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who installed McAfee on my Safari

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yolofitz2 Calculating status...
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Aug 16, 2012 4:14 PM

I'm running 10.6.8 on my 2007 macbook.  I rebooted today and now McAfee is on my Safari toolbar.  How did that happen?  How do I remove it-I don't see an uninstall?

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • ~Bee Level 7 Level 7 (30,580 points)
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    Aug 16, 2012 6:48 PM (in response to yolofitz2)

    There's only one way that would get installed:  With the Administrator putting in the Admin password.  It did not come from any re-boot.

     

    Which ISP are you using?

  • ~Bee Level 7 Level 7 (30,580 points)
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    Aug 17, 2012 2:41 PM (in response to yolofitz2)

    I do know that Comcast was offering "free, crucial security program" like two months or so ago . . . and I think it was McAfee.  I remember being surprised.  Anyway, I refuse all Comcast recommended free apps, because I know they're for PCs, not us.

     

    Anyway, glad it's gone (I hope).

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    Aug 17, 2012 3:27 PM (in response to ~Bee)

  • valpal2 Calculating status...
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    Jan 25, 2013 9:22 AM (in response to yolofitz2)

    Same happened to me, and I realized it's because we just had Verizon (like Comcast) come out to give us faster FIOS. (Note: my husband let them install this on my computer while I was out! ) Besides the McAfee logo showing up on my Safari toolbar, I now have a Verizon logo at the top right of my Mac. When I click on it, it says, "Verizon Internet Security Suite - Powered by McAfee...Use this scan to schedule regular scan operations for your Mac to detect viruses, spyware, and other threats."

     

    So, @Bee, this one does say for Mac....

     

    Has anyone had problems with this?

  • ~Bee Level 7 Level 7 (30,580 points)
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    Jan 25, 2013 2:38 PM (in response to valpal2)

    valpac --

     

    If this happened to me, I would immediately look for the McAfee Uninstall file. It's often in the "Install" folder.

    That's obnoxious.  At the very least, it will most likely slow down your Mac.

  • valpal2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 26, 2013 7:28 AM (in response to ~Bee)

    Hi Bee (neighbor! I'm in MD)

    I'm so glad you said something. I told my husband that I thought the internet on my computer was running slower, not faster! I think you are so right! I uninstalled it. Thank you so much for the input and help!

  • ~Bee Level 7 Level 7 (30,580 points)
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    Jan 26, 2013 7:44 AM (in response to valpal2)

    valpal -- SO glad to have helped!

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