Safari Resets itself

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    Ram171

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    #1
    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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    GGJstudios

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    Make sure you've removed all traces of McAfee. The most effective method for complete app removal is manual deletion:
     
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    Ram171

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    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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    Did you remember to reboot ?
     
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    smithrh

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    Also, what do you mean by "Safari resets itself?"

    What do you see when this happens?
     
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    Ram171

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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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    What is written to your logs immediately after a reset? That may give a clue.
     
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    robert05au

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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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    Ram171

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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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