What is Search.altagit.com (Mac)?

At first sight, Search.altagit.com looks like a normal search page (Google, Bing or Yahoo), which improves the browsing experience. Search.altagit.com is a browser hijacker, which comes as an extension for Safari and others browsers, such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. The hijacker promises to increase the efficiency of the search, but this is not true. Search.altagit.com replaces your search results and may redirect you to ad sites. After the entrance, Search.altagit.com changes settings of your browser, your homepage, and default search engine. Among other things, it can collect your private data and send it to third parties for analysis. Usually, Search.altagit.com comes bundled with freeware without user consent. Search.altagit.com slows down browsing and reduces the performance of your Mac. We recommend you to remove Search.altagit.com.

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How Search.altagit.com gets on your Mac?

Typically, such programs penetrate the Mac without the user’s consent. Because of this, many users do not realize that a computer is infected with malware and Mac is at great risk. However, it is worth noting that the main reason for such penetrations – carelessness user. People do not read the terms and conditions during the installation of free software. It was there that might contain a consent to install PUP. Also, during the installation, ensure that the installer did not offer you a third-party software. To prevent such problems, you should always follow the installation process, read the terms and conditions, do not agree to install additional software, and select the Advanced type of installation. If Search.altagit.com has already penetrated your Mac, you can use the instructions below.

How to remove Search.altagit.com from your Mac or PC?

To uninstall Search.altagit.com remove it from Applications, then delete all leftover files and folders.

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

Recommended Solution:

Bitdefender Antivirus- fully removes all instances of viruses, similar to Search.altagit.com from Mac and Safari.


Download Norton

Alternative Solution:

MacClean for Mac – finds Search.altagit.com and can clean up leftover items after removal.


Download MacClean for Mac


Or uninstall Search.altagit.com manually.

Step 1: Remove Search.altagit.com from Mac

Search.altagit.com 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 Search.altagit.com or Search.altagit.com 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 Search.altagit.com from your browser.

Step 2: Remove Search.altagit.com from browsers


  1. Open Safari
  2. Click Safari menu.
  3. Choose Extensions.
  4. Find Search.altagit.com.
  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 Search.altagit.com.
  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 Search.altagit.com.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Step 3: Remove following files and folders of Search.altagit.com:

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Written by Rami Douafi

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