How to remove Searchwebmesh from Mac

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What is Searchwebmesh?

Searchwebmesh is a browser hijacker that can end up on your macOS device without your permission. Following stealthy infiltration, it messes up browser settings and forcibly sets its own search provider. It’s designed to generate revenue by a pay-per-click marketing scheme so you won’t get any benefits or improved search results from using it. Instead, you will be provided with altered search results filled with bogus links. The problem is that third-party content is not checked in any way, so there is a high risk to be landed on malicious domains after clicking on these fake results. Hence, we recommend you to remove Searchwebmesh from your browser. You can follow the manual removal guide presented below or use Combo Cleaner to eliminate this threat automatically.

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Also, you can try to remove Searchwebmesh manually.

Alternative solution. Step 1: Remove Searchwebmesh from Mac

Searchwebmesh 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 Searchwebmesh or Searchwebmesh.app.

Mac OSX:

  1. Open Finder
  2. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications
  3. If you see Uninstall Searchwebmesh or Searchwebmesh Uninstaller, double-click it and follow instructions
  4. Drag unwanted application Searchwebmesh 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 Searchwebmesh 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 Searchwebmesh from browsers

Safari:

  1. Open Safari
  2. Click Safari menu.
  3. Choose Extensions.
  4. Find Searchwebmesh 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 Searchwebmesh 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 Searchwebmesh 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.

Author: Ilias

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