What is Searchitnow.info (Mac)?

Searchitnow.info or SearchItNow is a typical browser hijacker, which usually targets Mac users. First symptom of the virus infiltration is new homepage http://searchitnow.info on Google Chrome, Safari or Mozilla Firefox. Besides a new homepage, which is replaced without user permission, hijacker changes a default search engine and sometimes blocks all settings, related with browser homepages and search engines. It leads to the impossibility of uninstalling the virus. Other features of browser hijacker are annoying ads in search results and sharing of users personal data. We recommend to remove Searchitnow.info from Mac and restore browser settings.

Searchitnow.info (Mac)

How Searchitnow.info gets on your Mac?

Browser hijackers haven’t any own installation app. Usually, they implemented in different installation packages of other software or offers like fake updates. The main method of SearchItNow hijacker distribution is a bundle in Flash Player Update installation window. Note: activated additional points originally approved in the custom menu lead to the installation of additional software, including Searchitnow.info. Please check up custom installation menu(see on pic. below): for preventing hijacker infiltration, you should turn off first additional point. If your Mac already infected by the Searchitnow.info, read our easy article to remove it completely.

SearchItNow

How to remove Searchitnow.info from your Mac or PC?

To uninstall Searchitnow.info remove it from Applications, then delete all leftover files and folders.

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MacOS versions

Step 1: Remove Searchitnow.info from Mac

Searchitnow.info 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 Searchitnow.info or Searchitnow.info 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 Searchitnow.info from your browser.

Step 2: Remove Searchitnow.info from browsers

Safari:

  1. Open Safari
  2. Click Safari menu.
  3. Choose Extensions.
  4. Find Searchitnow.info.
  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 Searchitnow.info.
  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 Searchitnow.info.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Step 3: Remove following files and folders of Searchitnow.info:

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Written by Tim Kas

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