8 Replies Latest reply: Jan 26, 2013 7:44 AM by ~Bee
yolofitz2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

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)
  • 1. Re: who installed McAfee on my Safari
    ~Bee Level 7 Level 7 (30,775 points)

    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?

  • 2. Re: who installed McAfee on my Safari
    yolofitz2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm the administrator of my Macbook but I certainly did not install McAfee.  However, I did find in Safari Preferences the Tab "Extensions" and there was McAfee.  I turned off all extensions (I only had the one) and the McAfee toolbar went away-good.  I still don't know how it entered my system.

    My ISP is Comcast.

  • 3. Re: who installed McAfee on my Safari
    ~Bee Level 7 Level 7 (30,775 points)

    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).

  • 4. Re: who installed McAfee on my Safari
    ~Bee Level 7 Level 7 (30,775 points)

     

  • 5. Re: who installed McAfee on my Safari
    valpal2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    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?

  • 6. Re: who installed McAfee on my Safari
    ~Bee Level 7 Level 7 (30,775 points)

    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.

  • 7. Re: who installed McAfee on my Safari
    valpal2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    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!

  • 8. Re: who installed McAfee on my Safari
    ~Bee Level 7 Level 7 (30,775 points)

    valpal -- SO glad to have helped!