How to completely remove Graboid

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by FlyingTexan, Jul 15, 2015.

  1. FlyingTexan macrumors regular

    Jul 13, 2015
    Sorry, I'm using tapatalk, but I think I posted this in the wrong place last time and hope this is the right place.

    I have a MBPr 2015 that I just purchased not too long ago. I've never used macs before now and just took the plunge. I installed a program called Graboid which I thought I'd find useful but didn't so I went to remove it. I read online how to delete a mac program by dragging it from applications to the trashcan. I did this however the annoying parts of the program are still there. Keeps giving this little "Download" popup over any video. I'm trying to read on my sports forum and it is blocking messages. Plus it really annoys me that I went to delete something and it's still there. One of the reasons I went to mac was to avoid these "windows" annoyances. So what must I do to delete everything about this program? I've been reading and apparently it isn't malware it's just crapware. Are there any good uninstallers that maybe will do the job better? Should i reinstall the program then use some other type of program to uninstall it? Or if there's a list of steps I'll follow them. Frankly I hate this company.

  2. IStayeh macrumors newbie

    Jul 15, 2015
  3. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Run the utility Etrecheck once and it will show the location of any startup or launch items and their location. You can then use that information to find the file that is launching and causing this.
  4. FlyingTexan thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 13, 2015
    ok so I've tried using appcleaner, even installed the program again thinking maybe appcleaner needed to remove it itself to trace the rest and no luck. I still see the "download" option even when reading forums. Any other ideas here? I just can't seem to get rid of that "download" bar and it's driving me nuts.
  5. !!! macrumors 6502

    Aug 5, 2013
    Is it using a safari extension? If it is, then try removing it.
  6. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    I assume you already deleted the Graboid app form the /Applications folder? If you have done that, and it is still there, run Etrecheck like I mentioned in my previous comment and post the output here so we can take a look.
  7. FlyingTexan thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 13, 2015
    EtreCheck version: 2.3 (135)

    Report generated 8/4/15, 4:32 PM

    Download EtreCheck from

    Click the [Click for support] links for help with non-Apple products.

    Click the [Click for details] links for more information about that line.

    Hardware Information: (What does this mean?)

    MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) (Technical Specifications)

    MacBook Pro - model: MacBookPro12,1

    1 2.7 GHz Intel Core i5 CPU: 2-core

    8 GB RAM Not upgradeable

    BANK 0/DIMM0

    4 GB DDR3 1867 MHz ok

    BANK 1/DIMM0

    4 GB DDR3 1867 MHz ok

    Bluetooth: Good - Handoff/Airdrop2 supported

    Wireless: en0: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac

    Battery: Health = Normal - Cycle count = 33 - SN = C0151070YNPFY5JA9

    Video Information: (What does this mean?)

    Intel Iris Graphics 6100

    Color LCD 2560 x 1600

    System Software: (What does this mean?)

    OS X 10.10.4 (14E46) - Time since boot: about one day

    Disk Information: (What does this mean?)

    APPLE SSD SM0128G disk0 : (121.33 GB) (Solid State - TRIM: Yes)

    EFI (disk0s1) <not mounted> : 210 MB

    Recovery HD (disk0s3) <not mounted> [Recovery]: 650 MB

    Macintosh HD (disk1) / : 120.11 GB (34.27 GB free)

    Encrypted AES-XTS Unlocked

    Core Storage: disk0s2 120.47 GB Online

    USB Information: (What does this mean?)

    Apple Internal Memory Card Reader

    Broadcom Corp. Bluetooth USB Host Controller

    Thunderbolt Information: (What does this mean?)

    Apple Inc. thunderbolt_bus

    Gatekeeper: (What does this mean?)


    Kernel Extensions: (What does this mean?)


    [loaded] com.sophos.kext.sav (9.2.50 - SDK 10.8) [Click for support]

    [loaded] com.sophos.nke.swi (9.2.50 - SDK 10.8) [Click for support]

    Launch Agents: (What does this mean?)

    [loaded] [Click for support]

    [running] com.sophos.uiserver.plist [Click for support]

    [loaded] org.chromium.chromoting.plist [Click for support]

    Launch Daemons: (What does this mean?)

    [loaded] com.adobe.fpsaud.plist [Click for support]

    [loaded] [Click for support]

    [loaded] [Click for support]

    [running] com.sophos.common.servicemanager.plist [Click for support]

    User Launch Agents: (What does this mean?)

    [loaded] com.bittorrent.uTorrent.plist [Click for support]

    User Login Items: (What does this mean?)

    iTunesHelper Application (/Applications/

    Dropbox Application (/Applications/

    Google Chrome Application Hidden (/Applications/Google

    Apptui Application (/Applications/

    Internet Plug-ins: (What does this mean?)

    SharePointBrowserPlugin: Version: 14.1.0 [Click for support]

    FlashPlayer-10.6: Version: - SDK 10.6 [Click for support]

    Flash Player: Version: - SDK 10.6 [Click for support]

    QuickTime Plugin: Version: 7.7.3

    Default Browser: Version: 600 - SDK 10.10

    Safari Extensions: (What does this mean?)


    3rd Party Preference Panes: (What does this mean?)

    remoting_host_prefpane [Click for support]

    Flash Player [Click for support]

    Perian [Click for support]

    Time Machine: (What does this mean?)

    Time Machine not configured!

    Top Processes by CPU: (What does this mean?)

    12% WindowServer

    6% Google Chrome Helper(13)

    4% Google Chrome

    3% hidd

    2% fontd

    Top Processes by Memory: (What does this mean?)

    2.49 GB Google Chrome Helper(13)

    837 MB kernel_task

    328 MB Google Chrome

    180 MB SophosScanD

    147 MB mdworker(7)

    Virtual Memory Information: (What does this mean?)

    80 MB Free RAM

    7.92 GB Used RAM (1.57 GB Cached)

    33 MB Swap Used

    Diagnostics Information: (What does this mean?)

    Aug 3, 2015, 11:37:13 AM Self test - passed
  8. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Hmm... nothing there jumping out at me as the issue. I am not familiar with Apptui Application though.

    Try a boot to safe mode by holding the shift key at boot. That will stop all login and startup items from launching and will tell you for sure if that is the issue.

    Do you have any Safari extensions installed that might be doing this?
  9. FlyingTexan thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 13, 2015
    I only use chrome really due to the cross platform compatibility. The issue is 100% related to graboid. When the program was installed you would click that box and drop down options would appear for graboid. After uninstalling it manages to stay and keeps popping up all over. I never even used the program really I thought I'd just try it for a minute but boy do i regret that.

    Apptui is an AMAZING app. I had it to test on my laptop. I've cut the cord in my home and do everything through a mac mini. Apptui lets you use your phone as a remote. It controls your PC and works great with chrome it has several pre built remotes for things like netflix. All I have to do is pull my phone out of my pocket and click netflix and there it is. Same for pandora and several other services. It's not apptui I'm 110% confident it's graboid. It's all related to that program. I've even installed and run adware programs but they don't detect anything either. I've reinstalled Graboid and used 3rd party programs to uninstall but it's still giving me those issues. super annoying.

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