I installed the AnySearch extension from Apple's Safari Browser extension Gallery and found it handy. Then Malwarebytes performed a scan and it auto-deleted the extension listing it as a "threat". That's strange as this is an old extension, is installed directly from Apple's site, and I find it quite helpful.

The only reference to similar-named malware I found is Anysearch virus.

So I wonder: Is the extension from the extension gallery malware or is Malwarebytes marking it wrongly?


You can easily download the extension from the gallery directly and extract it.

$ curl -sO https://safari-extensions.apple.com/extensions/com.matt-swain.anysearch-6M853ET88Q/anysearch.safariextz
$ xar -x -f anysearch.safariextz
$ ls -l AnySearch.safariextension/
total 88
-rw-r--r--  1 pse  staff  2182 Feb 28 15:23 Info.plist
-rw-r--r--  1 pse  staff  1988 Feb 28 15:23 Settings.plist
-rw-r--r--  1 pse  staff   190 Feb 28 15:23 global.html
-rw-r--r--  1 pse  staff  2651 Feb 28 15:23 global.js
-rw-r--r--  1 pse  staff  9707 Feb 28 15:23 icon-128.png
-rw-r--r--  1 pse  staff  4424 Feb 28 15:23 icon-64.png
-rw-r--r--  1 pse  staff   387 Feb 28 15:23 toolbar.png
-rw-r--r--  1 pse  staff   708 Feb 28 15:23 toolbar@2x.png

From looking at global.html and global.js there doesn't seem to be anything fishy going on.

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