genieo/geonei uninstallation

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by grayblue, Feb 27, 2014.

  1. grayblue macrumors newbie

    Feb 27, 2014
    Hello all. Thanks for your time. If this is posted in the wrong place, please let me know. This is my first time posting to mac forums and I am not an especially technical person.

    I recently ran ClamXav on my Late 2012 Mac Mini w/ i7/256 SSD/16gb Ram. My OS is Mavericks.

    It came back with the following information:

    Application / Infection: / osx.adware.geonei-5 / osx.adware.geonei-9
    473.emlx /

    I am curious as to whether or not anyone can shed some light on what these things are, how dangerous they are and what I can do to eliminate threats from my computer.

    As a side note, ClamXav was downloaded from CNET download, which I have quickly come to realize is riddled with problems. When I downloaded it, I associated the site with CNET, a website which I wouldn't associate with viruses. I guess that's the point.

    Please let me know if there's any part of my description that I can expand on, or any more information that you require.

    Thanks in advance. I appreciate your help.
  2. gbcorb macrumors newbie

    Feb 28, 2014
    I wouldn't worry about the email, it's likely just spam/phishing, ignore it & don't let ClamX remove it.

    Genieo is intrusive adware that comes along with downloads : a big 'download' button on a site like sourceforge say, that's all too easy to confuse with the smaller button that actually gets something you want.
    Cnet,as you say, softonic too & plenty more.

    If you definitely didn't run the genieo adware application : simply delete it.
    Otherwise : see


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