What Is VideoSearchApp
VideoSearchApp is the name of a browser redirect application that is categories as a low-level threat and an indirectly hazardous application. Once this program is installed on your computer, it may attack your browsers and change their home and new tab page. VideoSearchApp could also change the default search results of your browser to redirect you to another web page. These applications are made to show you a lot of different ads, because their creators may profit from you having to see those promotions. Usually, they are not viruses, but they may slow down your computer and some of the ads they may show could lead to dangerous URLs.
This is why we recommend that you read the following article as it may assist you in detecting and removing VideoSearchApp completely from your Mac.
|Type||Browser Hijacker / PUP|
|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 VideoSearchApp.|
VideoSearchApp – Activity Report
VideoSearchApp is a browser hijacker software. This means that it hijacks your web browser and changes its settings so that you end up always seeing its web page and its ads. Other programs, like VideoSearchApp which recently appeared on our radar are iStart Search Bar, PDFSearchHQ and My Smartlink.
VideoSearchApp may attack Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Edge and other browsers that are used often. This application could then change the settings of those browsers so that you can start seeing the following ads:
- Browser redirect ads.
- Ad-supported searches.
- Highlighted ads in text.
- Banner promotions.
- Push notification adverts.
VideoSearchApp may also use different trackers, like geo-location objects, cookies, pixels, tags and others. These are objects that are dropped on your computer and may stay for years if you do not remove them. They can be used to collect information about you and the worst part is you do not know what happens with this information. The following details about your online activities could be aggregated:
- Bookmarks you have set up.
- The sites you have visited.
- Clicks you have made.
- The browsing history.
But tracking your info is not the main concern. In the case of apps, like VideoSearchApp, the ads could lead you to dangerous sites, or at least some of these promotions can end up transferring you to:
- Virus URLs or malware sites.
- Tech Support scam pages.
- Fake survey scams.
This is the main reason why you should probably consider removing VideoSearchApp as fast as you can, since the longer it may stay on your computer, the higher the risk for it.
Remove VideoSearchApp from Your Computer
VideoSearchApp can be effectively deleted from your Mac if you follow the removal instructions underneath this article carefully. These steps are designed to help you delete the files of VideoSearchApp from your browsers and your computer. VideoSearchApp can also be removed automatically (recommended) by using a professional anti-malware software. Experts often recommend using this tool as it may help you delete the VideoSearchApp files by automatically scanning for them and removing all malware, cookies and other unwanted apps and protecting your PC in the future.
- Guide 1: How to Remove VideoSearchApp from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of VideoSearchApp on Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove VideoSearchApp in Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase VideoSearchApp from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall VideoSearchApp from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove VideoSearchApp from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate VideoSearchApp from Internet Explorer.
- Guide 8: Disable VideoSearchApp Push Notifications in Your Browsers.
How to Remove VideoSearchApp from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove VideoSearchApp
Step 2: Uninstall VideoSearchApp 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 VideoSearchApp 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 VideoSearchApp there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of VideoSearchApp from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall VideoSearchApp 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 VideoSearchApp 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 VideoSearchApp files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as VideoSearchApp, 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 VideoSearchApp 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 VideoSearchApp 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 VideoSearchApp 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 VideoSearchApp 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 VideoSearchApp will be removed.
Eliminate VideoSearchApp 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 VideoSearchApp 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".