How do I uninstall Pithhelmet?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by corywoolf, Feb 24, 2006.

  1. corywoolf macrumors 65816

    corywoolf

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    I installed this app last night after someone suggested it, now it is annoying and wont let me save passwords. I want it off my computer, but I have deleted all the pithhelmet files I could find through spotlight. What do I do now?
     
  2. jsw Moderator emeritus

    jsw

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    From the site:
    I can't believe you don't like it. I've never had a problem with passwords being saved (are you sure you haven't enabled Private Browsing - aka Porn Mode - which does that?). Anyway, remove it if you hate it, but I think of it as a godsend.
     
  3. corywoolf thread starter macrumors 65816

    corywoolf

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    Yes I am not in porn mode :p. But you didn't really help. I am about to either:

    A. Use firefox and never use safari again
    B. Use IE
    C. Do a clean install of OSX Tiger
    D. get lucky and have someone actually tell me how to remove this monster
     
  4. jsw Moderator emeritus

    jsw

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    If you actually installed the real PithHelmet, the instructions above should remove it. Exit Safari, follow the instructions, restart Safari. You might need to reboot first... not sure.
     
  5. corywoolf thread starter macrumors 65816

    corywoolf

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    thanks, I didn't see your quote above until now. I thought you just quoted me.
    I like the ad-blocking but I can't stand having to login to MR every-time I restart safari.
     
  6. jsw Moderator emeritus

    jsw

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    I don't know why it does that for you - it isn't an issue for me at all. Weird. I suspect your Cookie Privacy Level is set too high (in PithHelmet prefs).
     
  7. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Cory, if you like Safari, but PithHelmet is driving you crazy, try SafariBlock. It's much more straightforward and simple, more like AdBlock on FF, and also it is free.

    But... given that you've already gotten really good advice on getting rid of PithHelmet, the things you're describing shouldn't really be related to PithHelmet -- it should not have caused any of those things in the first place. Have you checked the individual preferences for cookies and for remembering passwords to make sure they were not inadvertently changed?
     

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