There are countless bogus utilities posing as helpful applications created for Mac systems specifically. The AimSearch tool is among them. This is an adware program that may pose as a utility that helps users get better search results online.
Since the AimSearch tool is an adware program, its goal is to place advertisements on the websites that the user visits. The advertisements are very likely to impact the user’s browsing quality negatively. This is due to the fact that adware programs like the AimSearch tool are known to place oversized advertisements that may overlay some of the site’s content and menu. advertisements delivered by applications like AimSearch often come in various forms:
- Flashing alerts.
- Large banners.
- Pop-up windows.
- Hyperlinks in articles.
It is likely that the advertisements related to the AimSearch application may promote untrustworthy products and services, so users are advised against interacting with them. The AimSearch application is likely to use an old trick to propagate itself – a fake software update. Users who have installed the AimSearch application on their Macs have likely come across a bogus update for Flash Player. It is advisable only to use the official websites of the vendors of the applications installed on your Mac, instead of trusting random software updates you come across online.
If you suspect that you may have installed adware on your Mac, knowingly or unknowingly, it is best to scan your system with a legitimate ant-malware tool that will locate and remove the issue.