Remove from Safari MAC OS X is a browser hijacker, which is promoted via other free downloads, and once installed it will change your browser homepage and default search engine to
[Image: hijack]

InstallMac will display advertisements and sponsored links in your search results, and may collect search terms from your search queries. The infection is used to boost advertising revenue, as in the use of blackhat SEO, to inflate a site’s page ranking in search results.

The it’s technically not a virus, but it does exhibit plenty of malicious traits, such as rootkit capabilities to hook deep into the operating system, browser hijacking, and in general just interfering with the user experience. The industry generally refers to it as a “PUP,” or potentially unwanted program. got on your computer after you have installed a freeware software (video recording/streaming, download-managers or PDF creators) that had bundled into their installation this browser hijacker.

For example, when you install DivXPlayer, you will also agree to change your browser homepage to, set your default search engine to, and install the Shareaza Music Toolbar.
However when you uninstall Shareaza Music Player from your computer, your web browser’s default settings will not be restored. This means that you’ll have to remove Shareaza Music Toolbar and from your favorite web browser manually.

You should always pay attention when installing software because often, a software installer includes optional installs, such as this browser hijacker. Be very careful what you agree to install.
Always opt for the custom installation and deselect anything that is not familiar, especially optional software that you never wanted to download and install in the first place. It goes without saying that you should not install software that you don’t trust.

How to remove (Virus Removal Guide)

STEP 1: Uninstall from Mac OS X

  1. You can download the InstallMac uninstaller from the below link:
    INSTALLMAC UNINSTALLER DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will open a web page from where you can download the InstallMac uninstaller for this malicious program)
  2. Double-click on the Uninstaller.dmg program to start the uninstall process, then click on the Open button.
    [Image: Uninstall malicious program]
  3. A pop-up window will ask you if you want to reset your browser to its default settings, when this happens you will need to click on the Yes button.
    [Image: Remove from web browswer]
  4. Next, select (triple-click) the following line, then control-click and select Services > Reveal from the contextual menu:/library/launchdaemons/com.genieoinnovation.macextension.client.plist
    /library/launchagents/com.genieoinnovation.macextension.plistIf a Finder window opens with the file com.genieoinnovation.macextension.client.plist or com.genieoinnovation.macextension.plist selected, drag it to the Trash, then just click OK.
  5. You can now restart your Apple MAC OS X.

STEP 2: Remove with avast! Free Antivirus for Mac

  1. You can download avast! Free Antivirus for Mac utility from the below link.
    AVAST FREE ANTIVIRUS FOR MAC DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will open a new web page from where you can download “avast! Free Antivirus”)
  2. After downloading avast Antivirus for Mac, double-click the downloaded file ‘avast_free_antivirus_mac_setup.dmg‘.
  3. In the new window double-click on ‘avast!.pkg’ file and follow the instructions on the displayed window ( read AVAST End User License Agreement, click ‘Agree‘, and then click ‘Install’ to complete the installation then press ‘Close’.
  4. When the Avast Antivirus will start, perform a “Full System Scan” to remove from your Mac OS X.
    Avast for Mac Scan
  5. Avast will remove any malicious files that may be installed on your Apple Mac OS X, and further more Avast will protect your machine from future infection.

If you are still experiencing problems while trying to remove from your machine, please start a new thread in our Malware Removal Assistance forum.


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  • Diveafall

    Words cannot express how grateful I am for this tip. You guys are awesome!

  • Brian

    Awesome thank you! I’ll have to watch out the next time my fiancee says she wants to download a cute island ppt theme

  • DHammer

    YAY!!!!! THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH!!! That is the 2nd time that happened and I get so frustrated…..I HATE bong!…..I mean Bing:-)

  • Momo

    This helped! Thanks so much!

  • Louis

    Thank you! I share the same sense of gratitude as most of those who posted before me. Glad you posted this. Keep this up!

  • Emma

    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!! I was worried that I was going to put another virus on my computer when I installed this, but it worked! INSTALL MAC IS GONE YAYYY!

  • Kat

    Thank you. I removed it from Safari, but sometimes it still appears on chrome. How can I remove it from chrome? I’ve tried the preference, default homepage search engine stuff but I still see the install.mac appear on chrome for me.

    Thank you.

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    Hi Stelian,
    A very big thank you – I’ve just removed this s*** from my system, thanks to you…

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  • greg

    The uninstall just opened a blank page. Not sure if the site disabled this page, but….help

  • Stephen

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  • geniokiller

    You must remove also /Library/Frameworks/GenioExtra.Framework

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