How to remove MainBoardSearch from Mac

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What is MainBoardSearch?

MainBoardSearch is an advertising program that can start torturing you by sending you hundreds of annoying advertisements. It gets into a user’s device under the guise of Adobe Flash Player installer. After penetrating the computer, the program starts to display a huge amount of promotional products, such as banner ads, coupons, pop-ups on websites that you visit on a daily basis. Adware can also transfer your private data to third parties and analyze your browsing or network activity. Hence, to stop such a browser’s behavior, you need to remove MainBoardSearch without wasting your time.

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Also, you can try to remove MainBoardSearch manually.

Alternative solution. Step 1: Remove MainBoardSearch from Mac

MainBoardSearch may not have the app associated with it in Applications. However, we recommend you to inspect the list of installed applications and remove unknown or suspicious ones. Look for MainBoardSearch or MainBoardSearch.app.

Mac OSX:

  1. Open Finder
  2. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications
  3. If you see Uninstall MainBoardSearch or MainBoardSearch Uninstaller, double-click it and follow instructions
  4. Drag unwanted application MainBoardSearch from the Applications folder to the Trash (located on the right side of the Dock)

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Mac OSX

Step 2: Remove malicious entries from Profiles (Mac)

  1. Open System Preferences.
  2. Click on Profiles.
  3. Click on unsigned and suspicious profiles on the left panel.
  4. Click the minus button below to delete rogue settings.

mac profiles

Step 3: Remove MainBoardSearch from browsers

Safari:

  1. Open Safari
  2. Click Safari menu.
  3. Choose Extensions.
  4. Find MainBoardSearch or other suspicious extensions.
  5. Click Uninstall button to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Safari.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Click the Chrome menu (3-dots icon) in the top right corner.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find MainBoardSearch or other suspicious extensions.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose MainBoardSearch or other suspicious extensions.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Step 4: Resetting your browser search and homepage settings

Reset browser setting in Safari:

  1. Open Safari.
  2. Click on the Safari menu.
  3. Choose Reset Safari….
  4. Click Reset button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Safari.

Reset browser setting in Google Chrome:

  1. Click the Chrome menu (3 bar button) in the top right corner.
  2. Choose Settings.
  3. Click Show advanced settings.
  4. Go to Reset browser settings section.
  5. Click Reset browser settings.
  6. In the dialog that appears, click Reset.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Google Chrome.

Reset browser setting in Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Go to Help.
  3. Go to Troubleshooting information.
  4. Click Reset Firefox… button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Mozilla Firefox.

Remove following files and folders of MainBoardSearch:

~/Library/Application Support/com.PublicAdviseSearch/PublicAdviseSearch
~/Library/Application Support/com.PublicAdviseSearchDaemon/PublicAdviseSearch
~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.PublicAdviseSearch.plist
~/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.PublicAdviseSearchDaemon.plist

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