If unknown web page named Search.turdeland2.com keeps showing up as your start page or search engine then it means that your browser is infected with the potentially unwanted application (PUA) from the browser hijacker category. It is able to hijack your internet browser like Chrome, Firefox and Safari to its web site. You will notice that the web-browser start page, newtab page and search provider by default have altered without your permission to Search.turdeland2.com. Whenever you search for anything in Google (Bing or Yahoo) you will get redirected to other search engines that are 100% commercial. Please read this post below for more troubleshooting info. Here’s the complete steps that would help remove Search.turdeland2.com from your web browser.
When the Search.turdeland2.com browser hijacker is installed on a MAC, it can:
- set Search.turdeland2.com as search provider by default, new tab page, and start page;
- prevent users from changing search provider or startpage address;
- redirect your queries to sponsored web sites;
- provide altered search results;
- record your search queries;
- randomly redirects to questionable web-sites;
- show unwanted ads;
- collect Web surfing habits and transfer it to third parties.
And finally, the Search.turdeland2.com browser hijacker has the ability to collect a wide variety of marketing-type data about you such as what web-pages you’re opening, what you’re looking for the World Wide Web and so on. This information, in the future, may be transferred to third parties.
|Type||browser hijacker, search engine hijacker, home page hijacker, toolbar, unwanted new tab, redirect virus|
|Removal||Search.turdeland2.com removal guide|
So, it is very important to free your MAC system of browser hijacker as soon as possible. The few simple steps, which is shown below, will assist you to remove Search.turdeland2.com search from the Firefox, Safari and Google Chrome and other web-browsers.
How to remove Search.turdeland2.com
There are several steps to removing Search.turdeland2.com redirect, because it installs itself so deeply into Mac. You need to remove all suspicious and unknown applications, then get rid of harmful extensions from the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Safari and other web browsers you have installed. Finally, you need to reset your internet browser settings to remove any changes Search.turdeland2.com hijacker has made, and then check your machine with MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) to ensure the hijacker infection is fully removed. It will take a while.
To remove Search.turdeland2.com, follow the steps below:
- How to delete Search.turdeland2.com manually
- How to automatically remove Search.turdeland2.com browser hijacker
- Use AdBlocker to block Search.turdeland2.com and stay safe online
- How to Search.turdeland2.com browser hijacker get installed onto MAC OS
- Finish words
How to delete Search.turdeland2.com manually
Most common browser hijackers may be removed without any antivirus applications. The manual hijacker removal is few simple steps that will teach you how to remove Search.turdeland2.com home page. If you do not want to remove Search.turdeland2.com in the manually due to the fact that you are not skilled at computer, then you can run free removal tools listed below.
Remove Search.turdeland2.com associated software by using the Finder
Some potentially unwanted applications, browser hijacking applications and adware can be removed by uninstalling the free applications they came with. If this way does not succeed, then looking them up in the list of installed applications in the Finder. Use the “Move to Trash” command in order to remove them.
Open Finder and click “Applications”.
It will show a list of all software installed on your MAC OS. Scroll through the all list, and delete any dubious and unknown apps. Right click to questionable program and select “Move to Trash”. Another method is drag the program from the Applications folder to the Trash.
Most important, scroll through the all list, and move to trash any unknown applications. Don’t forget, select Finder -> Empty Trash.
Remove Search.turdeland2.com from Google Chrome
The hijacker infection can change your Google Chrome settings without your knowledge. You may see the Search.turdeland2.com as your search engine or home page, additional extensions and toolbars. Reset Chrome web browser will help you to delete Search.turdeland2.com and reset the unwanted changes caused by hijacker. It’ll keep your personal information such as browsing history, bookmarks, passwords and web form auto-fill data.
First start the Google Chrome. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal dots ().
It will open the Chrome menu. Choose More Tools, then click Extensions. Carefully browse through the list of installed plugins. If the list has the add-on signed with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following instructions: Remove Google Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
Open the Chrome menu once again. Further, click the option named “Settings”.
The internet browser will display the settings screen. Another solution to display the Google Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the browser adress bar and press Enter
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and press the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset” section is visible, as on the image below and press the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
The Google Chrome will show the confirmation dialog box like below.
You need to confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The internet browser will run the procedure of cleaning. Once it’s finished, the web browser’s settings including homepage, default search engine and new tab page back to the values which have been when the Google Chrome was first installed on your MAC.
Remove Search.turdeland2.com startpage from Safari
The Safari reset is great if your browser is hijacked or you have unwanted extensions or toolbars on your internet browser, that installed by a malicious software.
Run Safari web-browser. Next, select Preferences from the Safari menu.
First, click the “Security” icon. Here, select “Block pop-up windows”. It will block some types of pop ups.
Now, click the “Extensions” icon. Look for questionable addons on left panel, choose it, then press the “Uninstall” button. Most important to delete all dubious extensions from Safari.
Once complete, check your homepage and search engine settings. Click “General” icon. Make sure that the “Homepage” field contains the website you want or is empty.
Make sure that the “Search engine” setting shows your preferred search provider. In some versions of Safari, this setting is in the “Search” tab.
Get rid of Search.turdeland2.com from Mozilla Firefox by resetting web-browser settings
If the Firefox settings such as homepage, default search provider and new tab page have been changed by the browser hijacker, then resetting it to the default state can help. However, your saved bookmarks and passwords will not be lost. This will not affect your history, passwords, bookmarks, and other saved data.
Click the Menu button (looks like three horizontal lines), and press the blue Help icon located at the bottom of the drop down menu as shown on the image below.
A small menu will appear, click the “Troubleshooting Information”. On this page, click “Refresh Firefox” button as on the image below.
Follow the onscreen procedure to return your Mozilla Firefox internet browser settings to their default state.
How to automatically remove Search.turdeland2.com browser hijacker
Use malware removal utilities to delete Search.turdeland2.com automatically. The free software tools specially created for browser hijacker infection, adware software and other potentially unwanted software removal. These utilities can get rid of most of hijacker from Safari, Firefox and Chrome. Moreover, it can remove all components of Search.turdeland2.com from system folders and system drives.
Delete Search.turdeland2.com search with MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM)
We suggest using the MalwareBytes Free which are fully clean your Apple Mac of the browser hijacker. This free tool is an advanced malware removal program developed by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This program uses the world’s most popular anti malware technology. It’s able to help you delete hijacker infection, PUPs, malicious software, adware, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your MAC system for free.
- MalwareBytes Anti Malware can be downloaded from the following link.
Malwarebytes Anti-malware (Mac)
Category: Security tools
Update: September 10, 2020
- After downloading is finished, close all software and windows on your MAC system. Open a folder in which you saved it. Run the downloaded file and follow the prompts.
- Click the “Scan” button . MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) program will scan through the whole MAC system for the hijacker that redirects your web-browser to undesired Search.turdeland2.com web page. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your MAC. While the MalwareBytes Anti Malware is checking, you can see count of objects it has identified either as being malicious software.
- After MalwareBytes Free has completed scanning, MalwareBytes Free will display a list of found items. All detected items will be marked. You can remove them all by simply click “Remove Selected Items”.
Use AdBlocker to block Search.turdeland2.com and stay safe online
We recommend to install an ad-blocker program that can block Search.turdeland2.com and other undesired web-sites. The adblocker utility such as AdGuard is a program that basically removes advertising from the Web and stops access to malicious web-sites. Moreover, security experts says that using ad-blocking apps is necessary to stay safe when surfing the Net.
- AdGuard can be downloaded from the following link.
AdGuard for Mac download
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: January 17, 2018
- When the download is complete, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- Once the install is done, press “Skip” to close the setup application and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial which will assist you get to know AdGuard better.
- In most cases, the default settings are enough and you do not need to change anything. Each time, when you start your machine, AdGuard will run automatically and stop annoying ads, block Search.turdeland2.com, as well as other harmful or misleading webpages.
How to Search.turdeland2.com browser hijacker get installed onto MAC OS
Most commonly, the free programs installation package includes the optional adware software or potentially unwanted apps such as this hijacker infection. So, be very careful when you agree to install anything. The best way – is to select a Custom, Advanced or Manual install option. Here disable all additional apps in which you are unsure or that causes even a slightest suspicion. The main thing you should remember, you don’t need to install the optional programs which you do not trust! The only thing I want to add. Once the free programs is installed, if you uninstall this software, the start page, default search provider and newtab page of your favorite internet browser will not be restored. This must be done by yourself. Just follow the step-by-step guide above.
Now your Apple Mac should be clean of the browser hijacker which cause a redirect to Search.turdeland2.com website. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted pop-up advertisements and unwanted harmful webpages) and MalwareBytes (to periodically scan your MAC system for new hijacker infections and other malware).
If you are still having problems while trying to delete Search.turdeland2.com from the Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari, then ask for help here here.