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Can't remove an application or unwanted web sites.

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May 7, 2011 7:09 PM

I Can't remove an application that opens at startup and can't be closed; it can't be removed because it is in use.  How can I can I bypass the normal startup without a boot disc, or how can I make a boot disc?  This obnoxious software is call Mac Protector - anyone have experience with it?  It says it is a virus scan (I thought it was a Apple product), and starts scanning automatically.  Amazingly, it finds all kinds of serious threats that can't be removed without a paid subscription.  It has a "settings" option to not open at startup, but it does regardless of the settings.  I also started getting spontaneous **** websites opening in the middle of whatever I'm doing.  They started when this software started.  Hmmmm.  My pop-up block is on, but I can't figure out how to stop these sites either.  All in all, not a great day.  Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.

 

John

Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.6.7), external hard drive

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