What is Search Baron?

Search Baron is a browser hijacker affecting Mac devices that redirects your homepage to when opening web browsers. You may also see sponsored content when trying to search the Internet, and may slow down Mac performance.

Remove Search Baron browser hijacker manually

Get rid of searchbaron infection completely, including all its fragments and hidden items. Follow the steps below:

1. Remove unknown Login or Startup Items

Check if there are any added unknown or suspicious login items or application that will run during startup that might cause the redirection.

  1. Go to > System Preferences > Users & Groups.
  2. Select your profile on the left side, then click the Login Items tab.
  3. Check if there are any recently added suspicious apps you are not familiar. Click the button to disable these apps during startup.
  4. Restart your Mac for the changes to take effect.

2. Remove malicious profile configurations

Check if there are profile configurations recently added on your Mac that may affect how your mac and its installed apps works. It is not common to have a profile unless you create a personalized configuration for your mac computer. Malicious profiles are usually bundled from third party apps.

  1. Go to > System Preferences > Profiles.
    You can skip this solution if there is NO Profiles in System Preferences. It means there is no installed or created Profile Configuration on your Mac.
  2. Check and choose any profile that you did not set up. Select the profile, then click the button to remove it.

3. Remove suspicious extensions on web browsers

Remove installed browser extensions that might cause the redirection:

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Remove extensions in Safari
Remove extensions in Chrome
Remove extensions in Firefox

4. Remove potentially unwanted applications

Remove installed application on your Mac that may have been a bundled program installed from a third-party app that you are not familiar.

  1. Go to Finder > Go > Applications.
  2. Check for any recently added suspicious applications, and then drag them to the Trash .

5. Fix website redirection settings on web browsers

Revert back any changes done whenever you search online.

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Fix website redirection in Safari
Fix website redirection in Chrome
Fix website redirection in Firefox

Remove Search Baron browser hijacker instantly with Antivirus One

It may take some time to go through every file, folder and browsers mentioned in all the steps listed above.

Antivirus One can protect your Mac from all potential risks and attacks, so you can enjoy browsing online.

It also provides real-time scanning and eliminates browser hijackers before they even leave a trace.

Follow the steps below to remove Search Baron using Antivirus One:

  1. Open the Antivirus One application and click on the Scan button.
  2. Wait for the scan to complete.
  3. Click on the Quarantine button once the scan is complete.
  4. Select the items related to Search Baron on the list of detected items.
  5. Click on the Remove button to delete the selected items.
  6. Restart your Mac computer.

It's important to keep your antivirus software up-to-date and to regularly scan your computer to help prevent malware infections.

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