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

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

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

What is search.standartanalog.com?

Search.standartanalog.com is a fake search engine. Such illegitimate web searching tools are usually promoted by browser hijackers. Search.standartanalog.com has been observed being promoted by adware-type software with browser hijacker traits (e.g. ExtendedProcesser). Fake search engines typically have data tracking abilities and this extends to both browser hijackers and adware. Due to the dubious techniques used to distribute this rogue software, it is also classified as PUAs (Potentially Unwanted Applications). The apps that promote search.standartanalog.com have been observed being spread via fake Adobe Flash Player updaters/installers. It is noteworthy that this questionable distribution method is employed to proliferate trojans, ransomware and other malware as well.

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 browsers' homepage, default search engine and new tab/window URLs - to the addresses of illegitimate web searchers. To elaborate on how this affects browsing, with software promoting search.standartanalog.com installed (e.g. ExtendedProcesser): every new browser tab/window opened and search query typed into the URL bar - redirect to search.standartanalog.com. Fake web searching tools are rarely capable of providing search results, 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's settings outright. Hence, 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. Aside from crippling the browsing experience, as they overlay page content and slow down the browsing speed, intrusive adverts are also deemed to be a threat to device/user safety. Upon being clicked, these advertisements redirect to various untrustworthy/malicious websites and some can even stealthily download/install software (e.g. PUAs). As mentioned in the introduction, most PUAs (browser hijackers and adware included) 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, presence of unwanted apps on devices can lead to system infections, financial losses, serious privacy issues and even identity theft. Therefore, it is highly recommended 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 a few examples of other fake search engines, and DynamicImprovmentGeneralSectionSmartResultsRemote - of adware similar to ExtendedProcesser. Regardless of type (adware, browser hijackers, etc.), PUAs appear legitimate and harmless. Users are enticed into download/installation with offers of various "useful" functionalities. However, the promised features are rarely operational. The only goal of unwanted software is to generate revenue for the developers. Therefore, instead of delivering on any promises, 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 download/installation setups of other software. This false marketing tactic of pre-packing regular products with unwanted or malicious additions - is termed "bundling". Rushed downloads/installations (e.g. ignored terms, skipped steps, etc.) - increase the risk of inadvertently allowing bundled content into the system. Select PUAs have "official" download webpages. Intrusive ads proliferate these applications as well. Once clicked on, they can execute scripts to download/install PUAs without user consent.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

It is strongly advised to research software prior to download/installation. All downloads must be done from official and verified sources. Untrustworthy channels, e.g. 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 terms, explore all available options, use the "Custom" or "Advanced" settings and opt-out from additional apps, tools, features, etc. Intrusive advertisements appear legitimate, however they redirect to various questionable websites (e.g. gambling, pornography, adult-dating, etc.). Should users encounter adverts and/or redirects of this kind, they must inspect their 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.

Delusive application installer promoting search.standartanalog.com:

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

Search.standartanalog.com promoting ExtendedProcesser adware installed onto 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.

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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.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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