How to remove Search Marquis from Mac OS [Tutorial]

Browser hijacked by Search Marquis: Is there any solution?

Is your system gets infected from Search Marquis? Are you finding a solution to remove it completely and safely from the machine? If yes, then don’t be panic you have reached at the right place. You can read the given below article carefully to get immediate solution.

Threat analysis

Name: Search Marquis

Type: Browser hijacker

Short description: Aims to modify the settings on your web browser in order to get it to cause browser redirects and display different advertisements.

Symptoms: Your web browser begins to display various types of online advertisements which results in slowing down of your PC.

Distribution methods: Bundled downloads, Web pages which may advertise it.

Detection tool: See if your system has been affected by Search Marquis

Details about Search Marquis

It is described as bogus searching bar that is specifically designed to generate unique results and also claims to improve browsing experience. At the first inspection, this site seems legit and useful as compare to Google, Yahoo and Bing. But in reality it is bogus at all because whenever you visit such sites it always shows unwanted searching results as well as redirect user to harmful websites that contain lots of infections. This nasty malware is created and developed by group of cyber criminals with an intention to make illegal profit through phishing innocent users.  Further, it also collects various details relating to users browsing activities as well as deliver intrusive advertisements. However, due to its behavior it has been classified as browser hijacker or potentially unwanted application.

After successful intrusion, it will take complete control of your most popular browsers such as Google chrome, Mozilla Firefox, IE, Opera and others as well as make several unwanted changes like default search engine, homepage and URL address of new browser tab. Therefore, it becomes impossible for users to reset those changes as well as force users to visit searchmarquis.com whenever they open infiltrated browser or type any search query into URL bar. Regrettably, it is not only the problem because it can track your online activities and browsing history to collect your personal and sensitive details. Later, all those details will be send to hackers who misuse it to generate income. So, to avoid all such circumstances you are advised to remove Search Marquis redirect immediately and never visit such sites again.

Intrusion tactics of Search Marquis

Like other redirect virus and harmful threats, Search Marquis virus enters into your computer by using several different methods. Some of the most common methods used by them are software bundling and intrusive advertisements. As you know, bundling is the stealth installation of unwanted programs together with regular free software. This method is used by developers who tries to trick people to allow changes in browser settings and can easily install unwanted apps. While doing so, they hide bundled apps behind custom or advance options as well as other similar settings of installation processes. Thus, users rush and skip those available settings remain unchanged or unchecked and often cause inadvertent installation of unwanted apps as well as also redirection to fake search engine.

Precautionary measures

To avoid installation of Search Marquis virus and other harmful infections you are advised to be very careful while downloading and installing software as well as browsing internet. Always use official websites and direct links to download any applications instead of using third party downloader, unofficial pages and other similar tools. Don’t try to open any files without deeply scanning with antivirus program. Avoid opening attachments of spam mails or web links which received from unknown addresses or looks irrelevant. Keep all installed application updated by using tools provided by official software developers.

Remove Search Marquis

In order to keep your PC safe and secured complete removal instructions have been described below by using both manual and automatic process. Follow it so that you will not find any trouble while performing virus removal process. You can also use Combo Cleaner Antivirus for macOS that has ability to remove Search Marquis redirect automatically from the machine. Some more removal steps have been provided below that will help you to delete this redirect virus instantly from Mac operating system.

Automatic Removal of Search Marquis (Instant Solution)

The deletion and uninstallation of components related to Search Marquis is possible through both manual as well as automatic process. However, the manual removal steps require a lot of expertise and technical knowledge. It is advised to use an automatic Search Marquis removal tool so that you can remove all the threats present in the work-station in hassle-free way. Additionally, it improves the PC security setting and protects the PC from malware attacks in future.

Remove all the suspicious files, folders and PUA related to Search Marquis from Mac OSX

Step 1: In the /Library/LaunchAgents folder, check for all the suspicious files that are generated by the adware.

In the Go to Folder … bar, type /Library/LaunchAgents

In “LaunchAgents” folder, you can check for any suspicious files or folders and move them to “Trash”. Some of the common suspicious files types are “installmac.AppRemoval.plist”, “kuklorest.update.plist” , “mykotlerino.ltvbit.plist”, “myppes.download.plist”, and so on.

Step2: Check for suspicious files and folders created by the adware in /Library /Application Support folder

In the Go to Folder.. bar, type: /Library/Application Support

Go to “Application Support” folder and check for any new files or folder that looks suspicious. Doubtful applications such as “NicePlayer” and “MPlayerX” etc. should be moved to Trash

Step3: Check for suspicious files and folders created by the adware in /Library /LaunchAgents folder:

In Go to Folder bar, type /Library/LaunchAgents

In the “LaunchAgents”, select all the recently added files and folders that looks suspicious and move them to “Trash”. Example of some of the suspicious files are “installmac.AppRemoval.plist”, “myppes.download.plist”, “mykotlerino.ltvbit.plist”, “kuklorest.update.plist” and so on.

Step4: Check for suspicious files and folders created by the adware in /Library /LaunchDaemons folder:

In the Go to Folder… bar, type: /Library/LaunchDaemons

In the “LaunchDaemons” folder, looks for all the suspicious and doubtful files that have been recently added. Some of the example of such files are “com.aoudad.net-preferences.plist”, “com.myppes.net-preferences.plist”, “com.kuklorest.net-preferences.plist”, “com.avickUpd.plist” and move them to “Trash”.

Step5: Remove Search Marquis from Internet Browsers

Delete Malicious Extensions from Safari

Uninstall all the extension related to Search Marquis from “Safari”

Open the Safari Browser, In the menu bar, select “Safari” and click on “Preferences”

In the preference window, choose “Extension” and search for any newly added suspicious extension. When any suspicious extensions get detected, select the “Uninstall” button next to them. You must know that none of the extensions are necessary for daily browsing activities.

Remove all the plug-ins related to Search Marquis from “Mozilla Firefox”

Delete all the add-ons related to Search Marquis from Mozilla Firefox

Open the Mozilla Firefox. Click on the “Open Menu” present at the top right corner of the screen. In the newly opened menu, choose “Add-ons”.

In the “Extension tab”, select all the suspicious add-ons and click on the remove button next to them. Again, you can delete all the extension as none of them are necessary for the normal browser operation

Remove Malicious Extension from Google Chrome

Delete Google Chrome add-ons related to Search Marquis

Open Google Chrome and click on “Chrome menu” that is located on the top-right corner of the screen. In the drop-down menu, choose “More Tools” and select “Extensions”.

In the extension window, select all the suspicious add-ons. After tracing all of them, click on the “Trash” option button next to them. Again, if require you can delete all the extensions as they are not necessary for normal browsing activities.

Step 6:  Scan the Mac PC with an automatic Search Marquis Removal Tool

If you execute all the steps mentioned above in your Mac as it is stated, your work-station will get free from malware. However, to be sure that your PC is free malware, it is advised to scan it with a powerful anti-malware tool. Using automatic tool is also recommended because not every victims or users have expertise and technical knowledge to execute the manual process mentioned above in a proper way.

After you download the application, you have to execute in your work-station and begin the automatic scanning. On scanning, if it shows” Search Marquis threats found”. You can select its files and folders and remove it.

Note: Cliick here to get the Detailed User Guide to Use the anti-malware tool