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How to remove software causing redirects to search.standartanalog.com

Also Known As: search.standartanalog.com browser hijacker
Type: Mac Virus
Damage level: Medium

What is search.standartanalog.com?

search.standartanalog.com is a fake search engine. These bogus search tools are usually promoted by browser hijackers. Note that search.standartanalog.com is promoted by adware-type software with browser hijacker traits (e.g. ExtendedProcesser). Fake search engines typically have data tracking capabilities, and this extends to browser hijackers and adware.

Due to the dubious techniques used to proliferate this rogue software, it is also classified as a Potentially Unwanted Application (PUA). The apps that promote search.standartanalog.com have been observed being spread via fake Adobe Flash Player updaters/installers. This dubious distribution method is employed to proliferate Trojans, ransomware and other malware.

search.standartanalog.com browser hijacker on a Mac computer (GIF)

Browser hijackers primarily target Google Chrome, Safari, Mozilla Firefox and other popular browsers. These applications reassign the homepage, default search engine and new tab/window URLs to the addresses of bogus search engines.

To elaborate on how this affects browsing, with software promoting search.standartanalog.com installed (e.g. ExtendedProcesser), each new browser tab/window opened and search query typed into the URL bar redirects to search.standartanalog.com.

Fake search tools are rarely capable of providing unique results, and so they tend to redirect to Yahoo, Bing, Google and other legitimate search engines. Furthermore, browser hijackers can reset any changes users attempt to make to their browsers, if the software does not deny access to the browser settings outright.

Therefore, recovering an affected browser is impossible without removing the browser hijacker. Adware-type applications (which have been observed promoting search.standartanalog.com) run intrusive advertisement campaigns. They deliver pop-ups, banners, coupons and other intrusive ads.

As well as diminishing the browsing experience, as they overlay web page content and reduce browsing speed, intrusive ads are also a threat to device/user safety. When clicked, they can redirect to various untrusted/malicious websites and some can even stealthily download/install rogue software (e.g. PUAs).

As mentioned, most PUAs (browser hijackers and including adware) can track data. They can monitor browsing activity (browsing and search engine histories) and collect personal information extracted from it (IP addresses, geolocations and other details).

In summary, the presence of unwanted apps on devices can lead to system infections, financial loss, serious privacy issues and even identity theft. Therefore, you are strongly advised to eliminate all suspicious applications and browser extensions/plug-ins without delay.

Threat Summary:
Name search.standartanalog.com browser hijacker
Threat Type Browser hijacker, Mac malware, Mac virus.
Detection Names (rogue installer) Avast (MacOS:Bundlore-DY [Adw]), Ikarus (Trojan-Downloader.OSX.Shlayer), Sophos AV (Bundlore (PUA)), Kaspersky (Not-a-virus:HEUR:AdWare.OSX.Bnodlero.ay), Full List (VirusTotal).
Serving IP Address 13.249.93.122
Symptoms Your Mac became slower than normal, you see unwanted pop-up ads, you get redirected to shady websites.
Distribution methods Deceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake Flash Player installers, torrent file downloads.
Damage Internet browsing tracking (potential privacy issues), displaying of unwanted ads, redirects to shady websites, loss of private information.
Malware Removal (Mac)

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56d2n4d.comsearch.navigationbuffer.com and searchiing.com are some examples of other fake search engines, and DynamicImprovmentGeneralSection, and SmartResultsRemote of adware similar to ExtendedProcesser. Regardless of type (adware, browser hijackers, etc.), PUAs often seem legitimate and harmless.

Users are often enticed into download/installation with offers of "useful" functionality, however, the features promised are rarely operational. The only purpose of this unwanted software is to generate revenue for the developers.

Rather than delivering any real value, PUAs can hijack browsers, cause redirects, run intrusive advertisement campaigns, collect sensitive and personally identifiable information.

How did search.standartanalog.com install on my computer

PUAs are distributed via the download/installation set-ups of other software. This deceptive marketing tactic of pre-packing regular products with unwanted or malicious additions is termed "bundling". Rushing downloads/installations (e.g. ignoring terms, skipping steps, etc.) increases the risk of inadvertently allowing bundled content into the system.

Some PUAs have "official" download web pages. Intrusive ads proliferate these applications as well. Once clicked, they can execute scripts to download/install PUAs without users' consent.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications

You are strongly advised to research all software prior to download/installation. All downloads must be done from official and verified sources. Untrusted channels such as unofficial and free file-hosting sites, Peer-to-Peer sharing networks and other third party downloaders commonly offer bundled content.

When downloading/installing, it important to read the terms, explore all available options, use the "Custom" or "Advanced" settings and opt-out of additional apps, tools, features, etc. Intrusive advertisements may seem legitimate, however, they can redirect to dubious websites (e.g. gambling, pornography, adult-dating, etc.).

If you encounter ads or redirects of this kind, inspect your devices and immediately remove all suspect applications and browser extensions/plug-ins. If your computer is already infected with browser hijackers, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for macOS to automatically eliminate them.

Deceptive application installer promoting search.standartanalog.com:

Delusive installer used to promote search.standartanalog.com browser hijacker

search.standartanalog.com promoting ExtendedProcesser adware installed on the Safari browser:

search.standartanalog.com fake search engine promotingExtendedProcesser adware installed onto Safari

search.standartanalog.com set as the default option in Google Chrome browsers:

search.standartanalog.com fake search engine set as defeault on Google Chrome

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Quick menu:

Video showing how to remove adware and browser hijackers from a Mac computer:

search.standartanalog.com redirect removal:

Remove search.standartanalog.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.standartanalog.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.

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.

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

safari browser iconRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

Remove search.standartanalog.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.standartanalog.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.standartanalog.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.

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