GeneralNetSearch is a dangerous application for Mac OS. As it’s been reported, this app spreads by the means of fake Adobe Flash Player updater. However, it can also be easily distributed by other fake installators or bundles. In any case, for the most users, it’s a great surprise to find GeneralNetSearch installed on their devices. Once this app has been installed, this app provides victims with a great amount of various advertisements and pop-ups. Still, this app is not malicious, the linked sites can be. Sometimes such sites promote malicious software and have special scripts, that can begin the downloading and even installing of such soft without user’s permission. If you’re tired of these ads and pop-ups and want to stay safe while surfing the internet, you have to remove GeneralNetSearch from your Mac as soon as possible. For this purpose we’ve prepared the detailed guide!
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How to remove GeneralNetSearch manually?
Disclaimer: You do it on your own risk. We don’t bear any responsibility for your actions. These instructions are rather large and it requires 100% precise execution.
Press the Go button in the upper-left side of the screen.
Click the Applications button
Be attentive, and look for suspicious programs (This PUA may have a different name)
As you find them – delete them all
Now press the Go button and then Go to the folder…
In the search bar type /Library/LaunchAgents and remove all suspicious files in this folder
Choose the Go to the folder… option once again and type /Library/Application Support
Remove all suspicious files and folders
Then, with the help of the same menu, go to ~/Library/LaunchAgents and remove all suspicious files from there
Do the same with /Library/LaunchDaemons folder
Here you’d better use CleanMyMac in order to get rid of the root of the problem at all.
Now you have to clean your browser
How to remove GeneralNetSearch PUA from your browser?
It’s very important to clean your browser after removing the “head” of the problems. Follow the instruction and you will win this fight.
Launch your browser and press Safari button in the upper right side of the screen.
Here click on Preferences button and choose Extensions.
Now look for any suspicious plugin and click Uninstall button to remove it.
Close the menu and press Safari button again and push Reset Safari button
Check all sections and then press Reset button
Open your browser, click on the Menu button in the upper right side of the browser (It consists of 3 dashes)
Here choose More tools menu and then press Extensions button.
Now look for any suspicious plugin and then press Trash button or Remove button in order to delete it (usually it’s toolbars or searching engines).
Close the menu and click the 3-dashes button, choose Settings menu, look for Manage Search Engines button and press Manage search engines.
Here you should look for any suspicious search site and delete it
Close the menu and press 3-dashes button again.
Here press Settings button and scroll down to the bottom.
Now press Reset browser settings button, then click Reset button again to confirm this process.
Launch your browser, click on Menu button in the upper right side of the browser (it consists of 3 dashes).
Now click on Add-ons and choose Extensions menu.
Then look for any suspicious plugin and click on the Remove button (usually it’s toolbars or searching engines).
Close this menu and press Firefox button in the upper left side of the browser.
Press Question mark button and click on Troubleshooting information (this menu can also be found in 3-dashes menu)
Now press Reset Firefox button in order to delete this scam
There are all manual instructions that will help you to find “GeneralNetSearch” PUA on your Mac OS and remove it. The most effective method to get rid of “GeneralNetSearch” PUA is to perform the manual removal instructions and then use an automatic tool. The manual method will weaken the malicious program and the Combocleaner will remove it.