Adware.SearchEncrypt

Short bio

Adware.SearchEncrypt is Malwarebytes’ detection name for a search hijacker targeting the Chrome and Firefox browsers.

Symptoms

Users of affected browsers may see one of these extensions:

Firefox add-on

Chrome extension

Type and source of infection

Adware.SearchEncrypt are browser extension offered to users as privacy enhancers while in reality they are browser hijackers.

Protection

Malwarebytes for Mac detects and removes Adware.SearchEncrypt.

Remediation

Malwarebytes for Mac will detect and remove the components of this malware.

  1. Download and install the latest version of Malwarebytes for Mac.
  2. Click the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan.
  3. If threats are detected during the scan, a count of detected threats is displayed. More detailed threat information is displayed after the scan completes.
  4. Click “Confirm” to move the detected threats to Quarantaine.
  5. If a restart is required to complete remediation of threats detected during a scan, you will be notified. When a restart is required, please remember to save all work before clicking “Restart”.

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