What Is FreeIncognitoSearch
FreeIncognitoSearch is a hoax search engine that may exist on your Mac as a result of a browser hijacker that may be installed in it. The main problem with FreeIncognitoSearch is that it is designed to show you tons of ads of all types. These ads are made to generate money for the developers of these applications. The main problem here is that the FreeIncognitoSearch could also lead you to dangerous URLs or sites, that may be scams or even malware-infested. This is the primary reason to focus on removing FreeIncognitoSearch from your computer as soon as it is possible.
Read this article to learn more about how FreeIncognitoSearch functions and what are the best ways to get it rid of your computer.
|Type||Browser Hijacker / PUP / Scam Redirect|
|Short Description||Aims to modify the settings on your web browser in order to get it to cause browser redirects and display different advertisements.|
|Symptoms||Your web browser begins to display various types of online advertisements, which results in slowing down of your computer.|
|Distribution Method||Bundled downloads. Web pages which may advertise it.|
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|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss FreeIncognitoSearch.|
FreeIncognitoSearch Mac Redirect Activity Report
FreeIncognitoSearch is classified as a browser hijacker. Just like other hoax search engines, such as Find Img, MapsWordlSearch and WordSearch, it has the capability of effectively changing the settings of your web browsers and likely showing up as a new default tab, home page and search engine on your browsers. These apps mainly occupy your browser so that their ads are the only ads you see as this is how they profit. The FreeIncognitoSearch software may be responsible for a number of advertisements on your computer including:
- Ads that show up instead of search results.
- Highlighted text ads.
- Web banners.
- Push promotion pop-ups.
- Browser pop-up ads.
- Third-party site redirects.
These ads may not only slow your computer’s performance down and annoy you, but they could also begin to track you via cookies, tags, geo-locators, and other such tracking objects. These objects are small files that are dropped on your machine and could stay years of time in it to track the following details and show you targeted ads based on them:
- Which pages you have visited.
- Your browsing history.
- Where you have clicked online and what your mouse movements are.
- Sites that are bookmarked.
- Your search history.
The main concern, however, when we are talking about programs, like FreeIncognitoSearch is they often operate with unchecked adware networks that may push risky websites on your computer and end up leading you to:
- Fraud websites.
- Fake software download sites.
- Endless redirect schemes.
- Fake or phishing sites.
- Viruses and other malware.
- Fake tech support scams.
- Fake surveys.
This is the main reason why this unwanted program has to be gone from your computer as soon as possible.
Remove FreeIncognitoSearch from Your Device
FreeIncognitoSearch is the kind of software that can be removed if you follow the guide steps we have posted below. These steps exist to help you delete this browser hijacker from both your operating system and the web browsers you see it on. Be advised that security professionals often recommend removing FreeIncognitoSearch from your computer using anti-malware software. Such a program has been created with the main purpose to help you get rid of any malware, adware, and other trackers on your device and protect it in the future as well.
- Guide 1: How to Remove FreeIncognitoSearch from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of FreeIncognitoSearch on Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove FreeIncognitoSearch in Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase FreeIncognitoSearch from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall FreeIncognitoSearch from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove FreeIncognitoSearch from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate FreeIncognitoSearch from Internet Explorer.
- Guide 8: Disable FreeIncognitoSearch Push Notifications in Your Browsers.
How to Remove FreeIncognitoSearch from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove FreeIncognitoSearch
Step 2: Uninstall FreeIncognitoSearch and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by FreeIncognitoSearch on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by FreeIncognitoSearch there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of FreeIncognitoSearch from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall FreeIncognitoSearch and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove FreeIncognitoSearch via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove FreeIncognitoSearch files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as FreeIncognitoSearch, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove FreeIncognitoSearch from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase FreeIncognitoSearch from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall FreeIncognitoSearch from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove FreeIncognitoSearch from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the FreeIncognitoSearch will be removed.
Eliminate FreeIncognitoSearch from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.
Remove Push Notifications caused by FreeIncognitoSearch from Your Browsers.
Turn Off Push Notifications from Google Chrome
To disable any Push Notices from Google Chrome browser, please follow the steps below:
Step 1: Go to Settings in Chrome.
Step 2: In Settings, select “Advanced Settings”:
Step 3: Click “Content Settings”:
Step 4: Open “Notifications”:
Step 5: Click the three dots and choose Block, Edit or Remove options:
Remove Push Notifications on Firefox
Step 1: Go to Firefox Options.
Step 2: Go to “Settings”, type “notifications” in the search bar and click "Settings":
Step 3: Click “Remove” on any site you wish notifications gone and click “Save Changes”
Stop Push Notifications on Opera
Step 1: In Opera, press ALT+P to go to Settings
Step 2: In Setting search, type “Content” to go to Content Settings.
Step 3: Open Notifications:
Step 4: Do the same as you did with Google Chrome (explained below):
Eliminate Push Notifications on Safari
Step 1: Open Safari Preferences.
Step 2: Choose the domain from where you like push pop-ups gone and change to "Deny" from "Allow".