OriginalTechSearch is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) that belongs to the category of Adware. What is Adware? Adware is considered by many to be synonymous with ‘malware’. OriginalTechSearch adware is a harmful application which serves unwanted advertisements to computer users. Some examples include popup advertisements, push notifications or unclosable windows. Adware software can be installed onto your machine via infected web pages, when you open email attachments, anytime you download and install free software.
Even worse, OriginalTechSearch adware can be used to gather lots of marketing-type data about you (your ip address, what is a webpage you are viewing now, what you are looking for on the Web, which links you are clicking), which can later transfer to third parties.
|Type||adware software, potentially unwanted application (PUA), popup virus, pop up ads, pop ups|
|Removal||OriginalTechSearch removal guide|
How does OriginalTechSearch adware get on your MAC OS
To find out how to get rid of OriginalTechSearch adware, we recommend to read the steps added to this blog post below. The instructions was prepared by experienced security experts who discovered a solution to delete the annoying adware software out of the Apple Mac.
How to Remove OriginalTechSearch (removal guide)
Without a doubt, the adware is harmful to your Apple Mac. So you need to quickly and completely delete this OriginalTechSearch adware. To remove this adware software, you can use the manual removal tutorial which are given below or free malicious software removal tool like MalwareBytes Free (it is free). We recommend you use automatic removal way which will allow you to remove OriginalTechSearch easily and safely. Manual removal is best used only if you’re well versed in MAC or in the case where adware is not removed automatically. Read this manual carefully, bookmark it or open this page on your smartphone, because you may need to close your web-browser or restart your machine.
To remove OriginalTechSearch, perform the following steps:
- How to manually get rid of OriginalTechSearch
- Automatic Removal of OriginalTechSearch adware
- Run AdBlocker to stay safe online
- To sum up
How to manually get rid of OriginalTechSearch
The most common adware software can be removed manually, without the use of antivirus or other removal tools. The manual steps below will allow you remove OriginalTechSearch step by step. Although each of the steps is very simple and does not require special knowledge, but you doubt that you can complete them, then use the free utilities, a list of which is given below.
Delete OriginalTechSearch related software through the Finder
Some of potentially unwanted software, adware and browser hijackers can be removed using the ‘Move to Trash’ utility that is located in the Finder. So, if you are using any version of Apple Mac and you have noticed an unwanted application, then first try to remove it through the Finder.
Open Finder and click “Applications”.
Very carefully look around the entire list of software installed on your MAC system. Most probably, one of them is the OriginalTechSearch . If you have many software installed, you can help simplify the search of malicious software by sort the list by date of installation.
Once you’ve found a dubious, unwanted or unused program, right click to it and choose “Move to Trash”. Another way is drag the program from the Applications folder to the Trash.
Don’t forget, select Finder -> “Empty Trash”.
Remove OriginalTechSearch from Safari
By resetting Safari web-browser you return your web browser settings to its default state. This is basic when troubleshooting problems that might have been caused by OriginalTechSearch adware software.
Run Safari internet browser. Next, choose Preferences from the Safari menu.
First, click the “Security” tab. Here, select “Block pop-up windows”. It will stop some types of pop-ups.
Now, click the “Extensions” icon. Look for suspicious add-ons on left panel, choose it, then click the “Uninstall” button. Most important to remove all questionable extensions from Safari.
Once complete, check your home page 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 engine. In some versions of Safari, this setting is in the “Search” tab.
Remove OriginalTechSearch from Mozilla Firefox by resetting web-browser settings
The Firefox reset will remove redirects to intrusive OriginalTechSearch ads, modified preferences, extensions and security settings. It will keep your personal information such as browsing history, bookmarks, passwords and web form auto-fill data.
Click the Menu button (looks like three horizontal lines), and click the blue Help icon located at the bottom of the drop down menu as displayed in the following example.
A small menu will appear, click the “Troubleshooting Information”. On this page, click “Refresh Firefox” button as shown on the image below.
Follow the onscreen procedure to restore your Mozilla Firefox internet browser settings to their original settings.
Remove OriginalTechSearch from Chrome
Reset Google Chrome will allow you to remove OriginalTechSearch ads from your browser as well as to restore internet browser settings infected by adware. All unwanted, harmful and adware addons will also be deleted from the internet browser. However, your saved bookmarks and passwords will not be lost. This will not affect your history, passwords, bookmarks, and other saved data.
Open the Google Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal dotes (). It will show the drop-down menu. Select More Tools, then click Extensions.
Carefully browse through the list of installed addons. If the list has the add-on labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following instructions: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy otherwise, just go to the step below.
Open the Google Chrome main menu again, press to “Settings” option.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the Reset settings section is visible, as displayed on the image below and click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
Automatic Removal of OriginalTechSearch adware
Using a malicious software removal tool to detect and remove adware hiding on your MAC OS is probably the easiest solution to remove the OriginalTechSearch adware software. We suggests the MalwareBytes utility for Mac OS computers. It is the antimalware application for Apple Mac that offers a free malicious software removal.
Delete OriginalTechSearch adware with MalwareBytes Free
Remove OriginalTechSearch manually is difficult and often the adware is not fully removed. Therefore, we suggest you to run the MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) which are fully clean your machine. Moreover, this free application will help you to delete malware, potentially unwanted apps, toolbars and hijacker that your machine can be infected too.
Installing the MalwareBytes Anti Malware is simple. First you’ll need to download MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) on your machine by clicking on the link below.
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When the downloading process is complete, close all software and windows on your MAC system. Open a directory in which you saved it. Run the saved file and follow the prompts.
Once installation is done, you will see window as displayed below.
Now click the “Scan” button to begin scanning your MAC for the OriginalTechSearch . A scan can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the count of files on your machine and the speed of your machine. While the MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) is scanning, you may see number of objects it has identified either as being malware.
After the scan get finished, MalwareBytes Anti-Malware will open a list of found threats. You may remove items (move to Quarantine) by simply click “Remove Selected Items” button.
The Malwarebytes will now delete OriginalTechSearch and move the selected items to the Quarantine.
Run AdBlocker to stay safe online
Use an ad-blocking utility such as AdGuard will protect you from malicious ads and content. Moreover, you can find that the AdGuard have an option to protect your privacy and block phishing and spam webpages. Additionally, ad blocker applications will help you to avoid unwanted popup ads and unverified links that also a good way to stay safe online.
AdGuard can be downloaded from the following link.
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After the download is done, 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 guide. Click “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see an quick guide that will assist you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you start your computer, AdGuard will run automatically and stop unwanted ads, block harmful or misleading web sites.
To sum up
Once you’ve complete the step-by-step guidance shown above, your MAC OS should be clean from this adware and other malicious software. The Google Chrome, Safari and Mozilla Firefox will no longer display the OriginalTechSearch ads when you browse the Internet. Unfortunately, if the steps does not help you, then you have caught a new adware, and then the best way – ask for help.
Please create a new question by using the “Ask Question” button in the Questions and Answers. Try to give us some details about your problems, so we can try to help you more accurately. Wait for one of our trained “Security Team” or Site Administrator to provide you with knowledgeable assistance tailored to your problem with the annoying OriginalTechSearch .