What is MultiplySearch
According to security researchers, MultiplySearch is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) that belongs to the Adware group . Adware is a type of software that is designed to bombard you with annoying ads and pop-up windows that could potentially be dangerous for your MAC OS. If you get adware software on your computer, it can modify internet browser settings and install malicious browser add-ons.
Does adware steal your confidential information? Adware can install a component which enables its author 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 show you. So, if you had adware on your MAC OS, there is a good chance you have another that is gathering and sharing your data with third parties, without your consent.
Below we are discussing the ways which are very effective in deleting adware software. The instructions will also assist you to get rid of MultiplySearch from your MAC for free.
How does MultiplySearch get on your MAC
Adware usually is bundled with free applications and installs itself with or without your knowledge on your MAC. This happens especially when you’re installing a freeware. The program installer tricks you into accepting the installation of additional programs, that you do not really want. Moreover, certain paid software may also install additional software that you don’t want! Therefore, always download free programs and paid software from reputable download websites. Use ONLY custom or manual installation option and never blindly press Next button.
|Name||MultiplySearch, Multiply Search 1.0 app|
|Type||adware software, potentially unwanted program (PUP), popup ads, pop up virus, pop ups|
|Removal||MultiplySearch removal guide|
How to Remove MultiplySearch adware (removal guidance)
When the adware gets installed on your machine without your knowledge, it’s not easy to remove. In many cases, there is no Uninstall application that simply delete the MultiplySearch adware from your MAC OS. So, we recommend using well-proven free specialized utility like MalwareBytes Free. But the best method to get rid of adware software will be to perform several manual steps, after that additionally run antimalware utilities.
To remove MultiplySearch, complete the following steps:
- Manual MultiplySearch removal
- Automatic Removal of MultiplySearch adware
- How to stay safe online
- Finish words
Manual MultiplySearch removal
First try to get rid of MultiplySearch adware manually; to do this, follow the steps below. Of course, manual adware software removal requires more time and may not be suitable for those who are poorly versed in computer settings. In this case, we advise that you scroll down to the section that describes how to delete adware using free tools.
Delete MultiplySearch related applications through the Finder
We suggest that you begin the machine cleaning process by checking the list of installed programs and uninstall all unknown or dubious apps. This is a very important step, as mentioned above, very often the malicious applications such as adware and hijacker infections may be bundled with free applications. Remove the unwanted programs can delete the unwanted advertisements or internet browser redirect.
Make sure you have closed all internet browsers and other applications. Next, delete any unrequested and suspicious apps from computer using the Finder.
Open Finder and click “Applications”.
Look around the entire list of applications installed on your computer. Most probably, one of them is the MultiplySearch adware. Choose the questionable program or the program that name is not familiar to you and delete it.
Drag the suspicious application from the Applications folder to the Trash.
Most important, don’t forget, choose Finder -> Empty Trash.
Get rid of MultiplySearch adware software from Mozilla Firefox
If the Mozilla Firefox browser program is hijacked, then resetting its settings can help. The Reset feature is available on all modern version of Firefox. A reset can fix many issues by restoring Mozilla Firefox settings like newtab page, startpage and search engine to their original state. It’ll save your personal information like saved passwords, bookmarks, auto-fill data and open tabs.
First, launch the Firefox and click button. It will show the drop-down menu on the right-part of the browser. Further, click the Help button () as shown on the screen 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 show the “Troubleshooting Information” page as displayed on the screen below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will show the confirmation prompt. Further, press the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Mozilla Firefox will begin a process to fix your problems that caused by the MultiplySearch adware. Once, it’s finished, click the “Finish” button.
Remove MultiplySearch adware software from Google Chrome
Another solution to remove MultiplySearch ads from Google Chrome is reset the browser settings. This will disable malicious add-ons and reset Google Chrome settings to original state. Your saved bookmarks, form auto-fill information and passwords won’t be cleared or changed.
First open the Google Chrome. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal dots ().
It will open the Google Chrome menu. Select More Tools, then click Extensions. Carefully browse through the list of installed extensions. If the list has the extension signed with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following instructions: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
Open the Google Chrome menu once again. Further, click the option called “Settings”.
The browser will open the settings screen. Another method to open the Google Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the internet browser adress bar and press Enter
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset” section is visible, as shown in the figure below and click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
The Google Chrome will show the confirmation prompt as displayed in the following example.
You need to confirm your action, press the “Reset” button. The web-browser will start the task of cleaning. After it is done, the browser’s settings including search provider, newtab page and start page back to the values which have been when the Google Chrome was first installed on your Apple Mac.
Remove MultiplySearch adware from Safari
By resetting Safari web-browser you revert back your web browser settings to its default state. This is first when troubleshooting problems that might have been caused by MultiplySearch adware software.
Run Safari internet browser. Next, select Preferences from the Safari menu.
First, click the “Security” tab. Here, choose “Block pop-up windows”. It will stop some types of popups.
Now, click the “Extensions” icon. Look for dubious extensions on left panel, select it, then click the “Uninstall” button. Most important to get rid of all questionable addons 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.
Automatic Removal of MultiplySearch adware
The adware software can hide its components which are difficult for you to find out and remove completely. This may lead to the fact that after some time, the MultiplySearch adware again infect your MAC system. Moreover, We want to note that it’s not always safe to remove adware software manually, if you don’t have much experience in setting up and configuring the operating system. The best solution to look for and delete adware software is to run free malware removal apps.
Use MalwareBytes AntiMalware to delete MultiplySearch adware software
We recommend using the MalwareBytes Free. You may download and install MalwareBytes AntiMalware to scan for adware and thereby remove MultiplySearch ads from your web-browsers. When installed and updated, this free malware remover automatically finds and removes all threats present on the MAC system.
MalwareBytes Anti Malware can be downloaded from the following link.
Category: Security tools
Update: September 10, 2020
After downloading is done, run it and follow the prompts. Press the “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the MultiplySearch adware. When a malicious software, adware or PUPs are detected, the count of the security threats will change accordingly. Review the scan results and then press “Remove Selected Items” button.
The MalwareBytes Free is a free program that you can use to get rid of all detected folders, files, malicious services and so on.
How to stay safe online
Using an ad blocking program such as AdGuard is an effective way to alleviate the risks. Additionally, ad blocking applications will also protect you from harmful advertisements and webpages, and, of course, block redirection chain to misleading, scam and similar web-pages.
Installing the AdGuard is simple. First you will need to download AdGuard from the following link. Save it on your Microsoft Windows desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: January 17, 2018
When 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 guide. Click “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial that will assist you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you start your MAC system, AdGuard will launch automatically and stop unwanted pop up advertisements, block harmful and misleading web-pages.
After completing the steps above, your MAC OS should be clean from this adware and other malicious software. The Safari, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome will no longer open the MultiplySearch ads when you surf the Web. Unfortunately, if the tutorial 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 MultiplySearch adware.