Smart Search Removal from Mac OS (May 2019 update)

Smart Search Description:

Smart Search is a untruthful search engine belong to browser hijacker virus that changes your start page, homepage and search engine without your permission. It is created purposely for marketing, commercial and publicity purposes. It modifies all your IE/Firefox/Chrome settings silently and installs nasty add-ons, extensions, toolbars, and third party programs to your computer, resulting into terrible online experience caused by tons of banner ads, popup ad and text ads.

Smart Search virus

Smart Search can get into your system and hijacker your browser when you install some freeware to your system or click suspicious and misleading pop-up ads. It also causes frequent errors and browser instability issues such as webpage or browser crashing. If you have already found your web browser is hijacked by this spam search page, y 

♣ How to Remove Smart Search From Mac OSX

(Note – If you are a Windows OS user, please use this guide: How to Remove Virus & Malware From Windows OS? )

♣ Quick Navigation Menu

>> Step 1 – Uninstall unwanted or suspicious apps from Mac OSX

>> Step 2 – Remove unwanted or suspicious extensions from Safari & Chrome


>> Step 1 – Uninstall suspicious apps which may be associated with Smart Search from Mac OSX

In Finder window, clicking “Applications” in the sidebar and right-clicking on suspicious apps, and selecting “Move to Trash.”

eliminate Smart Search on mac

Note – Some apps may need you to type in username and password to confirm the removal:

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If you cannot find or remove apps which may be associated with Smart Search, please read next step.

>> Step 2 – Remove suspicious extensions which may be associated with Smart Search from Safari and Chrome.

On Safari

Start Safari: Select Safari menu and click Preferences:

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Go to Extensions >> Identify the unsafe or suspicious extensions and click Uninstall:

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On Google Chrome

Start Google Chrome and click the “Customize and control Google Chrome” icon at the top right corner >> Select More Tools and click Extensions:


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Identify suspicious extensions and click click trash icon to remove it:


elimiante Smart Search on chrome

If you cannot find or remove apps which may be associated with Smart Search, please check the Note below.


Note – If the above steps have not solved your issues:

In case that Smart Search, or an unwanted extension / search engine / app cannot be removed manually, it’s possible that related malicious files or other threats are causing the issues. Therefore, we suggest that you should have a in-depth check on your Mac so that you will know its security status. To do so, we recommend downloading MacBooster 7 to scan entire Mac and see if it will detect threats:

MacBooster 7 is a professional Mac OSX Optimization and Protections Tool for users. It provide users with powerful system utility to maintain and protect Mac. It can help to accelerate slow systems, remove virus & malware, free up over occupied hard disks, uninstall unnecessary apps, and fix other system issues with just one click.

Use MacBooster 7 to scan entire system and see if it will detect threats or junks.

1. Click Download link of MacBooster 7 below:

(The below link will open a new page from where you can download MacBooster 7 . Please come back to this page after you download it)

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MacBooster 7 scanner is free. Once it detects threats or junks, you’ll need to purchase its full version to remove the items. And please note that, I am not the maker of MacBooster, but one of its affiliates promoting MacBooster.

NOTEIf you cannot open the download page of MacBooster 7, it might be blocked by the other anti-malware running on your Mac. Once that happens, PLEASE Turn Off that anti-malware and come back here to click the above download link again.

2. Once MacBooster 7 is installed, try the Virus & Malware Scan feature and see if it will detect threats on your Mac.

3. If you want to uninstall some unwanted or suspicious apps. Please try the Uninstaller feature.

4. We recommend running a full scan to Re-check your Mac and determine if the System Status is good.

ou’d better remove it from the computer quickly.