Searchv.dooryov.com Redirect (Mac)

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

How to remove searchv.dooryov.com browser hijacker from Mac?

What is searchv.dooryov.com?

searchv.dooryov.com (also known as search.dooryov.com) is a typical fake search engine. Like many others, it is presented as a useful and legitimate search engine. Developers promote it by offering quick, improved search results, however, you are advised not to trust websites (search engines) such as searchv.dooryov.com, since they are promoted using rogue downloaders/installers, which usually modify browser settings. Furthermore, this search engine collects various data relating to users' browsing habits.

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The aforementioned downloaders/installers usually target browsers such as Safari, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome and have an impact on certain settings. In this case, the default search engine, homepage, and new tab URL are changed to searchv.dooryov.com. None of these settings can be restored/reverted to their previous state, since the rogue downloaders/installers install browser applications (extensions, plug-ins, or add-ons) called "helper objects". These apps ensure that the settings cannot be changed - they reassign them when any attempts are made to modify them. Therefore, users with browsers hijacked in this way are forced to visit searchv.dooryov.com when they open their browsers, new tabs, or enter a search query into the URL bar. Furthermore, this fake search engine does not provide any unique results. If a search query is made, it simply redirects to search.yahoo.com, thus providing results generated by the legitimate Yahoo search engine. The fake search engine also gathers browsing-related information such as IP addresses, geo-locations, search queries, URLs of visited websites, and so on. This also applies to installed "helper objects". It is possible that sensitive/personal data is also recorded. To generate revenue, developers share the data with third parties (potentially, cyber criminals) who misuse it to generate revenue. Therefore, having potentially unwanted apps (PUAs) installed and using fake search engines can lead to various problems including, for example, privacy/browsing safety issues and even identity theft.

Threat Summary:
Namesearchv.dooryov.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

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There are many fake search engines on the internet and most are similar. Some examples are search.elifaint.com, search.fegline.com, and search.blueslaluz.com. Developers present them as legitimate search engines, however, these are only attempts to trick people into using them. In fact, most of these search engines provide none of the features or tools. Using them simply helps the developers to generate revenue whilst regular users receive nothing in return.

How did searchv.dooryov.com install on my computer?

When various potentially unwanted apps are distributed through rogue downloaders/installers, it usually means that the "bundling" method is used. Software developers use this method to trick people into downloading/installing unwanted apps with other software. They hide PUAs in "Custom", "Advanced" (and other similar) settings/options of the download or installation set-ups. Many people cause unwanted installations or downloads by failing to check settings and rushing the download/installation processes.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

To avoid unwanted downloads or installations, download software (especially freeware) from official websites, using direct links, or trustworthy sources. Third party software installers, downloaders, third party downloaders, P2P (Peer-to-Peer) networks such as torrents or other similar sources should not be used. Do not rush the software installation or download process. Check "Custom", "Advanced", and other similar settings/options. The same applies to checkboxes ticked by default. If there are any offers to install additional apps, deselect them before finishing the installation (or download) process. If unwanted redirects to untrustworthy websites such as gambling, pornography, adult dating (and other similar websites) happen often, check the list of installed apps (add-ons, plug-ins, extensions) on the browser and remove any unknown, unwanted or suspicious entries immediately. Also remove unwanted entries from the list of installed programs on the computer. If your computer is already infected with browser hijackers, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for macOS to automatically eliminate them.

Website promoting searchv.dooryov.com:

Dubious website used to promote searchv.dooryov.com

Instant automatic removal of searchv.dooryov.com browser hijacker: Manual threat removal might be a lengthy and complicated process that requires advanced computer skills. Combo Cleaner is a professional automatic malware removal tool that is recommended to get rid of searchv.dooryov.com browser hijacker. Download it by clicking the button below:
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Video showing how to remove browser redirects to searchv.dooryov.com using Combo Cleaner:

searchv.dooryov.com redirect removal:

Remove searchv.dooryov.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 searchv.dooryov.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.

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

safari browser iconRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

Remove searchv.dooryov.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 searchv.dooryov.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 searchv.dooryov.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.