genieo/geonei uninstallation

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  1. grayblue macrumors newbie

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    Feb 27, 2014
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    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:

    Installgenieo.app / osx.adware.geonei-5
    Application.app / osx.adware.geonei-9
    473.emlx / Heuristics.phishing.email.spoofed.domain

    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

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    Feb 28, 2014
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    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

    https://discussions.apple.com/message/24950143#24950143

    or

    http://www.thesafemac.com/arg-genieo/
     

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