How to remove Chumsearch (MAC OS)

This is an item about Chumsearch virus that penetrates users’ workstations in many countries. Here you will find effective guide for Chumsearch elimination and several advices for those who suffered from Chumsearch.


Chumsearch adware

What is Chumsearch. Removal reasons and methods

Today's page will tell you everything about the very perilous virus of recent month that for now infected thousands of user's workstations. We talk about Chumsearch, and from following article you will learn how it penetrated your system, how to uninstall it, and how to protect yourself from similar hazardous programs in the future. So, Chumsearch is a basic advertising tool, which can't be considered a really a serious threat. Suchlike viruses, most often, are developed massively and are duplicates of each other. We want you to understand that advertising tools are plain, but if they infect the computer of an inexperienced user, they can become a great issue. We strongly advise all customers who discovered Chumsearch in their systems to quickly get rid of it with help of this removal guide.



The infection method of advertising software, basically, is determined by its sort. For example, Trojan viruses use the weak spots in program's code, advertising program's creators most often use affiliated installation and ransomware, in most cases prefers email spam. Bundled installation depends on an indirect deception of the user. In fact, the file contains a single good tool and 3-4 suspicious programs. All programs in the bundle can only be installed simultaneously, so if user doesn't notice the windows that arise during the installation, he can lightly let them penetrate the workstation. One of these windows contains a choice between two manners of installation: regular and "for experienced users". The automatic technique is picked automatically, and if victim does not check the other one, he will install all the contents of. Here you'll see few simple rules that can help you not to get hacked in this way:

  • All malware researchers truly recommend not installing hacked versions of licensed software. It is very easy to attach a virus to any program, and it will be very difficult to find its owner. If you are going to use the free tool, then load it only from the developer's website, or from another reliable website. By abiding this rule you lower the number of sources of infection.
  • Don't ignore the information that is shown in the dialogue windows during the installation. Sometimes, you need to read this info to understand that the tool is useless and just abort the installation.
  • You must understand how to distinguish viral websites from common ones one. Almost any site can be infected by experienced specialist, but it's much easier to get on a poor-quality website, specially created for illegal actions, or a site, abandoned by its creator. Infected websites can be easily identified by an abundance of obtrusive ads, clickbait headers, strange tabs that appear when clicking on a link and bright design.

The tips, given before are will help those who value the performance of their PC's workstations and the security of their information. If you currently have a virus in the system, you better remove it, to make your device fast and effective. The paragraph below can help you to get rid of any advertising software from your PC.

Millions of PC operators think that if they get an antivirus device will be totally protected from any viruses, but it's not true. Even the very advanced anti-virus program can't defend the device if user allows malware to enter the system and permits their installation. If you need the antivirus to be effective, read the previous sections of this guide and try to stick to the tips written there.

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Chumsearch removal instructions



Step 1. Back up all data.

1. Set up Time Machine:

  • Open Time Machine preferences from the Time Machine menu;
  • Click Select Backup Disk;
  • Select an external hard drive, Time Capsule, or other storage solution from the list, then click Use Disk;
  • After you choose a backup disk, optionally click “Add or Remove Backup Disk” to add more backup disks for extra security and convenience.

2. To back up now instead of waiting for the next automatic backup, choose Back Up Now from the Time Machine menu.


How to back up files on MAC OS. Step 1


How to back up files on MAC OS. Step 2


How to back up files on MAC OS. Step 3


Step 2. Uninstall Chumsearch Application

  • In the Finder sidebar, click Applications
  • Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash
  • Choose Finder > Empty Trash


How to uninstall application on MAC OS. Step 1


How to uninstall application on MAC OS. Step 2


How to uninstall application on MAC OS. Step 3


How to uninstall application on MAC OS. Step 4


Step 3. Reset the browser

Instructions for Google Chrome

1. Launch Google Chrome

2. Click Menu (Customize and control Google Chrome)

3. Select Settings

4. Scroll down and click Show advanced settings...

5. Click Reset settings

How to find Google Chrome Settings How to find Show advanced settings in Google Chrome How to Reset settings in Google Chrome

Instructions for Mozilla Firefox

1. Launch Mozilla Firefox

2. Click on Help on menu bar

3. Select Troubleshooting information

4. Click Reset Firefox...

How to find Mozilla Firefox Troubleshooting information How to launch Reset Firefox... Reset Mozilla Firefox: last step

Instructions for Internet Explorer

1. Launch Internet Explorer

2. Click Tools (You can press ALT+X on the keyboard)

3. Select Internet Options

4. Select Advanced tab

5. Click Reset... button

6. Put the tick near 'Delete personal settings' and click Reset

How to launch Internet Options in Internet Explorer How to find Advanced Internet Options in Internet Explorer How to reset Internet Explorer settings

Instructions for Opera

1. Start Opera

2. Click Menu (Customize and Control Opera)

3. Select Settings > Browser tab

4. Select On Startup - Open a specific page or set of pages - Press button "Set pages" and change Homepage to your favorite one

How to find Extensions in Opera How to disable extensions in Opera How to remove extension from Opera

Instructions for Safari

1. Open Safari browser

2. Click Menu (Display a menu of General Safari Settings)

3. Select Reset Safari...

4. Click Reset

How to display a menu of General Safari settings How to find Reset Safari tab How to reset Safari


Step 4. Scan MAC with anti-malware

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