8 Replies Latest reply: Mar 15, 2014 4:47 AM by thomas_r. Branched to a new discussion.
mehrnoosh7 Level 1 (0 points)

how can i remove Genieo homepage from mozila and safari???

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • shldr2thewheel Level 7 (25,865 points)

    go to the respective web browsers preferences and set the homepage to one you want.

  • Genieo support Level 1 (25 points)

    We are sorry to hear that you want to uninstall Genieo.

    Genieo is a personalized newspaper - style home page. It has the power of bringing you the news you want, from your favorite sources and offers many unique features that can enrich your browsing experience and keep you up to date with interesting articles and item in your topics of interest.

    Genieo is 100% free, it’s totally private and requires zero managements.

    Should you decide to remove, please visit our FAQ page http://www.genieo.com/faq#uninstall

    And simply follow the instructions.

    Once you are done, you can go to your browser settings and change the default homepage and search to match your decision.


    Chrome: http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95421&topic=1735105& ctx=topic

    IE: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/252464

    FF: http://www.wikihow.com/Change-your-Start-Page-on-Mozilla-Firefox

    Safari: http://browsers.about.com/od/safar1/ss/safarihomepage_3.htm


  • KC888888 Level 1 (0 points)

    Simply, Go to All My Files -> Search for 'genien' -> Then, select all the files that are related to the installation of Genieo Malware. Then, right mouse click-> selct 'Move To Trash'. Then, empty your trash.


    Then, You permanty remove the Genieo Malicious Malware for Mac.


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  • MadMacs0 Level 5 (4,722 points)

    As I commented on your other posting, that doesn't work at all and it's considered impolite to ask for a 'Like'.

  • KC888888 Level 1 (0 points)

    It works for me and that's why I posted it for others, because I spend quite some time to find the solution as it happpens to me! Too bad, it doesn't work for you! And I don't think it's impolite to ask for a 'Like' but you ought to have your opinion though and you don't have to 'Like' it either!! Have a Good Day to you and thanks for giving me some feeback!

  • KC888888 Level 1 (0 points)

    By the way, I understand your question, I did post the answer a bit wrongly since this question is specifically for Safari users or Mozilla users.


    For Safari users, I know how to fix it:


    Open the Safari browser, from the top menu -> choose Safari-> then select Preference, then on General sub-menu-> change the Homepage to be http://www.apple.com if you prefer to open www.apple.com website everytime you opens your Safari browser, or you can choose any other website to open, just not genieo one!


    Hope this helps!

  • MadMacs0 Level 5 (4,722 points)

    KC888888 wrote:


    It works for me and that's why I posted it for others

    Except that I don't think it really did. If you check the Adware Removal Guide : Genieo you'll almost certainly find one or more of these files still there.


    As far as others are concerned, they are long gone. This conversation is over two years old, so I'm sure mehrnoosh7 solved it long ago.

  • thomas_r. Level 7 (30,717 points)

    KC888888 wrote:


    It works for me and that's why I posted it for others


    Except it didn't actually work. You only think it did, because the symptoms are gone. However, the most dangerous components - the ones that can prevent your computer from starting up properly - are still present. Follow the instructions MadMacs0 has directed you to, and please don't re-post inappropriate instructions again!


    I don't think it's impolite to ask for a 'Like'


    The hosts here frown on any attempt to ask for points (ie, asking the original poster to mark your post as "helpful" or "solved"). Asking for a "Like" is evidently similarly frowned on, as the hosts have censored your post. These are rules we all must obey here, and are not matters of opinion or politeness.