Need to Get Rid of Brothersoft Toolbar

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by LucasC666, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. LucasC666 macrumors newbie

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    I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this, but, I installed the Brothersoft toolbar for Safari on my Mac, and now am unable to get rid of it.

    Help?

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  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    Hold down the Command key and drag it off.
    Or right click on the icon(s) and select to remove it.
     
  3. LucasC666 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, um, that's not working. Unfortunately
     
  4. spinnerlys Guest

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    When you installed that toolbar, did you use an installer? May it be, that this installer also has an uninstall option?

    Btw, where did you find that toolbar? I have looked for it and what I found looks rather fishy.
    Did you just instal some toolbar from the website called Brothersoft or what?
     
  5. LucasC666 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, I downloaded it from Brothersoft. They said that it had a converter that would let me convert to .swf (for my new MP3 player). But it doesn't.

    Also, the installer doesn't appear to have an Uninstall function.

    EDIT: I looked on the toolbar and eventually found a help button. I clicked it and it brought me to a search page where I searched uninstall, and it gave me the answer! Thanks spinnerlys!!!
     
  6. themacstore macrumors newbie

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    I have uninstalled it before

    There is an uninstall script in the Applications folder in a folder called Brothersoft
     
  7. r0k macrumors 68040

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    I never install toolbars. They are almost always a risk, especially on Windows. I am appalled to hear that Safari on OS X supports toobars. Yuck. Whenever I search for software, brothersoft comes up near the top of the list. I try to avoid using brothersoft as a download site whether for Windows, OS X or Linux software. I guess it's just a personal preference.

    Today I wanted pdf xchange viewer for windows and I used one of those "generic" download sites, similar to brothersoft and what do you know, it tried to install some sort of ask.com toolbar. When are these developers going to figure out I want the only the app and nothing but the app? They can out their toolbars where the sun don't shine.

    I'm relieved to hear the uninstall worked. On windows, often freeware carries an adware or spyware payload. I've heard of more than a few Windows toolbars that were actually fronts for adware or even malware. There isn't a lot of malware on OS X (yet), but if it ever does surface, brothersoft will be one of the fastest places I would expect to pick it up. Be careful!
     

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