Short Bio

PUP.Optional.SearchManager is the detection for a family of Chrome/Chromium extensions that are search hijackers.

Common method of infection

SearchManager extensions are typically installed by bundlers.


Malwarebytes can remove the files associated with PUP.Optional.SearchManager without further user interaction. Users may have to manually remove the extensions from the list of extensions. We advise users who have had their browser(s) hijacked to read our Restore Browser site.

Associated threats