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

kwijbo

macrumors regular
Original poster
Jan 28, 2012
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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?
 

Mal

macrumors 603
Jan 6, 2002
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Orlando
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
 

kwijbo

macrumors regular
Original poster
Jan 28, 2012
199
1
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
Thanks...was a bit nervous
 
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