What is Search.playsearchnow.com (Mac)?

Search.playsearchnow.com or http://www.search.playsearchnow.com is a browser hijacker, that targets well-known browsers on your MacBook/Mac. Safari, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox can be hacked by this hijacker easily. Developers offer the most relevant search results, but in fact, these results may be not relevant. Moreover, Search.playsearchnow.com locks browser settings and changes a homepage on http://search.playsearchnow.com/. Besides, Search.playsearchnow.com potentially can collect user personal data, all information related to IP, user activity on the Internet, user passwords and so on. All the facts say it’s better to remove Search.playsearchnow.com.

Search.playsearchnow.com (MacBook)

How Search.playsearchnow.com gets on your Mac?

Search.playsearchnow.com has own extension, which described in our article PlaySearchNow In most cases, Search.playsearchnow.com usually distributed bundled with free software, apps, and extensions from the Internet through specially developed downloaders, installers, websites and so on. The user needs to be more careful about the download and installation process, select advanced options and analyze the list of installation components to remove the selection from items. Use our instructions to remove Search.playsearchnow.com from your Mac.

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

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

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

Recommended Solution:

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


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Alternative Solution:

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


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Or uninstall Search.playsearchnow.com manually.

Step 1: Remove Search.playsearchnow.com from Mac

Search.playsearchnow.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.playsearchnow.com or Search.playsearchnow.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.playsearchnow.com from your browser.

Step 2: Remove Search.playsearchnow.com from browsers


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

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

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

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Written by Tim Kas

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