MixBuilder is potentially unwanted application (PUA), that comes in form of extension for Safari, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers on Mac systems. App is classified as adware, because it displays pop-up ads and unwanted advertisements, that does not belong to the sites you are browsing. Such MixBuilder advertisements may look differently: boxes with coupons, underlined words (in-text ads), pop-up ads or banners. Also, MixBuilder can modify search engine and homepage settings, which can result in search redirects to doubtful websites. As add-on, MixBuilder gets permissions to access your browser history and, what is more dangerous, sensitive information from webpages including passwords, phone numbers and credit cards.
Goto-searchitnow.global.ssl.fastly.net is intermediary domain, used by search hijackers to redirect user's queries from well-known search engines to Searchitnow.info and vice versa. Goto-searchitnow.global.ssl.fastly.net can be seen in Safari, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox on Mac. Probably, it is used to drive traffic through faster cloud servers. If your searches are compromised like this, it means there is an adware module installed on your Mac. It can be presented by application, add-on, malicious device profile or just virus file and process.
Easy Speed Test Access or Search.easyspeedtestaccess.com is nasty browser hijacker and adware, that modifies search engine, homepage and new tab settings in Safari, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. It can infect both Windows and Mac computers. Virus gets access to browsers data by installing extension, users themselves download it from phishing or advertising pages. Add-ons can be called: Easy Speed Test Access, Speed Test, Super Speed Tester, etc. After infiltration, hijacker sets search.easyspeedtestaccess.com as default search and opens it as homepage or new tab at every start. Page looks like typical third-party search engine, with toolbar, quick links to shopping sites and social networks and, in this case, to websites, that provide internet speed testing functionality. Search queries are redirected to search.yahoo.com.
Search Encrypt or Searchencrypt.com is internet search engine, that, according to its developers, prioritises users's privacy while web search. Company, that developed this site is based in Limassol, Cyprus. Search Encrypt uses AES-256 encryption to encode search terms, and creates short-living key to encrypt user's queries. Searchencrypt.com can be used independently, or along with Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox add-ons called Search Encrypt and Privacy Toolkit. Although, website seems to be legitimate, many users complain, that extensions are installed without their consent. Search Encrypt gets its revenue from ads, and advertising policy, as well as encryption technology are not transparent. These facts give a birth to concerns about its safety and privacy. In this tutorial we show how to completely remove Search Encrypt and restore preferred homepage and search engine settings.
MacSecurityPlus is advertising virus, that hits Mac systems. It aims Safari, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browsers and wants to control these apps to display ads, pop-ups and get access to private user's data. MacSecurityPlus does not have any interface, but its activity can be spotted in Activity Monitor. It also generates fake system alerts and causes legal system messages to force users to grant access to browsers for MacSecurityPlus. As a result of virus activity, users may experience unstable browsers operation, modification of browser settings, such as default search engine and homepage, and annoying, unusual advertising. In addition to that, MacSecurityPlus access to browsing data (history, cookies, caches, bookmarks), opens gate to affected computer for advertisers of all kinds.