What is Macsafesearch.net (Mac)?

Macsafesearch.net is a fake search engine page that looks like the familiar Google, Bing, Yahoo, and so on. According to the developers, it increases the experience of browsing and improves the efficiency of search, provides access to popular sites and social pages. In fact, this hijacker is very annoying. It changes the settings of your browser in such a way that it can not be undone later. Also, this sets http://macsafesearch.net/ as the default homepage. Macsafesearch.net can also transfer your private data to third parties, and analyze your browsing. This increases the traffic and slows down your browser, so you have to remove it now if you find it on your Mac.

Macsafesearch.net (Mac)

How Macsafesearch.net gets on your Mac?

Macsafesearch.net (Mac) infects a Mac without user consent. Usually, it comes bundled with free applications and programs that user downloads from free third-party sites or official website directly. Similar sites create special downloaders, web clients and installers that contain malicious software. Typically, users are not careful during the process of downloading or installation of a software, because of this, the safety of your Mac under threat. Always follow the important rules. Do not download any apps for your Mac from unauthorized sites. Use only official Apple sites. If Macsafesearch.net has already penetrated to your Mac, you can use our instructions to remove it immediately.

How to remove Macsafesearch.net from your Mac or PC?

To uninstall Macsafesearch.net remove it from Applications, then delete all leftover files and folders.

In our view, there are 2 products that potentially have Macsafesearch.net in their database. You can try to use them for removing Macsafesearch.net.

Recommended Solution:

Bitdefender Antivirus- fully removes all instances of viruses, similar to Macsafesearch.net from Mac and Safari.


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Alternative Solution:

MacClean for Mac – finds Macsafesearch.net and can clean up leftover items after removal.


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Or uninstall Macsafesearch.net manually.

Step 1: Remove Macsafesearch.net from Mac

Macsafesearch.net may not have app associated with it in Application. However, we recommend you to inspect the list of installed applications and remove unknown or suspicious ones.

Mac OSX:

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

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Mac OSX

appcleanerTo remove leftover items of unwanted application on Mac we recommend you to use AppCleaner. Just drag application you want to remove to AppCleaner window and it will search for residual data on your hard drive. This will save space of your memory and will help to remove stubborn applications from Mac systems.

After that remove Macsafesearch.net from your browser.

Step 2: Remove Macsafesearch.net from browsers


  1. Open Safari
  2. Click Safari menu.
  3. Choose Extensions.
  4. Find Macsafesearch.net.
  5. Click Uninstall button to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Safari.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Macsafesearch.net.
  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 Macsafesearch.net.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Step 3: Remove following files and folders of Macsafesearch.net:

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Information provided by: Alexey Abalmasov

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