.com, tBrains or other suspicious 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 Search.worthut.com, tBrains or other suspicious 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 Search.worthut.com, tBrains or other suspicious extension.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Reset browser settings

To finish Search.worthut.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.worthut.com


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

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