What is Search.globalsearch.pw (Mac)?

Search.globalsearch.pw is one of the most common type of malware – browser hijacker. This changes the browser settings without the user’s consent, setting http://search.globalsearch.pw/ as the default homepage and search engine in Safari, Firefox, Chrome and other browsers installed in your system. These changes become unchangeable, so this is very annoying to users. In addition, it constantly collects information about the user, for example, the hijacker analyzes the history of browsing and the Internet activity of the user. This information is sent to third-party sites for further analysis and use in targeting advertising and so on. We recommend that you get rid of Search.globalsearch.pw right now.

Search.globalsearch.pw (Mac)

How Search.globalsearch.pw gets on your Mac?

Like many similar hijackers, Search.globalsearch.pw comes as an addition to free programs, utilities, software updates and other downloads from the Internet. Typically, this is due to the user’s inattention during the installation and downloading of programs. Remember that you need to carefully study the composition of the installation package. Try to choose an advanced type of installation to remove the tick from the unwanted program element. If you already found Search.globalsearch.pw in your browsers and want to remove it, then use our recommendations below.

How to remove Search.globalsearch.pw from your Mac or PC?

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

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

Recommended Solution:

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


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Alternative Solution:

MacClean for Mac – finds Search.globalsearch.pw and can clean up leftover items after removal.


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Or uninstall Search.globalsearch.pw manually.

Step 1: Remove Search.globalsearch.pw from Mac

Search.globalsearch.pw 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.globalsearch.pw or Search.globalsearch.pw 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.globalsearch.pw from your browser.

Step 2: Remove Search.globalsearch.pw from browsers


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

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Step 3: Remove following files and folders of Search.globalsearch.pw:

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Written by Rami Douafi

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