How to remove Searcharchive from Mac

Searcharchive is a type of malware that can infect a Mac and cause unwanted behavior, such as displaying pop-up ads or redirecting the web browser to the websites you didn’t intend to visit. In this guide, you’ll read about what the Searcharchive virus is, how it can infect a Mac, how it can harm a Mac, and how to remove it manually from Safari, Firefox, and Chrome. I will also go over ways to prevent infecting a Mac with adware and browser hijackers, such as using CleanMyMac X to scan the computer on a regular basis.

Name

Searcharchive

CategoryAdware
Symptoms

Browser redirects and intrusive pop-ups

Distribution type

Deceptive ads and software bundling
System damage

Personal data breach and backdoor to other malware

Removal

Manual removal

What is Searcharchive virus?

Searcharchive is a type of adware, which is a form of malware that displays unwanted ads on a computer. It is typically bundled with other software that is downloaded from the internet and can be difficult to remove once it has infected a computer. Searcharchive is known to display pop-up ads, redirect the web browser to unwanted websites, and make it difficult to uninstall the malware.

How can a Mac get infected with Searcharchive virus?

A Mac can get infected with Searcharchive virus through a variety of methods, including:

  • Downloading and installing software from the internet that is bundled with Searcharchive adware.
  • Visiting websites that are known to distribute Searcharchive virus or other forms of adware.
  • Clicking on links or ads that are displayed by Searcharchive adware or other forms of malware.

How can it harm a Mac?

Searcharchive virus can harm a Mac in several ways, including:

  • Displaying unwanted pop-up ads or redirecting the web browser to unwanted websites.
  • Slowing down the computer and causing it to crash or freeze.
  • Collecting personal information, such as browsing history and search queries, and sending it to third parties without the user’s knowledge or consent.

How to remove Searcharchive virus from Mac manually

To remove Pushwelcome virus from a Mac, you can follow these steps for each web browser that you have on your Mac:

Safari

  1. Open Safari.
  2. Click Safari > Settings > Extensions.
  3. In the Extensions tab, look for any suspicious extensions and click the Uninstall
  4. Restart Safari.

Firefox

  1. Open Firefox and go to the Options menu.
  2. Click to open the Add-ons and themes tab.
  3. Search for any strange add-ons and click … > Remove.
  4. Now, quit Firefox and reopen it.

Chrome

  1. Open Chrome and click the three dots in the right corner.
  2. Navigate to Settings > Extensions.
  3. If you find any unwanted extensions, click Remove to delete them.
  4. Then, restart Chrome.

How to prevent infecting a Mac with adware and browser hijackers

To prevent infecting a Mac with adware and browser hijackers, you can use CleanMyMac X to regularly scan the computer and remove any infections. To use CleanMyMac X, just follow these steps:

  1. Open CleanMyMac X on your Mac (free download here).
  2. Click Malware Removal > Scan.
  3. After the scan is complete, click Clean to remove any infected files it found.
  4. Scan completed in malware removal module of CMMX

In addition to regularly scanning with CleanMyMac X, you can also take the following precautions to prevent infecting a Mac with adware and browser hijackers:

  • Be cautious when downloading and installing software from the internet, and only download from trusted sources.
  • Whenever possible, choose the custom mode of installing apps and check that no other software is installed except for what you expected to download.
  • Avoid visiting suspicious websites and clicking on links or ads that are displayed by unknown parties.

By following these precautions, you can further protect your Mac from the harmful effects of adware and browser hijackers.

Searcharchive is a type of adware that can infect a Mac and cause unwanted behavior, such as displaying pop-up ads or redirecting the web browser to unwanted websites. It can also harm a Mac by slowing it down, causing it to crash or freeze, and collecting personal information without the user’s knowledge or consent.

To remove Searcharchive adware from a Mac, you can follow the steps outlined in this guide to manually delete it from Safari, Firefox, and Chrome. To prevent infecting a Mac with adware and browser hijackers, you can use a reputable antivirus or anti-malware program, such as CleanMyMac X, to regularly scan the computer and get rid of any infections. You can also be cautious when downloading and installing software from the internet as well as avoid visiting suspicious websites and clicking on links or ads from unknown parties. By following these precautions, you can protect your Mac from the harmful effects of adware and browser hijackers.

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