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Short bio

OSX.VSearch is Malwarebytes’ detection name for a family of adware that targets MacOS systems.


OSX.VSearch may cause text on a website visited on an affected system to be turned into hyperlinks and it may show popups not related to any sites that are open in the browser.

Source and type of infection

OSX.VSearch is adware that is usually installed by bundlers.


Malwarebytes for Mac detects and removes OSX.VSearch.


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

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”.