searchEnhancementTool.safariextz - seems like spyware, was auto-downloaded to my comp

Discussion in 'macOS' started by kwijbo, May 22, 2012.

  1. kwijbo macrumors regular

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    #1
    I was browsing some shady file-sharing sites yesterday in Safari and noticed that there was a new file on top of my Downloads stack. When I opened that folder in finder I saw the name of it:

    searchEnhancementTool.safariextz

    Definitely not something I clicked on, and I didn't run it. But my question is, could this have auto-run and infected my computer?
     
  2. Mal macrumors 603

    Mal

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    Orlando
    #2
    Nope. Drop it in the trash and move on. It's simply a Safari extension, based on that file extension, but it would have prompted you to install before it could do anything.

    jW
     
  3. kwijbo thread starter macrumors regular

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    #3
    Thanks...was a bit nervous
     

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