How to remove Searchmarquis.com from Mac

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What is Searchmarquis.com?

Searchmarquis.com is a potentially unwanted application that belongs to the group called “browser hijacker”. Browser hijacker is a sort of malware which is used for advertising purposes as well as link promotion. This is why Search Marquis might display irrelevant search results or redirect users to sites filled with ads. As a rule, it gets on users’ devices by means of freeware programs using bundling distribution method. Once installed, it forcibly changes the default search engine/homepage/new tab URL of a browser without user permission. Browser hijacker might also add Search Marquis to the Applications folder, create a new entry in Profiles, and add the extension to your browser. Moreover, it is able to track users’ browsing activity and use this information to display customized ads on webpages users visit or sell it to third parties. Keep in mind that such activities might also put your privacy at risk. If you have been looking for effective ways to remove Searchmarquis.com hijacker, we advise you to use an anti-malware program. However, if you are an experienced computer user, you may carry out this task with the help of our step-by-step guidelines.

Brief overview:
NameSearch Marquis
Type of threatbrowser hijacker
URL addresssearchmarquis.com
SymptomsBrowser hijacker changes homepage and search engine of browser so that users are forced to use them. It fills the targeted browser with commercial content in form of pop-ups, banners, in-text links, audio/video ads, etc. Also, hijacker can occasionally cause redirects to third-party websites
InfiltrationFreeware programs, illegal software, software cracks, torrents, fake updates
Manual RemovalTo eliminate threat manually, you should remove all files and applications related to the browser hijacker
Removal ToolTo uninstall Searchmarquis.com hijacker from Mac, we recommend using Combo Cleaner. This is the only way you can be 100% sure that all components of the threat are removed from the system.

Recommended Anti-malware tools:

The easiest and modern way of removing hijackers, pop-ups, Trojans, ransomware, or other viruses is to use automatic removal tools. See our Anti-malware tools below for further instructions.

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Also, you can try to remove Searchmarquis.com manually.

Alternative solution. Step 1: Remove Searchmarquis.com from Mac

Searchmarquis.com 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 Searchmarquis.com or Searchmarquis.com.app.

Mac OSX:

  1. Open Finder
  2. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications
  3. If you see Uninstall Searchmarquis.com or Searchmarquis.com Uninstaller, double-click it and follow instructions
  4. Drag unwanted application Searchmarquis.com 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: Get rid of Searchmarquis.com using Terminal (only for Google Chrome)

  1. Open Terminal
  2. Copy and paste the following entries one by one each time by pressing “ENTER”:

    defaults write com.google.Chrome HomepageIsNewTabPage -bool false
    defaults write com.google.Chrome NewTabPageLocation -string “https://www.google.com/”
    defaults write com.google.Chrome HomepageLocation -string “https://www.google.com/”
    defaults delete com.google.Chrome DefaultSearchProviderSearchURL
    defaults delete com.google.Chrome DefaultSearchProviderNewTabURL
    defaults delete com.google.Chrome DefaultSearchProviderName

  3. Relaunch Chrome

Step 4: Delete Searchmarquis.com from browsers

Safari:

  1. Open Safari
  2. Click Safari menu.
  3. Choose Extensions.
  4. Find Searchmarquis.com 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 Searchmarquis.com 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 Searchmarquis.com or other suspicious extensions.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Step 5: 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.

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