Nvsearch.club Redirect (Mac)

Also Known As: searchgg browser hijacker
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

How to remove nvsearch.club browser hijacker from Mac?

What is nvsearch.club?

nvsearch.club is a fake search engine that supposedly enhances the browsing experience by generating improved results. Judging on appearance alone, nvsearch.club barely differs from Google, Bing, Yahoo, and other legitimate search engines, and thus many users believe that this site is also legitimate and useful. In fact, developers promote nvsearch.club using download/installation set-ups that modify browser options without permission. In addition, nvsearch.club gathers information relating to web browsing activity.

nvsearch.club browser hijacker on a Mac computer

Rogue set-ups often target Safari, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. After successful infiltration, they assign the new tab URL, default search engine, and homepage options to nvsearch.club. These changes may seem insignificant, however, users are unable to revert them. Research shows that set-ups stealthily install a number of applications and browser plug-ins (so-called "helper objects"). These apps/add-ons reassign browser options when attempts are made to change them. Therefore, returning browsers to their previous states becomes impossible and users are encouraged to visit nvsearch.club when they open a new browser tab or search via the URL bar. This significantly diminishes the browsing experience. Another important issue is information tracking. Research shows that nvsearch.club and "helper objects" continually record information relating to users' internet browsing activity. In most cases, the list of collected data types includes IP addresses, search queries, URLs visited, and pages viewed. Some of the recorded information might be personal and shared by developers with third parties (potentially, cyber criminals). These people misuse private information to generate revenue. Therefore, data tracking can lead to serious privacy issues or even identity theft. If you encounter redirects to nvsearch.club, immediately remove all suspicious applications and browser plug-ins. Never return to this website.

The internet is full of fake search engines that share similarities with nvsearch.club beonline.pw, searchshp.com, and search.pitchofcase.com - the list goes on. All claim to enhance the browsing experience, however, in most cases, they give no real value for regular users. Their only purpose is to generate revenue for the developers. They cause unwanted redirects and gather sensitive information, thereby diminishing the browsing experience and posing a threat to your privacy. Some even feed users with misleading results and intrusive advertisements, which often lead to dubious websites. Therefore, using fake search engines can lead to various system infections.

How did nvsearch.club install on my computer?

As mentioned above, nvsearch.club is promoted using rogue downloaders/installers. This deceptive marketing method is called "bundling". Developers know that users often rush download/installation processes and skip steps. Therefore, all details regarding modification of browser options are hidden within the "Custom/Advanced" settings of the aforementioned procedures. By rushing and skipping steps, many users inadvertently grant set-ups permission to modify settings, thus exposing their systems to risk of infections and compromising their privacy.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

Potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) are distributed using the "bundling" method and intrusive advertisements (which redirect to rogue websites or execute scripts that download/install malware). Therefore, to prevent this situation, be very cautious when browsing the internet and downloading/installing software. Carefully analyze all steps of the download/installation processes and opt-out of additionally-included programs. You are advised to download programs from official sources only, using direct download links. Third party downloaders/installers often include rogue software, and thus these tools should never be used. Intrusive ads typically seem legitimate, but once clicked, redirect to dubious websites (gambling, adult dating, pornography are just some examples from many). Most of these advertisements are delivered by adware-type applications. Therefore, if you experience suspicious redirects, remove all dubious applications and browser plug-ins. The main reasons for computer infections are poor knowledge of these threats and careless behavior. The key to safety is caution. If your computer is already infected with browser hijackers, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

Appearance of nvsearch.club fake search engine (GIF):

Appearance of nvsearch.club fake search engine

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Quick menu:

Video showing how to remove nvsearch.club browser hijacker using Combo Cleaner:

nvsearch.club redirect removal:

Remove nvsearch.club-related potentially unwanted applications from your "Applications" folder:

mac browser hijacker removal from applications folder

Click the Finder icon. In the Finder window, select "Applications". In the applications folder, look for "MPlayerX","NicePlayer", or other suspicious applications and drag them to the Trash. After removing the potentially unwanted application(s) that cause online ads, scan your Mac for any remaining unwanted components.

Remove searchgg browser hijacker related files and folders:

Finder go to folder command

Click the Finder icon, from the menu bar, choose Go, and click Go to Folder...

step1Check for adware-generated files in the /Library/LaunchAgents folder:

removing adware from launch agents folder step 1

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

removing adware from launch agents folder step 2
In the “LaunchAgents” folder, look for any recently-added suspicious files and move them to the Trash. Examples of files generated by adware - “installmac.AppRemoval.plist”, “myppes.download.plist”, “mykotlerino.ltvbit.plist”, “kuklorest.update.plist”, etc. Adware commonly installs several files with the same string.

step2Check for adware-generated files in the /Library/Application Support folder:

removing adware from application support folder step 1

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

removing adware from application support folder step 2
In the “Application Support” folder, look for any recently-added suspicious folders. For example, “MplayerX” or “NicePlayer”, and move these folders to the Trash.

step3Check for adware-generated files in the ~/Library/LaunchAgents folder:

removing adware from ~launch agents folder step 1


In the Go to Folder bar, type: ~/Library/LaunchAgents

removing adware from ~launch agents folder step 2

In the “LaunchAgents” folder, look for any recently-added suspicious files and move them to the Trash. Examples of files generated by adware - “installmac.AppRemoval.plist”, “myppes.download.plist”, “mykotlerino.ltvbit.plist”, “kuklorest.update.plist”, etc. Adware commonly installs several files with the same string.

step4Check for adware-generated files in the /Library/LaunchDaemons folder:

removing adware from launch daemons folder step 1
In the Go to Folder... bar, type: /Library/LaunchDaemons

removing adware from launch daemons folder step 2
In the “LaunchDaemons” folder, look for recently-added suspicious files. For example, “com.aoudad.net-preferences.plist”, “com.myppes.net-preferences.plist”, "com.kuklorest.net-preferences.plist”, “com.avickUpd.plist”, etc., and move them to the Trash.

step 5 Scan your Mac with Combo Cleaner:

If you have followed all the steps in the correct order you Mac should be clean of infections. To be sure your system is not infected run a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus. Download it HERE. After downloading the file double click combocleaner.dmg installer, in the opened window drag and drop Combo Cleaner icon on top of the Applications icon. Now open your launchpad and click on the Combo Cleaner icon. Wait until Combo Cleaner updates it's virus definition database and click "Start Combo Scan" button.

scan-with-combo-cleaner-1

Combo Cleaner will scan your Mac for malware infections. If the antivirus scan displays "no threats found" - this means that you can continue with the removal guide, otherwise it's recommended to remove any found infections before continuing.

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After removing files and folders generated by the adware, continue to remove rogue extensions from your Internet browsers.

searchgg browser hijacker homepage and default Internet search engine removal from Internet browsers:

safari browser iconRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

Remove searchgg browser hijacker related Safari extensions:

safari browser preferences

Open Safari browser. From the menu bar, select "Safari" and click "Preferences...".

safari extensions window

In the preferences window, select "Extensions" and look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions. When located, click the "Uninstall" button next to it/them. Note that you can safely uninstall all extensions from your Safari browser - none are crucial for normal browser operation.

Change your homepage:

changing homepage in safari browser

In the "Preferences" window, select the "General" tab. To set your homepage, type the preferred website URL (for example: www.google.com) in the Homepage field. You can also click the “Set to Current Page” button if you wish to set your homepage to the website you are currently visiting.

Change your default search engine:

changing the default Internet search engine in Safari browser

In the "Preferences" window, select the "Search" tab. Here you will find a drop-down menu labelled "Search engine:" Simply select your preferred search engine from the drop-down list.

  • If you continue to have problems with browser redirects and unwanted advertisements - Reset Safari.

firefox browser iconRemove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:

Remove searchgg browser hijacker related Mozilla Firefox add-ons:

accessing mozilla firefox add-ons

Open your Mozilla Firefox browser. At the top right corner of the screen, click the "Open Menu" (three horizontal lines) button. From the opened menu, choose "Add-ons".

removing malicious add-ons from mozilla firefox

Choose the "Extensions" tab and look for any recently-installed suspicious add-ons. When located, click the "Remove" button next to it/them. Note that you can safely uninstall all extensions from your Mozilla Firefox browser - none are crucial for normal browser operation.

Change your homepage:

changing mozilla firefox homepage

To change your homepage, click the "Open Menu" (three horizontal lines) button and choose "Preferences" from the drop-down menu. To set your homepage, type the preferred website URL (for example: www.google.com) in the Homepage Page.

Change default search engine:

mozilla firefox about config

In the URL address bar, type "about:config" and click the "I'll be careful, I promise!" button.

changing mozilla firefox default Internet search engine

In the "Search:" field, type the name of the browser hijacker. Right click on each of the found preferences and click "Reset" from the drop-down menu.

  • If you continue to have problems with browser redirects and unwanted advertisements - Reset Mozilla Firefox.

chrome-browser-iconRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Remove searchgg browser hijacker related Google Chrome add-ons:

removing malicious google chrome extensions step 1

Open Google Chrome and click the "Chrome menu" (three horizontal lines) button located in the top-right corner of the browser window. From the drop-down menu, choose "More Tools" and select "Extensions".

removing malicious Google Chrome extensions step 2

In the "Extensions" window, look for any recently-installed suspicious add-ons. When located, click the "Trash" button next to it/them. Note that you can safely uninstall all extensions from your Google Chrome browser - none are crucial for normal browser operation.

Change your homepage:

changing Google Chrome homepage

Click the "Chrome menu" (three horizontal lines) button and choose "Settings". In the "On Startup" section, click the "Set pages" link near to the "Open a specific page or set of pages" option. Remove the URL of the browser hijacker (for example trovi.com) and enter your preferred URL (for example, google.com).

Change default search engine:

changing the default Internet search engine in Google Chrome

Click the "Chrome menu" (three horizontal lines) button and choose "Settings". In the "Search" section, click the "Manage search engines..." button. In the opened window, remove the unwanted Internet search engine by clicking the "X" button next to it. Select your preferred Internet search engine from the list and click the "Make default" button next to it.

  • If you continue to have problems with browser redirects and unwanted advertisements - Reset Google Chrome.