What is AccessibleGuideSearch
According to security experts, AccessibleGuideSearch is an adware program. Adware is a part of software developed to throw advertisements up on your browser screen. Adware generates money for its developer by randomly displaying lots of advertisements and popup deals. You might experience a change in your home page or search engine, new tabs opening or even a redirect to unsafe websites.
Another reason why you need to get rid of adware is its online data-tracking activity. Adware can install a component which enables its developer to track which web-pages you visit, which products you look at upon those pages. They are then able to select the type of advertisements they display you. So, if you had adware on your MAC OS, there is a good chance you have another that is collecting and sharing your privacy data with third parties, without your say-so.
Do not panic because we have got the solution. Here’s a guide on how to remove AccessibleGuideSearch adware from the MAC OS and free your internet browser of unwanted advertisements.
How does AccessibleGuideSearch get on your MAC system
In most cases, adware come along with the setup packages from a free hosting and file sharing web sites. So, install a freeware is a a good chance that you will find a bundled adware software. If you don’t know how to avoid it, then use a simple trick. During the install, select the Custom or Advanced install method. Next, click ‘Decline’ button and clear all checkboxes on offers that ask you to install bundled applications. Moreover, please carefully read Term of use and User agreement before installing any apps or otherwise you can end up with another unwanted program on your MAC like this adware.
|Name||AccessibleGuideSearch, Accessible Guide Search 1.0 app/extension|
|Type||adware, PUP (potentially unwanted program), pop up virus, pop up advertisements, popups|
|Removal||AccessibleGuideSearch removal guide|
How to remove AccessibleGuideSearch adware
If you have constant pop ups or unwanted ads, slow MAC, freezing MAC system problems, you are in need of adware removal assistance. The steps below will guide you forward to get AccessibleGuideSearch adware removed and will assist you get your MAC OS operating at peak capacity again.
To remove AccessibleGuideSearch, complete the steps below:
- How to remove AccessibleGuideSearch adware without any software
- Automatic Removal of AccessibleGuideSearch adware software
- How to stay safe online
- Finish words
How to remove AccessibleGuideSearch adware without any software
The step-by-step guidance designed by our team will help you remove AccessibleGuideSearch from your Mac manually. If you are not good at computers, we suggest that you use the free utilities listed below.
Uninstall AccessibleGuideSearch related apps through the Finder
In order to delete potentially unwanted programs like this adware, open the Finder and click on “Applications”. Check the list of installed applications. For the ones you do not know, run an Internet search to see if they are adware software, browser hijacker or potentially unwanted apps. If yes, remove them off. Even if they are just a software that you do not use, then removing them off will increase your MAC OS start up time and speed dramatically.
Open Finder and click “Applications”.
Carefully browse through the list of installed apps and get rid of all suspicious and unknown programs.
When you’ve found anything questionable that may be the AccessibleGuideSearch or other potentially unwanted application, then right click this program and select “Move to Trash”. Once complete, Empty Trash.
Remove AccessibleGuideSearch adware from Safari
By resetting Safari web browser you revert back your browser settings to its default state. This is basic when troubleshooting problems that might have been caused by AccessibleGuideSearch adware.
Click Safari menu and select “Preferences”.
It will open the Safari Preferences window. Next, click the “Extensions” tab. Look for unknown and suspicious add-ons on left panel, choose it, then press the “Uninstall” button. Most important to remove all unknown add-ons 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”.
Remove AccessibleGuideSearch adware from Chrome
Reset Google Chrome will help you to delete AccessibleGuideSearch ads from your browser as well as to recover browser settings infected by adware. All undesired, malicious and adware extensions will also be uninstalled from the internet browser. It’ll keep your personal information such as browsing history, bookmarks, passwords and web form auto-fill data.
- First, start the Google Chrome and click the Menu icon (icon in the form of three dots).
- It will show the Chrome main menu. Choose More Tools, then click Extensions.
- You’ll see 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 guide: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Chrome menu once again, click the “Settings” menu.
- Next, press “Advanced” link, that located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- On the bottom of the “Advanced settings” page, click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
- The Chrome will display the reset settings prompt as shown on the screen above.
- Confirm the browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, read the article How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Remove AccessibleGuideSearch from Firefox
If Firefox settings are hijacked by the adware, your web-browser shows unwanted pop-up ads, then ‘Reset Mozilla Firefox’ could solve these problems. However, your saved bookmarks and passwords will not be lost. This will not affect your history, passwords, bookmarks, and other saved data.
Launch the Mozilla Firefox and press the menu button (it looks like three stacked lines) at the top right of the browser screen. Next, press the question-mark icon at the bottom of the drop-down menu. It will show the slide-out menu.
Select the “Troubleshooting information”. If you’re unable to access the Help menu, then type “about:support” in your address bar and press Enter. It bring up the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown in the figure below.
Click the “Refresh Firefox” button at the top right of the Troubleshooting Information page. Select “Refresh Firefox” in the confirmation prompt. The Firefox will begin a procedure to fix your problems that caused by the AccessibleGuideSearch adware. After, it is done, click the “Finish” button.
Automatic Removal of AccessibleGuideSearch adware software
Use malicious software removal utilities to get rid of AccessibleGuideSearch automatically. The free software utilities specially developed for browser hijacker infections, adware and other potentially unwanted apps removal. These utilities may remove most of adware from Safari, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. Moreover, it can remove all components of adware software from Windows registry and system drives.
Automatically delete AccessibleGuideSearch with MalwareBytes Free
If you’re still having problems with the AccessibleGuideSearch removal or just wish to scan your computer occasionally for adware and other malware, then download MalwareBytes. It is free for home use, and identifies and removes various unwanted apps that attacks your MAC or degrades MAC performance. MalwareBytes AntiMalware can remove hijacker, adware, potentially unwanted apps as well as malware, including ransomware and trojans.
- Download MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) on your Apple Mac by clicking on the following link.
Malwarebytes Anti-malware (Mac)
Category: Security tools
Update: September 10, 2020
- Once downloading is complete, close all apps and windows on your Apple Mac. Open a folder in which you saved it. Run the downloaded file and follow the prompts.
- Press the “Scan” button to begin checking your Apple Mac for the AccessibleGuideSearch adware. While the MalwareBytes Free is checking, you may see number of objects it has identified either as being malware.
- When finished, MalwareBytes will prepare a list of unwanted programs and adware. Make sure all threats have ‘checkmark’ and click “Remove Selected Items”.
How to stay safe online
The AdGuard is a very good ad blocking application for the Google Chrome, Safari and Firefox, with active user support. It does a great job by removing certain types of annoying ads, popunders, pop ups, annoying newtab pages, and even full page advertisements and website overlay layers. Of course, the AdGuard can stop malicious web sites automatically or by using a custom filter rule.
AdGuard can be downloaded from the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: January 17, 2018
After downloading 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. Click “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick guidance which will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you start your MAC system, AdGuard will start automatically and stop undesired popups, block harmful and misleading web sites.
Now your computer should be free of the AccessibleGuideSearch adware. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted popup ads and unwanted malicious websites) and MalwareBytes Free (to periodically scan your computer for new malware, browser hijackers and adware). Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for Mac operating system. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new hijackers, harmful applications and adware are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to remove AccessibleGuideSearch ads from your web-browser, then ask for help here.