Your browser homepage shows content from “Genieo” and you wish to remove it. You may have installed this accidentally.
Information sourced from http://www.thesafemac.com/arg-genieo/ last update: 3rd May 2014
[info]This will require administrator access, so you will need to be logged in to an administrator account on your Mac. Also you will need to know how to find files that do not display in Spotlight, if you do not know how to do this please read: Locating Mac system files using paths[/info]
Make sure you fully quit the Genieo app.
[warning]If you do not trash this file it may result in your computer being unable to boot up[/warning]
Move the item below to the trash.
If you have run the Genieo uninstaller you won’t find the launchd.conf file and it is fine to move on to the next step.
Move the following items to the trash.
[note]Some of the files, including the Genieo application may not be present. Trash the files you can find.[/note]
/Applications/Uninstall IM Completer.app
[warning]You must now restart your computer.[/warning]
Once the computer reboots, move the below item to the trash, if this file does not exist carry on to step 5.
You can now empty the trash to permanently delete the files.
Delete any browser extensions that may be installed.
Open ”Preferences” from the Safari menu, then click the Extensions icon, near the right side of the row of icons along the top of the window.
Select the unwanted extension and click “uninstall”, repeat this step as required.
[tab title="Google Chrome"]
Open “Preferences” from the Chrome menu, then click the Extensions on the list on the left side of the window.
Click on the trash can/rubbish bin of the unwanted extension, repeat this step as required.
Click Add-ons from the Tools menu, then look at both the Extensions and Plugins lists in the window that opens.
Click “Remove” for the unwanted Extension, repeat this step as required.
Automatic Solution(in testing)
This AppleScript has been created to remove the following adware:
AppleScript last inspected by FixKB: 16th May 2014
[note]You may need to restore your home page and search engine in your browser’s preferences.[/note]