According to security researchers, TechBoardSearch is a PUP (potentially unwanted program) that belongs to the category of Adware. Adware is part of unwanted software created to throw ads up on your browser screen. The TechBoardSearch adware generates money for its author by automatically displaying a ton of ads and popup deals. You might experience a change in your homepage or search engine, new tabs opening or even a redirect to malicious webpages.
The worst is, adware can have spyware and keyloggers built into the program, leading to greater damage to your Apple Mac and possible invasion of your confidential data.
The step-by-step guide will allow you to get rid of adware software as well as clean your MAC system from the TechBoardSearch ads. What is more, the step-by-step tutorial below will help you remove other harmful applications such as unwanted toolbars and browser hijackers, which can be installed onto MAC along with the adware.
|Name||TechBoardSearch, Tech Board Search 1.0 app|
|Type||adware software, PUP (potentially unwanted program), pop up virus, pop-ups, pop up advertisements|
|Removal||TechBoardSearch removal guide|
How does the TechBoardSearch adware get on your Apple Mac
How to remove TechBoardSearch
The answer is right here on this page. We have put together simplicity and efficiency. It will help you easily to clean your computer of TechBoardSearch adware. Moreover, you can choose manual or automatic removal way. If you’re familiar with the machine then use manual removal, otherwise use the free antimalware utility designed specifically to remove adware. Of course, you can combine both methods. 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 Apple Mac.
To remove TechBoardSearch, execute the following steps:
- Manual TechBoardSearch removal
- Automatic Removal of TechBoardSearch
- How to stay safe online
- To sum up
Manual TechBoardSearch removal
Looking for a way to remove TechBoardSearch manually without downloading any applications? Then this section of the article is just for you. Below are some simple steps you can take. Performing these steps requires basic knowledge of internet browser and Microsoft Windows setup. If you are not sure that you can follow them, it is better to use free utilities listed below that can allow you delete TechBoardSearch adware.
Delete potentially unwanted software through the Finder
We recommend that you start the computer cleaning procedure by checking the list of installed applications and delete all unknown or suspicious programs. This is a very important step, as mentioned above, very often the harmful software such as adware software and hijacker infections may be bundled with free programs. Delete the unwanted applications can delete the annoying advertisements or web browser redirect.
Open Finder and click “Applications”.
It will display a list of all applications installed on your computer. Scroll through the all list, and delete any suspicious and unknown applications. Right click to questionable application and choose “Move to Trash”. Another way 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, choose Finder -> Empty Trash.
Remove TechBoardSearch from Google Chrome
Run the Reset web browser tool of the Google Chrome to reset all its settings like newtab page, search provider by default and startpage to original defaults. This is a very useful utility to use, in the case of adware infection.
Open the Google Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal dotes (). It will open the drop-down menu. Select More Tools, then press Extensions.
Carefully browse through the list of installed plugins. If the list has the addon labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following guidance: 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, like the one below and click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
Remove TechBoardSearch adware software from Firefox
If the Mozilla Firefox browser is affected by TechBoardSearch and you want to restore the Firefox settings back to their original state, then you should follow the few simple steps below. However, your themes, bookmarks, history, passwords, and web form auto-fill information will not be deleted.
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 displayed in the following example.
A small menu will appear, press the “Troubleshooting Information”. On this page, click “Refresh Firefox” button as displayed on the image below.
Follow the onscreen procedure to revert back your Firefox web-browser settings to their default state.
Delete TechBoardSearch from Safari
The Safari reset is great if your browser is hijacked by TechBoardSearch or you have unwanted add-ons or toolbars on your web-browser, that installed by an malware.
Run Safari browser. Next, select 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” tab. Look for suspicious extensions on left panel, choose it, then click the “Uninstall” button. Most important to delete all suspicious extensions from Safari.
Once complete, check your homepage and search provider 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.
Automatic Removal of TechBoardSearch
If your MAC is still infected with TechBoardSearch adware, then the best method of detection and removal is to use an anti malware scan on the MAC. Download free malware removal tools below and start a full system scan. It will help you remove all components of the adware software from hardisk and Windows registry.
Run MalwareBytes AntiMalware to get rid of TechBoardSearch adware software
Manual TechBoardSearch adware software removal requires some computer skills. Some files that created by the adware can be not completely removed. We advise that use the MalwareBytes that are completely free your MAC OS of adware. Moreover, this free utility will help you to remove browser hijacker infection, malware, potentially unwanted programs and toolbars that your MAC can be infected too.
- Click the link below to download the latest version of MalwareBytes for Mac.
Malwarebytes Anti-malware (Mac)
Category: Security tools
Update: July 10, 2018
- After the download is done, please close all apps and open windows on your MAC system. Run the downloaded file. Follow the prompts.
- The MalwareBytes Free will run and open the main window.
- Further, press the “Scan” button to start checking your Apple Mac for the TechBoardSearch adware. This procedure can take some time, so please be patient. When a malware, adware or PUPs are found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly.
- When that process is complete, the results are displayed in the scan report.
- You may remove items (move to Quarantine) by simply click the “Remove Selected Items” button.
- Close the AntiMalware and continue with the next step.
How to stay safe online
The AdGuard is a very good adblocker program for the Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari, with active user support. It does a great job by removing certain types of undesired advertisements, popunders, popups, intrusive newtabs, and even full page ads and web-site overlay layers. Of course, the AdGuard can stop unwanted websites automatically or by using a custom filter rule.
- Visit the page linked below to download AdGuard.
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.
- When the installation is complete, click “Skip” to close the install program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial which will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
- In most cases, the default settings are enough and you don’t need to change anything. Each time, when you run your MAC, AdGuard will launch automatically and stop unwanted ads, block harmful or misleading websites.
To sum up
Now your MAC OS should be free of the TechBoardSearch adware software. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted pop-up advertisements and undesired malicious web-sites) and MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (to periodically scan your MAC for new adwares and other malware).
If you are still having problems while trying to remove TechBoardSearch ads from the Safari, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, then ask for help here here.