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safe finder

Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:21 am
by errolloving
Safe Finder has taken over my search engine--sny suggestions on how to get rid of it?

Re: safe finder

Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:49 am
by Stephen Hart
Here's a page that describes this application (sorry for all the ads):

http://www.2-spyware.com/remove-safe-finder-virus.html

At the very bottom it lists instructions to manually remove Safe Finder. Be careful to avoid all the ads on the page, which I consider malware as well.

If you want to double-check this page, google "Remove Safe Finder." Ignore results that are commercial products. And be sure to use instructions for Mac, not Windows.

I don't recommend buying or installing anti-malware or anti-virus applications on your Mac. Others may have different opinions.
I also don't think you need a shotgun approach to this. It appears to be merely an application (not a Safari plugin) that was installed accidentally. Just in case, you may want to check Safari > Preferences > Extensions and delete any that you don't remember installing deliberately.

Re: safe finder

Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:03 pm
by errolloving
doesn't seem to work-=-changed to firefox and still have Safe Finder--but Chrome does not

Re: safe finder

Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:50 pm
by errolloving
Stephan--called Apple Care and they had me delete all history in all browsers I am using--then emptied the garbage--that cleared it out of Safari and Firefox--had to delete and reinstall Chrome to get it done--Applecare guy said he had same situation yesterday and Chrome was touhtest to remove---thanks as always for your input.