Looks like no one’s replied in a while. To start the conversation again, simply ask a new question.


Question: Browser update unwanted. help

Hi. I have no idea how my browser updated , and now i open my Safari up to the "search.anysearchmanager.com" in my search field, and I can't get rid of it. I am reading that it is a virus or hack and that my computer is now in jeopardy. Help?! All of the fixes I read about ask you to download an uninstaller and I think that they are trouble too.

Can I delete this myself somehow?

thank you!



MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch,Early 2015), macOS High Sierra (10.13.4)

Posted on


May 26, 2018 10:01 PM in response to Katekj In response to Katekj

1. Remove any Profile you have not installed knowingly.


System Preferences > Profiles

Launch System Preferences. Do you see any profiles added to the pane at the bottom next to Accessibility?

How to remove a configuration profile? https://support.apple.com/kb/PH25680?locale=en_US

User uploaded file

2. Use Malwarebytes for Mac to remove malware.


Download, install , open, and run it by clicking “Scan” button to remove adware.

Once done, quit Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Mac.

Install guide: https://support.malwarebytes.com/docs/DOC-1817

Uninstall Guide: https://support.malwarebytes.com/docs/DOC-1190

The installer may ask you to allow it in System Preferences > Security & Privacy. Allow it.

3. Safari > Preferences > Extensions

Select and uninstall all extensions you have not installed knowingly.

Section: Manage extensions: https://support.apple.com/guide/safari/use-safari-extensions-sfri32508/mac

4. Choose a search engine.

Delete all text in the Smart Search field, click the magnifying glass , then choose a search engine from the list.


5. Set your Home Page. https://support.apple.com/guide/safari/set-your-homepage-ibrw1020/mac

6. Restart your Mac.

7. Launch Safari holding the Shift key down.

May 26, 2018 10:01 PM

Reply Helpful
User profile for user: Katekj

Question: Browser update unwanted. help