Genieo is a content recommendation engine, that you might have accidentally installed when it masqueraded itself as a necessary update to an existing extension or flash player without your interaction. Genieo changes the behavior of your browsers to allow custom searches and targeted advertising to be presented on a home page, managed through a browser extension. It also tracks what you do and guides your searches and activity to relevant commercial sites and deals.
If you have Norton product for Mac installed, Genieo.app is automatically detected as a threat by Norton and removed from your Mac. To manually remove the malicious extensions and files from Genieo, follow the instructions in the article.
On the Apple menu bar, in the top-right corner, click the Genieo icon and then select.
From the dock, launch Finder.
In the top-right corner of the Finder window, in the search box, type launchd.confand press return.
To modify the search criteria and look for Genieo files in system files, click theicon.
From the toolbar that appears under Search: This Mac, click and then from the drop-down menu, select .
In the Select a search attribute dialog box, scroll-down and check the box next to System files, and then click .
When the search criteria is set to System files, from the drop-down menu, select .
Search results are modified and system files with the keyword being searched is displayed.
Select launchd.conf from the search results, and move it to Trash.
If you cannot find "launchd.conf", do not delete ".dylib" files in Step 9. Follow the instructions carefully, deleting any inappropriate file can cause your computer to freeze and probably it may not restart.
On the Apple menu bar, clickand then select .
/Applications/Uninstall IM Completer.app
Where ".app", ".plist", and ".dylib" are all system files for Genieo. Move all the listed files to trash and then empty the Trash.
You may be prompted to enter the user name and password for the Admin account on your Mac, to move these system files to the Trash.
Restart your computer.
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