Need help - Can't close a background installer

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by BorishimaNZ, Mar 4, 2015.

  1. BorishimaNZ macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I'm super fresh to Mac and was using wineskin to allow me to play WOT on my Macbook Pro, upon restarting my laptop there is still an open install program asking if I want to install or abort.

    How do I Cancel/Close or find the program that is trying to run this, as I don't know how to get to the window, I can only see it as windows is shutting down.

    thanks

    B
     
  2. kage207 macrumors 6502a

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    Open up Activity Monitor and force close the process.
     
  3. BorishimaNZ thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks,

    I did a lot more searching and found the answer on an Apple support page,

    It was a Adware program called Genieo, gone now tho.

    Cheers
     
  4. Command macrumors regular

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    Genieo doesn't go away that easily.
    Take a look at http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6506
    You want to be sure you remove any remnants from all Launch folders as well as the Application Support folder, as noted in that document.
     
  5. BorishimaNZ thread starter macrumors newbie

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  6. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Download and run the app AdwareMedic and it will kill Genieo for you.
     

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