Remove Installmac Search (search.installmac.com)

I have a problem with my Macintosh system. My default search engine was overtaken by installmac after downloading a program which is supposed to be an update. I just noticed the problem when I opened Safari browser, it is now set to http://search.installmac.com/.

I was able to find a removal tool from installmac website. They provide this small uninstall program. After that, search.installmac.com was removed from the home page. However, after several days, it came back to conquer the home page once more. This is the dilemma I am dealing with right now. I don’t know how can I delete this virus totally.

I have run a couple of virus scan plus another one online scanner. All of them returned a clean report. I supposed search.installmac.com is not really a virus infection. It was rather an adware or some sort of harmful plug-in made for browsers. Nevertheless, it is not my concern. I wanted to remove search.installmac.com from the home page and I need to delete all its data on the computer. Please help me.

 

1 Response

  1. jandy says:

    Here is what I have found from installmac website. This instruction will help you uninstall search.installmac.com from the Safari home page.

    Remove InstallMac.com from Safari Home page
    1. Please open your safari settings menu (CMD+,)
    2. Change the search provider to any other on the list
    3. Restart Safari
    4. Make a search to verify it was changed.
    5. Open your safari settings menu again,
    6. Change the search provider to the one you want
    7. Restart Safari
    8. Make a search to verify it was changed.

    If from some unknown reason, the removal of InstallMac from Safari failed, please try the following steps:

    1.In your Safari, change the default search from Google to Bing (or Yahoo). Save the new setting (if available) (see example)
    2.Run a search and see if it goes to Bing or Yahoo’s search results page
    3.return to your setting and change it back to Google.
    4.Try searching again

    Hope this procedure helps you.