Remove Landslide Search Virus (Mac Removal Guide) Update Jan. 2020
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Remove Landslide Search Virus (Mac Removal Guide)

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Have you been struggling to remove Landslide Search from your Mac?

Landslide Search “Virus” App on Mac

Landslide Search is an application that is categorized as a potentially unwanted due to odd behavior noticed by users of popular computer systems like macOS and Windows. Typically, users install it without noticing the process. The moment they realize that Landslide “virus” is running on their computer is usually the moment they open a preferred web browser.

Further classification of Landslide Search is a browser hijacker. Browser hijackers are potentially unwanted applications that alter main browser settings without asking users for permission. Their goal is to replace the default search engine, homepage, and new tab page with a hoax search engine so that they can start spying on affected users’ online behavior.

Threat Summary

NameLandslide Search virus
TypePUP
Short DescriptionA questionable application that hijacks Safari and Chrome browsers for Mac. Performs browser modifications without your knowledge.
Symptoms The homepage, new tab page and search engine in preferred web browser may be set to display hoax search engine. Browser slowdowns may occur due to increased number of online ads. The program may start every time you start the affected Mac.
Distribution MethodFreeware Installations, Bundled Packages
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Landslide Search Unwanted Mac App – Spreading and Impact Overview

As it became clear Landslide Search is a browser hijacker. However, most of the affected users considered it as a virus. That’s why it can be dubbed Landslide Search virus or Landslide Search Mac virus.

Sometimes browser hijackers like Landslide Search misuse the reputation of popular search engines like Bing and Yahoo in order to remain unnoticed on the system for a longer time. That’s the case with Landslide as well. Once installed the hijacker accesses instelled browsers to set the Yahoo search engine as their default search engine, homepage and new tab page.

One of the channels used for the propagation of Landslide virus is its official website landslidesearch.com

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As promoted on the official website – Landslide search will give you the most accurate search results, so you’ll always get the best results. At what price?

Among the side effects of having Landslide Search installed on your Mac / Windows system are:

  • Read and change your data on all landslidesearch.com sites
  • Communicate with cooperating websites
  • Change your search settings to: search.landslidesearch.com

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In fact, as long as Landslide search is running on your PC it is able to collect various details that define your online behavior, system performance and technical state. As a result, your affected browsers may get flooded by many annoying online advertisements.

Do you really need a search engine pushed by a program that aims to spy on your online behavior and deliver annoying ads? Well, we know you don’t. Nobody does. Our online security should be a real concern on a daily basis as our devices store lots of valuable information about our lives.

Since the presence of the Landslide Search “virus” on your Mac may lead to some serious system security and privacy-related issues we advise you to navigate to the removal instructions below and get rid of this undesired and potentially harmful program.

How to Remove Landslide Search from Affected Browser and macOS

In order to remove Landslide Search along with all entries it created on the system, you should complete several removal steps in a precise order. The guide below presents you manual and automatic removal approach. In order to fully get rid of files installed by undesired programs and strengthen macOS security, we recommend that you combine the steps. The manual Landslide Search removal might be quite a complicated process that requires advanced computer skills. If you don’t feel comfortable with the manual steps, navigate to the automatic part of the guide.

In case you have further questions or need additional help with the removal process, don’t hesitate to leave us a comment.

Gergana Ivanova

Gergana Ivanova

Gergana has completed a bachelor degree in Marketing from the University of National and World Economy. She has been with the STF team for four years, researching malware and reporting on the latest infections.

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1 Comment

  1. AvatarBabic

    Landslide Search is something that I encountered on my computer. I downloaded a program from The Pirate BAy torrent site. However the game installed this as well, I used this guide to remove the virus. Thank you.

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