Cyber threats, like unwanted software installations, come in many shapes and sizes. Adware, especially ones like GlobalNetSearch that target Macs, is annoying. If you’ve ever had endless ads, pop-ups, or notifications on your Mac, you’ve probably been hit by adware.

This guide will explain GlobalNetSearch, how it affects your computer, and how to remove it.

What is GlobalNetSearch?

GlobalNetSearch is adware, not a harmless tool for finding discounts. It gets onto your computer without knowing, often hidden inside other software you download. Once there, it starts showing lots of ads to make money.

How GlobalNetSearch Gets Into Your Mac and What It Does

GlobalNetSearch enters your Mac in two ways:

  1. It adds a browser extension to control your web browser.
  2. It also adds a profile to hijack your Mac settings.
  3. It changes your browser settings, like your homepage and search results, and floods your screen with pop-ups.

But GlobalNetSearch doesn’t just annoy you with ads. These ads can lead you to dangerous websites or trick you into downloading more harmful software. Some sites use tricks to convince you that your Mac has a problem or needs a fake update.

The Risks of Clicking on Ads

Clicking on GlobalNetSearch’s ads can be dangerous. Here’s what might happen:

  • You might download more malware.
  • You could be tricked into giving away personal information on phishing sites.
  • You could accidentally install more unwanted software.

So, always be careful with unfamiliar ads, especially if they’re intrusive or out of place.

Now, follow my guide to remove GlobalNetSearch from your Mac.

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How to Remove GlobalNetSearch?

Before we start, you need to remove an administrator profile from your Mac settings. The administrator profile prevents Mac users from uninstalling GlobalNetSearch from their Mac computer.

  1. In the top left corner, click on the Apple icon.
  2. Open Settings from the menu.
  3. Click on Profiles
  4. Remove the profiles: AdminPref, Chrome profile, or Safari profile by clicking the – (minus) in the bottom left corner.

safariRemove GlobalNetSearch extension from Safari

  1. Open Safari
  2. In the top left menu, open the Safari menu.
  3. Click on Settings or Preferences
  4. Go to the Extensions tab
  5. Remove the GlobalNetSearch extension. Remove all extensions you do not know.
  6. Go to the General tab, and change the homepage from GlobalNetSearch to one of your choices.

google chromeRemove GlobalNetSearch extension from Google Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. In the top right corner, open the Google menu.
  3. Click on More Tools, then Extensions.
  4. Remove the GlobalNetSearch extension. Remove all extensions you do not know.
  5. In the top right corner, open the Google menu once again.
  6. Click on Settings from the menu.
  7. In the left menu, click on Search Engines.
  8. Change the Search engine to Google.
  9. In the On Startup section, click on Open the new tab page.

Remove GlobalNetSearch easily with Combo Cleaner

The most comprehensive and complete utility application that you will ever need to keep your Mac clutter and virus-free.

Combo Cleaner is equipped with award­ winning virus, malware, and adware scan engines. Free Antivirus scanner checks if your computer is infected. To remove infections, you will have to purchase the full version of Combo Cleaner.

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Our antivirus software is specifically designed to fight Mac-native malicious applications, however, it also detects and lists PC ­related malware. The virus definition database is updated hourly to ensure that you are protected from the latest outbreaking malware threats.

Download Combo Cleaner

Install Combo Cleaner. Click the Start Combo scan to perform a disk clean action, remove any big files, duplicates and find viruses and harmful files on your Mac.

Combo Cleaner - Start Combo scan

If you want to remove Mac threats, head over to the Antivirus module. Click the Start Scan button to start removing viruses, adware, or any other malicious files from your Mac.

Combo Cleaner - remove Mac virus

Wait for the scan to finish. When the scan is done follow instructions to remove the threats from your Mac.

Enjoy a clean Mac computer!

Your Mac should be free of Mac adware and Mac malware. Thank you for reading!

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Last Update: March 14, 2024