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Nearbyme.io is a low-quality search engine, which seems to interrupt the browsing sessions of Mac users. If you encounter this page, then it is very likely that you have a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) or browser hijacker in the background. This is not a major issue since these applications are not dangerous. They may, however, influence your Web browser settings and trigger redirects to low-quality sites like Nearbyme.io.

But what is the issue with using Nearbyme.io? This page hosts a very simple search engine, which appears to work just like your favorite search service. However, it may silently prioritize the promotion of advertisements and sponsored results, therefore hindering the quality of the results you see. It would appear that Nearbyme.io's results are provided by Bing.com, but this does not mean that the quality will be the same – the administrators of Nearbyme.io may still opt to include extra advertisements.

The PUP or hijacker responsible for this change might have been installed without your knowledge. This may often happen thanks to a software bundle, which uses misleading instructions. The unexpected install might have also occurred if you fell for a fake download of an installer or update package. Thankfully, there is a great way to keep intrusive Mac software away from your system – install and activate a reputable antivirus software suite. This is also the exact thing you should do if your browser redirects you to Nearbyme.io regularly. A reputable security service will identify and remove any intrusive app that may have triggered this change.