Google installed app without my knowledge

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by mickeydean, Oct 29, 2015.

  1. mickeydean macrumors 6502

    Dec 9, 2011
    A new icon in the launchpad "Google Search" just appeared. I couldn't find the .app file and so could not delete it. I could not delete it through launchpad. Found no uninstaller.

    Anyone else?

    El Capitan and I have chrome installed to watch stuff that requires flash (I removed adobe flash from my mac overall). 2013 macbook but that makes no difference.
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    I have Chrome installed with the auto updater turned on, and I don't have anything like that.

    If you look in your /Applications folder do you see and app named Google Search?
  3. mickeydean thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 9, 2011
    Couldn't find it and it did not turn up using the search bar. But I looked in spotlight and it was in an odd place (not applications folder).

    Removed chrome. I haven't clicked on any adware/malware. The app when clicked in launchpad just brings up a search page in chrome. Anyways now gone. If anyone else sees it on their mac just use spotlight to find and delete. 87kb file.

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