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Adware.Searchitnow is Malwarebytes’ detection name for a browser hijacker targeting Safari.


Users of an affected browser may experience redirected searches and a changed home-page.

Type and source of infection

Adware.Searchitnow is a browser hijacker in the form of a browser extension that was installed via a fake Flash Player installer.

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Malwarebytes for Mac detects and removes Adware.Searchitnow.


Malwarebytes for Mac will detect and remove the components of this adware.

Download and install the latest version of Malwarebytes for Mac.

Click the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan.

If threats are detected during the scan, a count of detected threats is displayed. More detailed threat information is displayed after the scan completes.

Click “Confirm” to move the detected threats to Quarantaine.

If a restart is required to complete remediation of threats detected during a scan, you will be notified. When a restart is required, please remember to save all work before clicking “Restart”.

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