What is Searchmarquis.com

Searchmarquis.com or Search Marquis is search site, that causes undesired consequences in browsers. The hijacker can infect Safari, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox on macOS. After infiltration, it modifies settings of the homepage and search engine to http://www.searchmarquis.com. This is intermediary search page with minimalistic design, as you can see in the picture below, that redirects typed queries to Yahoo.com, Bing.com, Baidu, Yandex.ru, depending on the geolocation of the user. The principle of operation of Searchmarquis.com is based on hijacking browsers, referring traffic to affiliate search systems and getting a revenue share. Along with that website has a poor privacy policy and can collect browsing data and sell it to advertising companies. On the page below you will find all instructions necessary to remove Searchmarquis.com and restore browsers to default state.

Searchmarquis.com hijacker

How Searchmarquis.com infected your Mac

Searchmarquis.com uses plenty of inventive ways to infect browsers on macOS. The main way to sneak into the computer is “bundled installers”. Quite often users download small and helpful utilities to perform a simple task. Media converters, downloaders, ISO burning tools, media players, codecs, plugins can be bundled with Searchmarquis.com. During the installation process, they may show an offer to install Search Marquis extension. If users ignore such offers, the installer invisibly implements the add-on. Classic antivirus products cannot protect Mac from these infections. To avoid hijackers or adware and remove Searchmarquis.com we recommend Combo Cleaner, CleanMyMac or Malwarebytes for Mac.

Download Searchmarquis.com Removal Tool for Mac

Download ComboCleaner

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

Remove Searchmarquis.com manually for free

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

Important update: In order to remove Searchmarquis.com hijacker you need to get rid of Search Marquis application. To be able to uninstall Search Marquis you need to stop its process in Activity Monitor. Problem is, that app is set up to restart after a second it was terminated. Follow instructions below to stop Search Marquis process.

Stop Search Marquis process

  1. In Finder go to /Users/Test/Library/Application Support/Search Marquis folder.
  2. Right-click on Search Marquis application and in context menu choose Show Package Content.
  3. Navigate to Contents/MacOS directory and remove Search Marquis file (with black icon).
  4. If previous step was performed correctly, Search Marquis application won’t restart automatically and you will be able to terminate the process in Activity Monitor.
  5. Press Command+Option+Escape buttons on your Mac to start Activity Monitor, find Search Marquis process and click Quit Process button.

Remove Searchmarquis.com from Applications

Remove Searchmarquis.com from Mac:

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

Cannot uninstall Searchmarquis.com

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

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

Remove Searchmarquis.com add-on from your browsers

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

Reset browser settings

To finish Searchmarquis.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 Searchmarquis.com


~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.SearchMarquis.plist
~/Library/Safari/Extensions/Search Marquis.safariextz
~/Library/Application Support/Search Marquis

How to protect Mac OSX from adware, like Searchmarquis.com

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