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    google to bing in Safari
    Sorry, new to this forum. I hope this is the right one.
    My search engine in Safari keeps changing to Bing when I have Google selected in my browser. How can I stop this from happening?

  2. #2
    Found the problem.
    Removed the following:
    com.genieoinnovation.macextension.plist
    GenieoExtra.framework
    com.genieoinnovation.macextension.client
    com.genieoinnovation.macextension.client.plist

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    google to bing in Safari
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    Good work and nice post to assist others.
    Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    google to bing in Safari
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skits View Post
    Found the problem.
    Nice going. Thanks for posting the result. It might help others.

    @Harryb2448 if we get a few more folks independently solving their own problems what are we going to do for fun? I know . . . A few more naps perhaps?
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    There will ALWAYS be the poster who says, "I tried doing something and it didn't work. Help!"

    We can spend days and days asking questions and getting one fact at a time!

    EDITed for clarity.

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    google to bing in Safari
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacInWin View Post
    We can spend days and days asking questions and getting one fact at a time!
    .
    True. On the positive side my post count would hit 10,000 quickly.
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  7. #7
    layman's terms
    i am having this same problem but I'm not a computer savvy person and don't understand the solution. can someone explain how i can do this?

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    google to bing in Safari
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    Search your computer for those files. You can do that using the search box in the top right hand corner of any Finder window.
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  9. #9
    no such files
    i guess those files don't exist on my computer. i did have genieo somehow but i uninstalled it... which apparently doesn't actually work. now i can't find it or any of these listed files on my computer.

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    google to bing in Safari
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    Try Admware Meic road weary:-


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    Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    google to bing in Safari
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    Get and use Find Any File to find and delete the files to get rid of genieo stuff and you'll find more than the posted files need to be deleted.

    osx - How do I get rid of Genieo from my MacBook Pro? - Ask Different
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    8 Ways to Delete Genieo - wikiHow

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    google to bing in Safari
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    Another piece of Crapware deleted. Thank you pm-r nice one. that goes in my Mac Problems folder.
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    google to bing in Safari
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    Thanks Rod S, and the secret for deletion I find is to use Find Any File or even Devon's EasyFind as Spotlight (aka: Stoplight as I call it ) is usually useless for finding the files and folders. And especially if they are somewhere that Stoplight doesn't normally allow a user to search.

  14. #14
    I don't have genieo anymore. I used to... but I must have deleted it,as doing a search on genieo turns up nothing.

    What I DO HAVE is search.strtpoint.com/ which redirects all my searches regardless of browser, to BING.

    This happened a week or so ago after I got tricked into downloading a fake "Flash Update required"

    What should I do to get rid of it? Are those mac anti-virus software safe or necessary?
    Do I need to do a bunch of complicated stuff like go into my terminal?

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    google to bing in Safari
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    Quote Originally Posted by tastyorange View Post
    I don't have genieo anymore. I used to... but I must have deleted it,as doing a search on genieo turns up nothing.

    What I DO HAVE is search.strtpoint.com/ which redirects all my searches regardless of browser, to BING.

    This happened a week or so ago after I got tricked into downloading a fake "Flash Update required"

    What should I do to get rid of it? Are those mac anti-virus software safe or necessary?
    Do I need to do a bunch of complicated stuff like go into my terminal?
    Hello - visit the Safe Mac website HERE, and read about Adware - download the AdwareMedic app which likely will help. BUT, do not install any AV programs or MacKeeper on your computer. Good luck and let us know the results. Dave
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