How to uninstall AnalyzerSearch adware from the operating system?

Also Known As: Ads by AnalyzerSearch
Type: Mac Virus
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

How to remove AnalyzerSearch adware from Mac?

What is AnalyzerSearch?

AnalyzerSearch is an adware-type application with browser hijacker qualities. Following successful infiltration, this app runs intrusive advertisement campaigns and makes alterations to browser settings - in order to promote fake search engines. Due to the dubious techniques used to distribute AnalyzerSearch, it is also considered to be a PUA (Potentially Unwanted Application). Furthermore, most PUAs collect browsing-related information and it is highly likely that AnalyzerSearch possesses such data-tracking abilities as well.

AnalyzerSearch adware

Adware enables the placement of pop-ups, banners, coupons, surveys and other intrusive advertisements - typically, on any visited website. The delivered ads seriously diminish the browsing quality, as they overlay webpage content and slow down the browsing speed. Additionally, intrusive adverts pose a threat to device/user safety. Since upon being clicked, these advertisements redirect to various unreliable/malicious sites and some can even stealthily download/install software (e.g. PUAs). Browser hijackers can reassign browsers' homepage, default search engine and new tab/window URLs - to the addresses of fake web searchers. Hence, with a browser hijacker installed: every single search query typed into the URL bar and search query typed into the URL bar - redirect to the promoted address. Illegitimate search engines are seldom operational, they tend to redirect to (or cause redirection chains ending with) Google, Yahoo, Bing and other genuine ones. Browser hijackers can also restrict/deny access to the browsers' settings and/or undo any changes users attempt to make to their browsers. Therefore, recovering a hijacked browser is impossible without removing the software affecting it. Most PUAs (adware and data tracking abilities) can track data. They can monitor browsing activity (URLs visited, pages viewed, search queries typed, etc.) and collect personal information extracted from it (IP addresses, geolocations and other details). The collected data is then shared with and/or sold to third parties (potentially, cyber criminals). To ensure device integrity and user safety, all suspicious applications and browser extensions/plug-ins must be eliminated without delay.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by AnalyzerSearch
Threat Type Adware, Mac malware, Mac virus
Additional Information This application belongs to Adload malware family.
Symptoms Your Mac becomes slower than normal, you see unwanted pop-up ads, you are redirected to dubious websites.
Distribution methods Deceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake Flash Player installers, torrent file downloads.
Damage Internet browser tracking (potential privacy issues), display of unwanted ads, redirects to dubious websites, loss of private information.
Malware Removal (Mac)

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AssistiveValueScalableRemoteMarketService - are a few examples of other adware-type applications. They appear ordinary and offer a wide variety of "useful" functionalities. These features are rarely operational. In fact, this applies to nearly all PUAs. The only goal of unwanted software is to generate revenue for the developers; to users - they have no real value and may cause serious problems. PUAs operate by causing redirects, running intrusive ad campaigns, hijacking browsers and collecting private data.

How did AnalyzerSearch install on my computer?

PUAs are distributed via download/installation setups of other software. This deceptive marketing method of packing regular programs with unwanted or malicious additions - is called "bundling". Rushed download/installation processes (e.g. ignored terms, skipped steps and sections, etc.) - increase the risk of unintentionally allowing bundled content into the system. Intrusive adverts proliferate PUAs as well. Upon being clicked, the ads can execute scripts to download/install these applications without user permission. Select PUAs have "official" download webpages.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

It is important to research software before download/installation and/or purchase. Only official and verified download channels must be used. Since untrustworthy download sources, e.g. unofficial and free file-hosting websites, Peer-to-Peer sharing networks and other third party downloaders - commonly offer deceptive and/or bundled content. When downloading/installing, it is recommended to read terms, explore all available options, use the "Custom/Advanced" settings and opt-out from supplementary apps, tools, features, and so on. Intrusive advertisements appear legitimate, however they redirect to various unreliable and questionable sites (e.g. gambling, pornography, adult-dating, etc.). In case of encounters with such ads and/or redirects, the system must be inspected and all suspicious applications and browser extensions/plug-ins - immediately removed from it. If your computer is already infected with AnalyzerSearch, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for macOS to automatically eliminate this adware.

Pop-up window displayed once AnalyzerSearch adware's installation is over:

Pop-up displayed once AnalyzerSearch installation is complete

AnalyzerSearch adware's installation folder:

AnalyzerSearch adware install folder

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Quick menu:

Video showing how to remove AnalyzerSearch adware using Combo Cleaner:

AnalyzerSearch adware removal:

Remove AnalyzerSearch-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 ads by analyzersearch 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.

Ads by AnalyzerSearch removal from Internet browsers:

safari browser iconRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

Remove ads by analyzersearch 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.

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

firefox browser iconRemove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:

Remove ads by analyzersearch 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.

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

chrome-browser-iconRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Remove ads by analyzersearch 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.

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

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Malware activity

Global malware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

Increased attack rate of infections detected within the last 24 hours.

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