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tad newberry
Mystery Installer keeps appearing...
on Jan 10, 2015 at 4:48:25 pm

i've ejected it everytime, but upon reboot there it sits, and then also launches.

on get info, next to disk image it says "/private/tmp/tmpinstallmc.dmg". any ideas?

thanks for helping out a bonehead!
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John Rofrano
Re: Mystery Installer keeps appearing...
on Jan 18, 2015 at 5:25:33 pm

[tad newberry] "on get info, next to disk image it says "/private/tmp/tmpinstallmc.dmg". any ideas?"
It sounds like you have picked up a nasty AdWare program called Genieo and need to download and run AdwareMedic. I just cleaned up a friends Mac with this. It works really well. This is not antivirus, it's anti-adware. You may need anti-virus as well. Sophos has a free version that works well.

If you don't use the Web Of Trust add-on for Safari I highly recommend it. It will rate all of the links on Google searches and warn you of dangerous ones. It does this if you type the web URL as well so if something redirects you to a bad web site it will bock it and warn you. You can't be too careful.

~jr

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http://www.vasst.com



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Brian Ruiz
Re: Mystery Installer keeps appearing...
on Jan 19, 2015 at 11:32:49 pm

Bump for relevance! I have been having this problem myself. Can anyone help us?


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John Rofrano
Re: Mystery Installer keeps appearing...
on Jan 20, 2015 at 1:13:16 am

Have you tried AdwareMedic?

~jr

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