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How to delete a redirect virus has taken control of my search page on new tabs. 1 Recommended Answer 22 Replies 73 Upvotes
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Last edited 4/8/19
I recently encountered a problem when opening a new tab.  The theme page that was set disappeared and in its place there is a white page that mimics the Google page but with a Bing search box. At the bottom of the page it says, "© 2019 - search-operator.com."  I also noticed that there is a green blinking link in the upper left corner of my Gmail page as well as a green ">" symbol that was never there before. I have tried deleting and reloading Chrome as well as resetting my defaults but I cannot reset or replace this tab page. I also scanned for viruses and that did not address the problem.

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You can try scanning with anti malware software like the free version of MalwareBytes ( https://www.malwarebytes.com/mac/ )
Also try the following
Remove Policy Enforcement / Profiles:
1. Open OSX System Preferences
2. Go to Profiles
3. Select "AdminPrefs" on the left panel.
4. Click the minus button on the bottom left.
5. Click Remove.
6. Click OK.
Reset Home Page:
1. Open Chrome Preferences (also called settings)
2. In the Start Up section click the Set Pages link.
3. In the box that opens, type in or paste the  web address (URL) of  the website you want to set as your new home page
4. Click OK
5. Do the same in the Appearance section. Click the Change link and past the web address (URL) again
6. Click OK

Remove Search Provider:
1. Open Chrome Preferences
2. In The Search section click the Manage Search Engines button
3. In the window that opens, choose the Search Engine you prefer and click the Make Default button – then click Done
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Please use Chrome cleanup tool to remove the malware.
For advanced removal, please follow this topic.
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Hi Tim, I did try MalwareBytes and it did not solve the problem but I will look into your other suggestions. Thx
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Hi theGodParticle, The link you provided is exactly the issue I have so I will attempt to follow the instructions there. Many thanks!
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You may want to check system profiles on your mac. Anything related to admin-prefs remove to regain control of your browaser
Last edited 6/27/19
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