Artemis Search is a browser hijacker that is compatible with most macOS browsers like Safari, Firefox, and Chrome and is able to introduce changes to their settings. Once set up, Artemis Search can typically replace the browser’s homepage with a different one and install new toolbar buttons, and a new search engine that generates automated ads and page redirects.
Fortunately, this software is not difficult to spot as it reveals its presence on the machine as soon as it gets activated. This distinguishes it from highly malicious virus threats like Trojan horses, Spyware and Ransomware, which stay hidden inside the computer and seldom display symptoms when running on the system. Most users who have Artemis Search in their system detect changes in their browsers which they have not approved and start to experience an unexpected and unwelcome wave of intrusive pop-up and banner advertisements to websites that the browser hijacking program is supporting.
In general, applications that have this kind of behavior are not considered to be security threats because they don’t have features that can damage the computer, despite the fact that they can make some changes. Still, initially, some web users believe that the hijacker’s modifications are there to cause some harm or to redirect them to pages that contain viruses and malware like the above-mentioned Ransomware and Trojan threats. This is the reason why they desperately seek how to remove apps like Artemis Search and how to uninstall their changes from their Mac browser.
The real fact is that the browser hijackers’ main aim is to generate revenue for their developers off different kinds of paid advertisements and sponsored redirects to pages that pay for their traffic and promotion.
Artemis Search for Mac
Artemis Search for Mac is a redirect program that can get installed on Mac browsers and can alter their configuration without being authorized to do so. Artemis Search for Mac is not a virus but can reroute user traffic to irrelevant web locations, which may put the health of your Mac at risk.
The recommended course of action if you have this program inside your system is to uninstall it and remove its changes (homepage settings, search engine changes, new tab address, etc.) not because they can be fatal but because they can indeed disturb your web surfing activity in the long run.
What is Artemis Search?
Artemis Search is a rogue program that spreads via free file packages and integrates with your Mac’s main web browser. When users make Artemis Search part of their system via a careless download, the program begins to modify the browser’s settings without asking for approval.
The aim of the people who developed this unwelcome app is to make money from the so-called pay-per-click and pay-per-view remuneration methods. These methods are used to generate revenue from the users who click on the advertisements displayed by the hijacker or land on the advertised pages.
The ArtemisSearch app
The ArtemisSearch app is a browser hijacker that shows pay-per-click ads and enforces page redirects in the main web browser until it is uninstalled. In this way, the ArtemisSearch app generates revenue from the sponsored adverts and automated page redirects every time the user clicks on them.
If you can’t delete this unwelcome program, we will support you with manual instructions on this page, down below. For fast and risk-free removal, however, we recommend that you use the professional Artemis Search removal tool and scan your entire Mac computer with it.
Some threats reinstall themselves if you don't delete their core files. We recommend downloading ComboCleaner to remove harmful programs for you. This may save you hours and ensure you don't harm your system by deleting the wrong files.
Remove Artemis Search Virus
You are dealing with a malware infection that can restore itself unless you remove its core files. We are sending you to another page with a removal guide that gets regularly updated. It covers in-depth instructions on how to:
1. Locate and scan malicious processes in your task manager.
2. Identify in your Control panel any programs installed with the malware, and how to remove them. Search Marquis is a high-profile hijacker that gets installed with a lot of malware.
3. How to clean up and reset your browser to its original settings without the malware returning. You can find the removal guide here.