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Posted: December 1, 2020

AdvancedNetworkSearch is the name of an intrusive application, which targets macOS systems exclusively. It is important to note that AdvancedNetworkSearch is not dangerous, and having it on your computer is not a symptom of a malware infection. Most antivirus products categorized AdvancedNetworkSearch as adware, but we should also add that it possesses some features typical for browser hijackers – for example, it may bring unwanted changes to the configuration of the Safari Web browser.

A shady piece of software like AdvancedNetworkSearch does not have an official website or download page, and, instead, its creators are spreading it through bogus installers, updaters, and other misleading content. It is possible that users without sufficient antivirus software running on their computer may end up installing AdvancedNetworkSearch by accident.

When AdvancedNetworkSearch is running, it will try to bring more advertisements to active Web browser windows, and it may also redirect users to unknown websites when they try to load a new tab or to search the Web. While this behavior might not be harmful, it is certainly affecting your Web browsing sessions in a negative manner. The recommended fix is to run a macOS security scanner, which will help identify and uninstall AdvancedNetworkSearch's components.

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