MacOSDefender or MacOSDefender.app is malicious application for MacOS, that takes over search and homepage settings in Safari, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. While searching for something, users can see multiple redirects, for example: goto-searchitnow.global.ssl.fastly.net -> my-search.com -> searchroute-1560352588.us-west-2.elb.amazonaws.com -> alphashoppers.co. Some of this web addresses figured in our previous articles, from what we can make a conclusion, that those hijackers have similar roots and, probably, one team of developers.
Searchitnow.info is insecure search website, that can infect Safari, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers. It replaces default settings of new tab, home page and search engine. Depending on user location, Searchitnow.info can redirect to goto-searchitnow.global.ssl.fastly.net, my-search.com, alphashoppers.co, go.mail.ru. From a technical point of view, Searchitnow.info is not a virus, although it hinders or completely blocks the work in the browser. Malware constitutes a threat to the privacy and security of personal data.
Alpha Shoppers is browser ad-supported add-on, that installs in Google Chrome. After infiltration malware takes control over homepage and search engine settings in this browser. Adware redirects user queries to alphashoppers.co search powered by infospace.com. Search results by Alpha Shoppers may contain sponsored results and extra ads. Additionally, this unwanted application displays ads and coupons on shopping sites in form of drop-down windows, pop-ups, banners.