malware removal help?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mvs, Aug 21, 2015.

  1. mvs macrumors newbie

    Jul 3, 2010
    Kansas City
    I haven't been to in years but I thought cnet was a trusted site. I downloaded Scribus yesterday and with it came installer that I tried to remove to trash and it states, "Unable to uninstall." Both Chrome and Safari changed to Yahoo. In preferences, Yahoo isn't even on the list of search engines. I finally (for now) got Chrome back and changed Safari (so I thought) but Safari opens and then when searching for anything, it changes to Yahoo.

    I'm at a loss and after reading stories about this same problem, I wonder if I should restore to factory settings. It's going to be a process because I have a lot of back up to do before I restore.

    Before I take that step, has anyone found themselves in this mess and if so, how did you resolve it?

    Thanks in advance!!!
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Yeah... is skeevy as heck and has been installing that junk for a while. See this article.

    If you download and run the app MalwareBytes is should remove that junk for you.

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