Saveshare removal

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by DanFrank, Jan 24, 2014.

  1. DanFrank macrumors newbie

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    HELP! Does anyone know how to remove saveshare from a macbook?

    It's driving me crazy.

    DanFrank.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    The most effective method for complete app removal is manual deletion:
     
  3. DanFrank thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Complete steps 1-7 of those instructions, then take a screen shot of your Finder window and post it.
     
  5. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    a google search gives a bunch of other ways to remove the saveshare
     
  6. DanFrank thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Saveshare removal

    Most of the other ways posted by Google explain removal of Saveshare on other browsers but not from a Mac (Safari)
     
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I recommend you change your Finder view from Icons to List for applications like this. Icon view can leave items off the visible screen, and it's much easier to see full file names in List view.
     
  9. DanFrank thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'll try that, thank you.

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    I still do see any kind of app or file that contains malware or what ever it is.

    I can't be the only one that has this problem. Is it a browser problem or is there some type of malware, or whatever it's called, installed on my laptops hard drive?
     
  10. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    It's not malware. It's just unwanted software. If you haven't already done so, try changing your DNS servers on your Mac and your router to OpenDNS servers. This will show you how: Why am I being redirected to other sites?
     
  11. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Let's back up a bit. Is it "saveshare" or "saveNshare"? They are both adware.

    Download and install the app iFileX to make the search easier than Finder. Just start the app then enter your search term saveshare and/or savenshare then delete everything that comes up in the results. That should get rid of it for you.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. DanFrank thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I downloaded the iFileX. All it found was Safari history files, no adware software.
     
  13. DanFrank thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I also changed to OpenDSN servers. I'll see how that goes, thanks.
     
  14. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Then you don't have it on your system. It may have just been a web browser popup you had.
     
  15. DanFrank thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well nothing seemed to work, until ...

    I checked the Safari extensions again. I noticed a Vidx extension, thought it was a player of some type. So I googled it anyway and found several descriptions.

    One description said it was from the FBI, something that monitors porn searches.

    Another description said it was a codec player of some type.

    Last one, said it was a Trojan, which although seemingly inoffensive, can actually carry out attacks and intrusions: screenlogging, stealing personal data, etc.

    So, I deleted it and the saveshare is gone, at least I haven't seen it pop up any where.

    Thank you to everyone, for your help and patience with me.
     

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