Search Pulse!

cheddar-caveman

macrumors regular
Original poster
Oct 25, 2012
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HELP! My wife's MBAir has got the dreaded (Safari) Search Pulse VIRUS??

How does one get rid of it please other than purchasing some expensive anti-virus orftware.

Sorry iff this is in the wrong place.........
 

auxbuss

macrumors regular
Feb 18, 2014
201
157
UK
  1. Go to Safari > Preferences
  2. Click on Extensions
  3. Select the Extension that you want to delete
  4. Click Uninstall
Also remove the following (presuming they exist):
~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.logicalsearch.plist
~/Library/LaunchAgents/pronto.notification.plist
~/Library/LaunchAgents/pronto.update.plist
~/Library/Safari/Extensions/Searchpulse.safariextz
then log out and log in again.
 
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flaubert

macrumors 6502
Jun 16, 2015
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Portland, Oregon
The basic point of that Apple discussions article was to run Malwarebytes. Did you try that? I’ve never found Malwarebytes to fail in rooting out stuff such as you describe. And it’s dead simple to download and run, free if you only want to run it when you have a problem.
 

cheddar-caveman

macrumors regular
Original poster
Oct 25, 2012
121
19
Yes we have installed and run Malwarebytes and it made no difference. As I understand it, this Pulse thing is not a virus, it is an extension of Safari?
As a matter of interest, there is noting in the extension folder to delete!
Any way, It's a pain and won';t go away. I'm going to chat with Apple later on.....
 

duanepatrick

macrumors newbie
Dec 22, 2019
8
1
Check your system preferences if there is a created profile.
If you can't remember creating one, delete it. Open profiles and delete what is inside.

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