Genieo Removal Instructions
Genieo is a potentially unwanted application (PUA) created by Genieo Innovations Ltd. It is supposed to be very useful and provide the user with the latest news and reports, however it also has some negative characteristics. Read the following article and find out why we recommend to delete Genieo from your computer.
What does Genieo do?
From the first glance this application looks highly positive and it may be hard to understand why we advise to remove Genieo. For instance, it generates a news feed that corresponds very well to your personal preferences, because the application follows your internet activity and presents you only with the relevant information. While this may seem very convenient, you should consider weather you really wish some unknown program to have access to your data. If it satisfies you, then you will be able to watch videos and read articles from your favorite pages. If, however, you find the fact that someone checks your browsing history unacceptable, then you will wish to get rid of Genieo as soon as possible.
This suspicious application also performs many other activities that will make you really consider the advantages of Genieo removal. First of all, it generates countless advertisements that can be very annoying and intrusive. While the more observant users read about them in software license agreement, for many they will be an unpleasant surprise. In addition to the irritation over the pop-ups, you should also know that it is very possible that the ads are not trustworthy which means that you should stay away from them. If you do not wish to be constantly interrupted by a potentially dangerous advertisements, we advise to eliminate Genieo.
It was also noticed that Genieo modifies the settings of Internet Explorer. Once it is installed it changes your current default search engine to search.genieo.com/. Even though it may look professional, in reality this engine displays many sponsored links and advertisements. It means that you should be very careful while using this search tool, because if you click the wrong link, you may be directed to unsafe website. Unfortunately, this application appears not to be as safe as it would like us to think.
How to remove Genieo?
The most efficient way to deal with this PUA is to install a legitimate anti-spyware and use it to terminate Genieo. If you wish to erase Genieo manually, you will find detailed instructions under the article. Either way, we suggest not to delay Genieo removal any longer.
Windows Vista and Windows 7
- Open Start menu and choose Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program and uninstall Genieo.
- Click Start and open Control Panel.
- Click Add or Remove programs and choose Genieo.
- Tap Remove button.
- Press Windows key+R.
- Type in Control Panel and click OK.
- Select Uninstall a program and uninstall Genieo.