How to remove (uninstall) SearchUp

When it comes to undesired programs, SearchUp is the worst thing that can happen. If you plan to get rid of SearchUp ads entirely – in this paper you will get help. We have removal advice for your OS and popular browsing tools included.


How SearchUp Infects The System

SearchUp is at the same time completely aggravating, meaningless, time-consuming and perilous. What's the ground for installing such a tool? The only option is – because he didn’t know what he was downloading. Even with no good features whatsoever, SearchUp manages to deal with its aims because there is a vast team of hackers, proficient in psychological deception, and they know the methods to make a user do his part. The single way for SearchUp to sneak into a user’s MAC lies in persuading him to think that he is going to install something nice. Let's figure out how it goes:

  • Since a hazardous tool is on the machine – nothing can block it from messing with your machine. Its first step is to put advertisement links everywhere, and the multitude of them gets clicked because you try to get rid of them.
  • Fraudsters make people believe that they're installing an advertising tool of their own free will. They accomplish it by placing SearchUp in a bundle with several other utilities, one of whose is comparatively beneficial. It might be a hacked copy of an official utility. You can easily get around it by ensuring that you won't download only those tools in whose efficiency you are sure.
  • It all comes down to two scenarios when the package is into the OS. The customer either doesn't see a thing and clicks through everything to install an advertising tool or realizes a displeasing fact that he's only able to get the whole bundle of useless utilities. In most cases, both cases lead to adware infection. If you aren't content with this - just familiarize yourself with everything that’s contained in the menus appearing during the installation of any gratis utility.

This infection manner is also known as bundling, and it’s highly appreciated by Web criminals everywhere. They make you let adware in on your own accord, which makes them completely clean. This manner releases swindlers from all commitments towards a victim, as he downloaded an undesired program with his own hands, and admitted its EULA.

What is SearchUp

We know many descriptive words for SearchUp, and in this list, you’ll read something like scam, litter, undesired tool, waste of time, and many others. These epithets are correct, yet they can't carry SearchUp’s features. In fact, SearchUp was made to distribute advertisement and there is no other task more. Scammers show you the ads until you start mouseclicking them, and that’s their vicious scheme. They simply force you to make money for them, while you get nil for that. A lot of customers believe that malicious tools are not an issue, but it’s wrong! It drives users insane to observe a lot of banners on every webpage, and it’s definitely bad to spend days attempting to close all the banners, instead of easily enjoying the Net. If you agree with that – keep reading, and we will explain to you the SearchUp removal ways.


How to protect your system from SearchUp

A customer may simply protect the workstation against any dangerous program, but it takes some effort. We're aware of a few tricks available for everyone, which might assist in making your OS efficient and clean. The only problem is that you'll need to forget about many of your browsing habits, such as downloading weird programs, not having an up-to-date antivirus, utilizing cracked programs, clicking everything you see, etc. The most important advice is to overlook the process of installation of every piece of software. Let’s see how it goes:

  • This pitfall is frankly simple to evade – use an advanced algorithm, and pick only the useful tools. If you're unable to uncheck the fields with useless utilities – you need to reexamine your plans about installing any software.
  • While you’re installing any tool, there’s a moment when you are being offered to select some additional pieces, depending on your aims. That’s if you're installing a licensed tool. If we're talking about an unpaid tool, you’ll get a suggestion to download several programs which aren't connected to the initial one, and sometimes they aren't beneficial anyway.
  • You should recognize when it happens, inspect a list of offered programs, and mark only the useful ones. Adware use the expression “recommended installation” to trick you into inviting more adware. Actually, the pre-selected installation technique leads you to getting the whole bunch of useless programs.

How to remove SearchUp

Step 1. Check recently added applications

  • Click Applications in the Finder sidebar
  • Drag unwanted program to the Trash
  • Empty Trash

Step 2. Clean the browser


  • Start Safari browser
  • Display a menu of General Safari Settings
  • Reset Safari...
  • Press "Reset"

Google Chrome

Remove unfamiliar add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • More Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove add-on


Change homepage:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Settings
  • Open a specific page or set of pages
  • Delete all specific pages


Mozilla Firefox

Delete suspicious extensions:


  • Open menu
  • Add-ons
  • Extensions
  • Remove add-on


Change homepage:

  • Open menu
  • Options
  • Home
  • Choose “Blank page” into Homepage and new windows


Opera browser

Disable strange add-ons:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose add-on and press button "Disable"

Change homepage:

  • Open Opera browser;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Settings;
  • On Startup;
  • Open a specific page or set of pages;
  • Press button "Add a new page" and change Homepage to your favorite one.


Step 3. Scan the system

Scan the system with antimalware scanner to delete infected elements, if they stayed.

Special Offer

Antivirus scanner for MAC

Combo Cleaner advantages:

Full Security Protection

Deep System Cleanup

Excellent Performance Boost

It's Combo Cleaner trial version. To delete malware and fix system errors, you will need to purchase the license key for 44.95$. EULA, Privacy Policy and Uninstall steps.

Video how to reset browsers


This website uses cookies to improve your experience. If you continue using the site, we will assume that you accept our cookies policy.