A few months ago, I read in one of the blogs that I usually have as a WWWhatsnew reference , an article where they recommended a new application “Genieo: Create a personalized newspaper with the news of your favorite sites”
The truth is that then I did not pay too much attention to it. I use Paper.ly, but last week I came up with the brilliant idea to test it to see if it would improve on the previous one and I downloaded the application: big mistake.
The first days I was delighted, since its appearance is quite clean, it collects the most interesting news of your topics of interest, which unlike Paper.ly constantly updates, but it also has an on-screen call service that informs you of the last News. So far everything perfect.
The serious problem came a few days later . Suddenly, without really knowing why, my computer started to slow down, the default search engine (Belarus Mobile Database) was constantly changing, even if I changed the preferences again. A few hours later, every time I did a search, pages and pages of advertising with interactive calls and all kinds of brands would open that also flooded the columns of Twitter and Facebook, from Sony advertising to psychics, clinics and diet pills, even applications to remove viruses …
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Genieo fills you with spam
The truth is that it was difficult for me to know that all this crap came from “Genieo” because I had downloaded more applications and I began to doubt if it was one or the other that had contaminated me, until I did a Google search and there it was, hundreds of posts talking about the dangers of Genieo.
Well, I got down to work without wasting a minute, thinking that it would be easy to eliminate it and that’s when the problems began. It seems that if you have downloaded it to a PC, uninstalling the application is not too difficult, but if, as was my case, it is a Mac, the issue is complicated.
Genieo not only installs the app with its name, but also spreads its ramifications through different sites on our computer with extensions, in such a way that it automatically defaults its search engine and the automatic link to advertising pages, no matter how much we send the App to the Trash can and empty it, the “bug” continues doing his thing. At this point I asked Christian Delgado @christiandve for help and we were until late at night trying to erase all traces, but the next morning the problem continued. Yesterday I notified my Twitter community so that no one would download this App and Agustí Branas @agustibranas quickly offered me his help. Again we spent a long time trying to find the solution, but the App kept infecting Twitter, Facebook, post …
Finally this afternoon the issue has been resolved in a few minutes. Thanks to Agustí, who has passed me a trusted program Adwaremedic, which detects this type of malicious adware.
Just download adwaremedic.com .
Once installed, we open the program and click on the first option, which allows us to scan for viruses and malicious advertising.
Remove Genieo on Mac
Even having eliminated the App, check all the spiders that I had introduced into my system.
Well, once detected, you just have to remove the selection and restart the PC or Mac and the annoying Genieo will have disappeared, the search engine will be the one we had predetermined and no more advertising will appear, that simple.
Thank you very much Agustí and thank you very much Christian for your help, it is a luxury to have friends like Brother Cell Phone List you on the web.