Green Arrow in Toolbar

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  1. mrbradleycoker macrumors newbie

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    Hi Guys,

    I'm new here.

    Just wondering if anyone knew what the little blue box with the green arrow in it is in the tool bar? It popped up after downloading a photoshop replacement (legal of course) last night. The software was called Gimp I believe. Little concerned, but was hoping someone has seen it before.

    Thanks Guys,

    Brad
     

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  3. mrbradleycoker thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. Bruno09, Dec 28, 2014
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    Bruno09 macrumors 68020

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    Yessssssssss, of course....

    As any other (non App Store) application, Gimp must be downloaded from the official website, no from those strange sites (Softonic, Clubic, CNET, 01Net, etc..).

    I believe that when you downloaded Gimp from Softonic, you were prompted your admin password to install a "tool" named "installer" or "downloader" (hence the new icon in the menu bar) ...

    You very likely also got a free adware in the package, therefore I suggest you download and run AdwareMedic to scan your Mac for any adware/malware that Softonic may have installed.

    Gimp : http://www.gimp.org

    AdwareMedic : http://www.adwaremedic.com/index.php

    Steer clear of Softonic, never download from this site !

    Another suggestion : https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3336705
     
  5. mrbradleycoker thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh god really?

    Okay so download the adware software and it should be okay?
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Adware can be removed by using this tool: AdwareMedic
     
  7. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

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    Already posted in post #4.

    @mrbradleycoker :

    Yes, download and run AdwareMedic ("Scan for Adware").
     
  8. cuulmf macrumors newbie

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    This icon is the updater for libreoffice. It's not adware
     
  9. stepmuel macrumors newbie

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    I landed here using google image search for this icon. It is NOT malware or adware, but belongs to OpenOffice.org (or a derivate) and signals that there is an update. To get rid of it, just close the OpenOffice app… If it doesn't work, close all other running apps until it disappears.
     

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