What is StandartConsoleSearch
StandartConsoleSearch is a potentially unwanted application (PUA) that falls under the category of Adware . Adware is short for ‘ad supported’ software. Additionally, some malware has adware embedded into it. Adware presents unwanted advertisements that appear in pop ups or advertising banners on computer. In order to show unwanted ads as often as possible adware software can alter your web browser settings. You may even find that the Mac system settings are replaced without your conscious permission. The authors of adware software do so in order to earn revenue via third-party ad network. Thus every your click on the advertisements makes money for them.
Another reason why you need to remove adware is its online data-tracking activity. Adware can be used to gather lots of personal info about you to get profit. Adware can analyze your browsing, and gain access to your user data and, afterwards, can transfer it third party companies. Thus, there are more than enough reasons to remove adware from your Apple Mac.
Thus, the StandartConsoleSearch adware is quite dangerous. So, we recommend you remove it from your Apple Mac sooner. Follow the guide presented below to remove this adware from your MAC OS and Firefox, Chrome and Safari.
How does StandartConsoleSearch get on your Apple Mac
|Name||StandartConsoleSearch, Standart Console Search 1.0 app|
|Type||adware, potentially unwanted program (PUP), pop-up ads, popup virus, pop ups|
|Removal||StandartConsoleSearch removal guide|
How to Remove StandartConsoleSearch adware
In the steps below we will have a look at the adware and how to remove StandartConsoleSearch from Chrome, Safari and Firefox web-browsers for Mac, natively or by using a few free removal utilities. Read this manual carefully, bookmark it or open this page on your smartphone, because you may need to exit your web-browser or reboot your MAC system.
To remove StandartConsoleSearch, complete the steps below:
- How to manually get rid of StandartConsoleSearch
- Automatic Removal of StandartConsoleSearch adware
- How to stay safe online
- Finish words
How to manually get rid of StandartConsoleSearch
This part of the blog post is a step-by-step guidance that will help you to get rid of StandartConsoleSearch adware manually. You just need to carefully complete each step. In this case, you do not need to download any additional software.
Uninstalling the StandartConsoleSearch, check the list of installed software first
In order to get rid of PUPs like this adware, open the Finder and click on “Applications”. Check the list of installed apps. For the ones you do not know, run an Internet search to see if they are adware, hijacker infection or PUPs. If yes, remove them off. Even if they are just a apps which you do not use, then deleting 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 programs and remove all suspicious and unknown software.
After you’ve found anything dubious that may be the StandartConsoleSearch or other potentially unwanted program, then right click this program and select “Move to Trash”. Once complete, Empty Trash.
Delete StandartConsoleSearch from Safari
By resetting Safari web-browser you return your web-browser settings to its default state. This is good initial when troubleshooting problems that might have been caused by StandartConsoleSearch .
Run Safari browser. Next, choose Preferences from the Safari menu.
First, click the “Security” icon. Here, choose “Block pop-up windows”. It will stop some types of pop-ups.
Now, click the “Extensions” icon. Look for suspicious extensions on left panel, select it, then click the “Uninstall” button. Most important to remove all suspicious addons from Safari.
Once complete, check your start page and search engine settings. Click “General” tab. 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.
Delete StandartConsoleSearch adware software from Mozilla Firefox
If your Mozilla Firefox web browser is hijacked by StandartConsoleSearch or an unknown search provider opens results for your search, then it may be time to perform the browser reset. 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 click the blue Help icon located at the bottom of the drop down menu as shown in the following example.
A small menu will appear, click the “Troubleshooting Information”. On this page, click “Refresh Firefox” button like below.
Follow the onscreen procedure to restore your Mozilla Firefox browser settings to their original settings.
Remove StandartConsoleSearch from Chrome
Reset Chrome settings is a easy way to delete StandartConsoleSearch ads, malicious and ‘ad-supported’ extensions, browser’s new tab page, home page and search engine by default which have been modified by adware.
- First run the Google Chrome and click Menu button (small button in the form of three dots).
- It will open the Chrome main menu. Choose More Tools, then click 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 tutorial: 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 press the “Reset” button.
- The Chrome will open the reset profile settings page as on the image above.
- Next press the “Reset” button.
- Once this task is complete, your web-browser’s search provider by default, start page and newtab will be restored to their original defaults.
- To learn more, read the post How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Automatic Removal of StandartConsoleSearch adware
Manual removal guide does not always help to completely remove the adware, as it’s not easy to identify and remove components of adware software and all malicious files from hard disk. Therefore, it is recommended that you use malware removal tool to completely get rid of StandartConsoleSearch off your browser. Several free malicious software removal tools are currently available that can be used against the adware software. The optimum solution would be to use MalwareBytes Free.
How to remove StandartConsoleSearch with MalwareBytes AntiMalware
Get rid of StandartConsoleSearch adware manually is difficult and often the adware is not fully removed. Therefore, we advise you to use the MalwareBytes Free which are fully clean your machine. Moreover, this free application will allow you to delete malicious software, PUPs, toolbars and browser hijacker infection that your computer can be infected too.
MalwareBytes Free can be downloaded from the following link.
Category: Security tools
Update: September 10, 2020
When the download is complete, close all software and windows on your computer. Open a directory in which you saved it. Run the saved file and follow the prompts.
Once installation is complete, you will see window as displayed on the screen below.
Now click the “Scan” button to start checking your Apple Mac for the StandartConsoleSearch adware. This process may take some time, so please be patient. During the scan MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) will search for threats present on your MAC.
As the scanning ends, MalwareBytes will show a list of all items found by the scan. Next, you need to click “Remove Selected Items” button.
The Malwarebytes will now delete StandartConsoleSearch adware.
How to stay safe online
Use ad blocker program 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 OS security. Browse the Internet anonymously and stay safe online!
Download AdGuard on your machine 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. Click “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick instructions that will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you start your MAC, AdGuard will start automatically and stop undesired pop up ads, block malicious and misleading websites.
After completing the step-by-step guide above, your computer should be free from the StandartConsoleSearch adware and other malware. The Safari, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox will no longer display the StandartConsoleSearch ads. Unfortunately, if the step-by-step guidance does not help you, then you have caught a new adware, and then the best way – ask for help here.