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Old Mar 5, 2013, 08:25 AM   #1
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Safari Resets itself

I wont bore you with the details, a synopsis:

1. Safari works fine..happy with it in fact
2. Idiot me installs McAfee plug-in (site advisor)
3. Deleted McAfee plug-in
4. Safari keeps re-setting itself making life tedious (unchecking java and all other nonsense)
5. Safari works terrible so had to install Firefox

I like Safari, want to fix safari. HOW IN THE HECK do you re-install/fix it???
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Old Mar 5, 2013, 09:24 AM   #2
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I wont bore you with the details, a synopsis:

1. Safari works fine..happy with it in fact
2. Idiot me installs McAfee plug-in (site advisor)
3. Deleted McAfee plug-in
4. Safari keeps re-setting itself making life tedious (unchecking java and all other nonsense)
5. Safari works terrible so had to install Firefox

I like Safari, want to fix safari. HOW IN THE HECK do you re-install/fix it???
Make sure you've removed all traces of McAfee. The most effective method for complete app removal is manual deletion:
Best way to FULLY DELETE a program
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Old Mar 5, 2013, 10:34 AM   #3
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Make sure you've removed all traces of McAfee. The most effective method for complete app removal is manual deletion:
Best way to FULLY DELETE a program
I indeed did that. Thats good information for us to know on how to effectively delete apps. Unfortunately, Safari still resets itself. Im going to check later on and will update the post.
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Old Mar 5, 2013, 12:20 PM   #4
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Did you remember to reboot ?
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Old Mar 5, 2013, 12:26 PM   #5
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Also, what do you mean by "Safari resets itself?"

What do you see when this happens?
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Old Mar 5, 2013, 06:51 PM   #6
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I did reboot. As far as re-setting itself, every option is placed at default (i.e. settings like disable Java, homepage, disable open safe files etc.)

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Should I just do a time machine visit? Or is this overkill? any objections to Firefox?
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Old Mar 5, 2013, 07:22 PM   #7
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What is written to your logs immediately after a reset? That may give a clue.
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Old Mar 5, 2013, 10:19 PM   #8
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Have you checked for hidden mcafee files these are likely still around. worth a check for them.
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Old Mar 6, 2013, 10:48 AM   #9
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I haven't checked logs after boot. All traces of McAfee are gone from what I can see.
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Old Mar 6, 2013, 11:05 PM   #10
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Did you use McAfee's uninstall instructions??


http://service.mcafee.com/FAQDocument.aspx?id=TS100162

This site also mentions you must uninstall McAfee Internet Security, as well

http://service.mcafee.com/FAQDocumen...33&id=TS101226

Did you do these two things? If not, re-install, then do a complete uninstall
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