Mysterious "installer" keeps appearing on desktop

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by GanChan, Jan 5, 2015.

  1. GanChan macrumors 6502a

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    For the past couple of weeks I've had a mysterious DMG labelled only as "Installer" appear on my desktop at seemingly random intervals. (Since I normally have a bunch of open windows cluttering the desktop, its appearance kind of sneaks up on me.) Of course I eject it without opening whatever's in it. But then within a couple of days, there it is again....

    What should I do about this?
     
  2. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    AdWare Medic (free) will get rid of it. What you have is called Genio. More than likely, you picked it up from installing something recently.

    http://www.adwaremedic.com/index.php
     
  3. Intell macrumors P6

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    You really should look at what is in it. It's likely an autoupdater for something you have installed.
     

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