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Have done everything, uninstalled, set preferences to Google, removed the extension, it still goes to the Genieo page

Have done everything to get rid of Genieo. Used the uninstall, got rid of it in extension, set my preferences to Google, but whenever I go to Google and do a search, it takes me RIGHT BACK TO THE GENIEO PAGE. I do NOT like Genieo. I do NOT want to keep it. But I can't get rid of it!

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Goto control panal if windows OS , goto add and remove programs and delete it from there , in mac OS got finder and find it and again delete it , easy fix

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SOURCE: Can't get genieo off my mac?

Have you followed the instructions on http://www.fixkb.com/2011/11/remove-genieo-on-mac.html it should help you.

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The only way is to do so manually. Carefully follow Thomas Reed's Genieo Removal Guide to completely rid your machine of the offending adware. Here is an abbreviated version of Thomas Reed's guide:
  1. Quit Genio. Remove /private/etc/launchd.conf.
  2. If it's not present, move on. If it is, trash it and restart the machine (See the warning in the full guide about overlooking this step).
  3. Remove the following files, if present: /Applications/Genieo /Applications/Uninstall Genieo /Applications/Uninstall IM Completer.app ~/Library/Application Support/com.genieoinnovation.Installer/ ~/Library/Application Support/Genieo/ ~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.genieo.completer.download.plist ~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.genieo.completer.update.plist /Library/LaunchAgents/com.genieoinnovation.macextension.plist /Library/LaunchAgents/com.genieoinnovation.macextension.client.plist /Library/LaunchAgents/com.genieo.engine.plist /Library/LaunchAgents/com.genieo.completer.update.plist /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.genieoinnovation.macextension.client.plist /Library/PrivilegedHelperTools/com.genieoinnovation.macextension.client /usr/lib/libgenkit.dylib /usr/lib/libgenkitsa.dylib /usr/lib/libimckit.dylib /usr/lib/libimckitsa.dylib
  4. Restart the machine again.
  5. Remove /Library/Frameworks/GenieoExtra.framework and empty the trash.
  6. Remove the Omnibar Extension from your browser. See full guide if you are unsure how to do so.
  7. Reset the Home Page, and possibly default search engine for your browser.

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  3. Click Settings on the left.
  4. Select Open a specific page or set of pages under On Startup.
  5. Click Set pages, remove istart.webssearches.com and enter a new home page address. Click OK.
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I CAN NOT DELETE GENIO


here's some info:
jac673Level 1 8/16/12
Most of the remove and uninstall directions I found didn't take care of the problem. Most of the removals would only work if you are using Internet Explorer for your browser. I use Google Chrome. My husband finally figured out how to solve the problem. I had uninstalled Genieo under Add/Remove programs but it was still opening as my homepage instead of Google. Click on the Tool in the right-hand corner. Click on Settings. You will see "On Start Up" part way down. Click on "Set Pages." You will see Yahoo Genieo is set as homepage. Move mouse to that so it becomes highlighted. An X will appear to the right. Click on X. Then type the web address for the homepage of your choice in box and click "OK". Genieo will no longer open as your homepage. Hope this helps anyone who was as frustrated as I was. In Internet Explorer, you click on Tools, then click on Internet Options. Under General Tab, delete Genieo and type URL for your homepage, and then click on "Apply" at the bottom and then "OK". Problem solved. clear.cache.gif14
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Unfortunately, the Genieo adware uninstaller does not work properly, and leaves hidden software behind. You can find proper removal instructions at either of these links.
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Adware Removal Guide Genieo

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If you value your privacy, and the stability of your computer, then don't follow any suggestions that include using the genieo adware uninstaller : it leaves active software behind.

The company know this, but seem unable or unwilling to resolve it.

Instead, try to carefully follow the instructions at
http://www.thesafemac.com/arg-genieo/

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https://discussions.apple.com/message/24950143#24950143

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How to uninstall genieo from a mac


In finder go to Utilities, then Activity Monitor, then when you see Genieo select it, then select the RED quit button. It will ask you if you "really want to quit Genieo" then simply quit.


Then quit Activity Monitor.


After that, go into your Application folder and drag Genieo to the trash. Then empty trash.


If you are using Safari and it opens to the Genieo page, in the Safari drop down, select preferences, General Tab.


You can then see what is set as your Safari home page. If that page shows Genieo then change it. You may have to go within Safari to what page you want as a home first in order to make it your current page, then select Set to Current Page and that will become your web page when you first open Safari.


I do not know if this will remove all Genieo files. Hope this helps!

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How to delete genieo


  • From the Applications folder, open "Uninstall Genieo" and follow the instructions.
  • If the uninstall is missing you can download it from here.

The uninstall does not usually put back your original browser home page and default search provider. You will have to go into your browser preferences and change those yourself to something other than Genieo (in Safari these can be changed in the General preferences...in other browsers such as Firefox or Chrome, look for Options to set the home page...then you may need to follow the instructions in their built-in help for setting the default search provider).

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