How To Remove Searchmine From Mac?

 Remove Searchmine From Mac

Searchmine is a search engine that has been found to be a browser hijacker affecting the Google Chrome and Safari browsers primarily. If your Mac is affected by the Searchmine virus, perform the quick steps given below to know how to remove Searchmine from Mac.

Solution 1: Remove Malicious Profiles

  • On your Mac, click the Apple menu available at the top-left corner and select the System Preferences option from the drop-down list.
  • Click the search panel at the top-right corner and search for Profiles.
  • Select the Profiles icon from the search result and choose the malicious profiles you wish to remove from your Mac.
  • After selecting the malicious profiles, click the Minus symbol at the bottom-left corner of the page.
  • Doing so will remove all the Searchmine profiles from your Mac.

Solution 2: Remove The Malicious Programs

  • Select the malicious programs icons at the top-right corner and click each to select Quit.
  • In the Dock pane, click on Finder and select Applications from the left-side panel.
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page and locate the malicious programs.
  • After selecting the programs, drag them to Trash.
  • Make sure to empty the Trash folder after moving the malicious programs into it.
  • Next, click the Go menu and select the Go to Folder option.
  • Type each of the following file paths and click Go.
  • /Library/LaunchAgents
  • ~/Library/LaunchAgents
  • /Launch/Application Support
  • /Library/LaunchDaemons
  • Select the suspicious files and remove them from your Mac.

Solution 3: Remove Searchmine From Google Chrome And Mac

  • On your Mac, launch the Terminal app and type the ‘sudo nano /private/etc/hosts’ command. Press the Enter key.
  • If prompted, enter your Mac administrator password in the required fields and hit Enter.
  • Edit the Hosts file using the below-mentioned commands. These commands should be placed between 127.0.0.1 localhost and 255.255.255.255 broadcast.
  • 127.0.0.1 searchmine.net
  • 127.0.0.1 searchmine.com
  • 127.0.0.1 searchmine.io
  • 127.0.0.1 anysearch.com
  • 127.0.0.1 mycouponsmart.com
  • Next, press the Command + O shortcut keys to save the Hosts file and exit by pressing the Control + X shortcut keys.
  • Reboot your Mac after closing the Terminal window.
  • You have now seen how to remove Searchmine from Mac.

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