Search.byomlapp.com Redirect (Mac)

Also Known As: search.byomlapp.com browser hijacker
Type: Mac Virus
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

How to remove search.byomlapp.com browser hijacker from Mac?

What is search.byomlapp.com?

There are countless fake search engines similar to search.byomlapp.com. Generally, developers describe them as 'legitimate' search engines that provide improved, more accurate results, faster searches, and so on. In fact, they are promoted using rogue downloaders/installers that usually modify browser settings. Furthermore, search.byomlapp.com records browsing-related data. As mentioned, there are many fake search engines, all of which are virtually identical. Examples include search.kimosachi.com, search.getvideomonkey.com, and search.maps2go.net.

search.byomlapp.com browser hijacker on a Mac computer

The downloaders/installers mentioned above usually target Safari, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. In this particular case, they assign this fake search engine (search.byomlapp.com) as the default search engine, homepage, and the URL of new tabs. Furthermore, rogue downloaders/installers install "helper" objects: applications that are installed together with browser extensions, add-ons, and plug-ins. They usually prevent users from reverting the affected settings. Therefore, users with "helper objects" installed on their computers are forced to visit search.byomlapp.com when a new tab (or the entire browser/browser window) is opened or a search query is entered into the URL bar. Furthermore, many apps of this type and search.byomlapp.com gather browsing-related information: IP addresses, search queries, geo-locations, URLs of visited websites, etc. Developers share the information with third parties (cyber criminals) who misuse it to generate revenue. Some of the recorded information might include personal details. As a search engine, search.byomlapp.com is useless, since it does not generate unique results. It simply provides results generated by Yahoo (once a search query is entered, it redirects users to search.yahoo.com). Thus, having unwanted "helper objects" installed and using search.byomlapp.com can lead to privacy issues, problems relating to browsing safety, or even identity theft.

Threat Summary:
Namesearch.byomlapp.com browser hijacker
Threat TypeMac malware, Mac virus
SymptomsYour Mac became slower than normal, you see unwanted pop-up ads, you get redirected to shady websites.
Distribution methodsDeceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake flash player installers, torrent file downloads.
DamageInternet browsing tracking (potential privacy issues), displaying of unwanted ads, redirects to shady websites, loss of private information.
Removal

To eliminate search.byomlapp.com browser hijacker our malware researchers recommend scanning your computer with Combo Cleaner.
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These search engines are presented as 'useful' - developers offer an enhanced browsing experience (improved results, various features, tools, and so on), however, they do not operate as expected. They are designed only to generate revenue for the developers. Rather than giving any real value for regular users, fake search engines cause unwanted redirects and gather data. Some even feed users with false results and intrusive ads - both typically lead to dubious websites. Therefore, using a fake search engine can lead to system infections.

How did search.byomlapp.com install on my computer?

To promote search.byomlapp.com, developers use the rogue downloaders/installers that we mentioned earlier. They are used to trick users into allowing the site to make certain changes to browser settings and to install PUAs. This is achieved using tyhe "bundling" method: information regarding the download/installation of unwanted apps or modification of browser settings is not properly disclosed. They hide these details in "Custom", "Advanced" and other settings of the download or installation processes. Despite this, none of this will happen if users install or download software with care.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

To prevent unwanted installations and modification of browser settings, we recommend that you download software using trustworthy and official websites (or other sources) only. Avoid using third party software downloaders, since they are usually monetized by promoting unwanted applications - this is achieved using the same bundling method. Do not rush installations/downloads without checking all available options and settings. Check "Custom", "Advanced", and other options/settings and deselect any offers to install unwanted applications (or to modify browser settings). Do not visit untrustworthy websites or click intrusive ads. These advertisements often cause redirects to dubious, dubious websites such as gambling, adult dating, pornography, and so on. If you experience these ads or random redirects, check the list of installed apps (extensions, add-ons, and plug-ins) on your browser and uninstall all unwanted or suspicious entries. Also check for unwanted apps of this type installed on the operating system. If your computer is already infected with browser hijackers, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for macOS to automatically eliminate them.

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Video showing how to remove browser redirects to search.byomlapp.com using Combo Cleaner:

search.byomlapp.com redirect removal:

Remove search.byomlapp.com-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 search.byomlapp.com 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.

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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.

search.byomlapp.com browser hijacker homepage and default Internet search engine removal from Internet browsers:

safari browser iconRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

Remove search.byomlapp.com 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 search.byomlapp.com 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 search.byomlapp.com 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.