UltraSearchApp is a PUP (potentially unwanted program) that belongs to the Adware family. It can cause many troubles such as unwanted ads and pop-ups on your web browser, redirect your searches to advertising web-sites, web-browser crashes and slow loading webpages. Adware often installs on the MAC system with the free programs.
Even worse, adware be able to collect a wide variety of sensitive info about you which can be later sold to third parties. You do not know if your home address, account names and passwords are safe.
|Type||adware, potentially unwanted application (PUA), pop up advertisements, popups, pop-up virus|
|Removal||UltraSearchApp removal guide|
How does UltraSearchApp adware get on your MAC system
If you would like to free your computer of adware and thereby get rid of UltraSearchApp ads and are unable to do so, you can follow the guide below to detect and remove adware and any other malware for free.
How to Remove UltraSearchApp (removal instructions)
According to computer security experts, UltraSearchApp removal can be finished manually and/or automatically. These tools which are listed below will allow you delete adware, malicious browser extensions, malware and potentially unwanted apps . However, if you’re not willing to install other applications to get rid of UltraSearchApp adware software, then use guide listed below to restore your MAC system settings to defaults.
To remove UltraSearchApp, execute the following steps:
- How to remove UltraSearchApp without any software
- Automatic Removal of UltraSearchApp
- How to stay safe online
- To sum up
How to remove UltraSearchApp without any software
In this section of the post, we have posted the steps that will help to remove UltraSearchApp adware software manually. Although compared to removal tools, this method loses in time, but you don’t need to install anything on your MAC. It will be enough for you to follow the detailed guidance with images. We tried to describe each step in detail, but if you realized that you might not be able to figure it out, or simply do not want to change the Windows and web browser settings, then it’s better for you to use tools from trusted developers, which are listed below.
Remove potentially unwanted apps through the Finder
One of the first things to attempt for removal of adware software is to check your MAC OS installed programs screen and look for unwanted and suspicious software. If there are any software you do not recognize or are no longer using, you should remove them. If that doesn’t work, then you may need to run adware removal utility such as MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM).
Open Finder and click “Applications” similar to the one below.
You will see a list of software installed on your computer. We recommend to pay maximum attention to the application you installed last. Most probably, it is the UltraSearchApp adware. If you’re in doubt, you can always check the application by doing a search for her name in Google, Yahoo or Bing. Once the application which you need to uninstall is found, simply right press on its name, and select “Move to Trash”.
Don’t forget, choose Finder, then “Empty Trash”.
Remove UltraSearchApp from Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a simple solution to delete UltraSearchApp ads, harmful and ‘ad-supported’ extensions, internet browser’s startpage, newtab page and search provider which have been modified by adware software.
- First start the Google Chrome and press Menu button (small button in the form of three dots).
- It will open the Chrome main menu. Choose More Tools, then press Extensions.
- You will see the list of installed extensions. If the list has the extension labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following guidance: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Chrome menu once again, click the “Settings” menu.
- You will see the Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and press “Advanced” link.
- Scroll down again and click the “Reset” button.
- The Chrome will show the reset profile settings page as on the image above.
- Next click the “Reset” button.
- Once this task is complete, your web browser’s new tab page, startpage and default search provider will be restored to their original defaults.
- To learn more, read the article How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Remove UltraSearchApp adware from Mozilla Firefox
If the Mozilla Firefox settings such as new tab, home page and default search provider have been modified by UltraSearchApp adware software, then resetting it to the default state can help. It will keep your personal information like browsing history, bookmarks, passwords and web form auto-fill data.
First, start the Firefox and click button. It will open the drop-down menu on the right-part of the web browser. Further, click the Help button () as shown below.
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the internet browser adress bar and press Enter. It will display the “Troubleshooting Information” page as displayed on the image below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will open the confirmation dialog box. Further, press the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Mozilla Firefox will start a procedure to fix your problems that caused by the UltraSearchApp adware. When, it’s finished, press the “Finish” button.
Delete UltraSearchApp adware software from Safari
The Safari reset is great if your browser is hijacked by UltraSearchApp or you have unwanted add-ons or toolbars on your internet browser, which installed by an malicious software.
Click Safari menu and choose “Preferences”.
It will open the Safari Preferences window. Next, click the “Extensions” tab. Look for unknown and suspicious extensions on left panel, select it, then click the “Uninstall” button. Most important to delete all unknown extensions from Safari.
Once complete, click “General” tab. Change the “Default Search Engine” to Google.
Find the “Homepage” and type into textfield “https://www.google.com”.
Automatic Removal of UltraSearchApp
Run malware removal tools to remove UltraSearchApp adware automatically. The free programs tools specially designed for browser hijacker infections, adware and other potentially unwanted apps removal. These tools can delete most of adware from Firefox, Safari and Google Chrome. Moreover, it may remove all components of adware from Windows registry and system drives.
Remove UltraSearchApp adware with MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM)
Manual UltraSearchApp adware removal requires some computer skills. Some files that created by the adware software may be not fully removed. We recommend that use the MalwareBytes that are fully clean your MAC system of adware software. Moreover, this free utility will help you to remove browser hijacker, malicious software, PUPs and toolbars that your MAC can be infected too.
- Download MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) from the following link.
Malwarebytes Anti-malware (Mac)
Category: Security tools
Update: September 10, 2020
- After the downloading process is finished, please close all programs and open windows on your MAC. Run the downloaded file. Follow the prompts.
- The MalwareBytes Free will launch and open the main window.
- Further, press the “Scan” button for checking your MAC system for the UltraSearchApp adware. A scan may take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of files on your machine and the speed of your machine. When a threat is detected, the count of the security threats will change accordingly.
- Once that process is done, you’ll be displayed the list of all found items on your machine.
- Next, you need to click the “Remove Selected Items” button.
- Close the AntiMalware and continue with the next step.
How to stay safe online
Run ad blocking application such as AdGuard in order to stop advertisements, malvertisements, pop-ups and online trackers, avoid having to install harmful and adware browser plug-ins and add-ons which affect your MAC system performance and impact your MAC system security. Browse the Internet anonymously and stay safe online!
Installing the AdGuard is simple. First you will need to download AdGuard from the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: January 17, 2018
Once the downloading process is finished, run the downloaded file. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen.
Follow the prompts. AdGuard will then be installed. A window will show up asking you to confirm that you want to see a quick guidance. Press “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see an quick guidance which will help you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you start your machine, AdGuard will run automatically and stop annoying pop ups, block malicious or misleading websites.
To sum up
Now your Apple Mac should be clean of the UltraSearchApp adware. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted pop-ups and unwanted malicious web pages) and MalwareBytes (to periodically scan your MAC system for new adwares and other malicious software).
If you are still having problems while trying to remove UltraSearchApp ads from the Google Chrome, Safari and Firefox, then ask for help here here.