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Hi,  no extra software necessary.  Just click Safari's "Clear History" or Chrome's "Clear Browsing Data" and you will be all set.  We teach all of our students and staff this trick, and we have had no issues in 8 years. 

-AB

On Fri, Mar 25, 2016 at 1:14 PM, Edith Fogarty <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Resetting Chrome and the Safari homepage after the AdwareMedic scan seemed to do the trick!  Thanks!!

Edith Fogarty
Technology Integration Facilitator
Bradford Elementary School
143 Fairground Rd
Bradford, VT 05033
802.222.4077 x208
802.222.5196 fax

On Fri, Mar 25, 2016 at 12:39 PM, Edith Fogarty <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
I haven't had any luck with adware medic removing Chumsearch from Chrome or Safari.

Edith Fogarty
Technology Integration Facilitator
Bradford Elementary School
143 Fairground Rd
Bradford, VT 05033
802.222.4077 x208
802.222.5196 fax

On Fri, Mar 25, 2016 at 11:20 AM, Robert Wickberg <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
I've used adware medic, now known as Malwarebytes for Mac, very successfully to remove this stuff, but we still have some Macs that can't be upgraded beyond OS 10.7, and it won't run on them.  I tried Avast, and it didn't detect or clean up a piece of crapware called Shoptool that one teacher managed to install on his desktop iMac.  I was able to find if on my own, but I'm still looking for a good tool that will work on 10.6 and 10.7.

On Fri, Mar 25, 2016 at 11:03 AM, Drew Blanchard <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Greetings!

Get AdwareMedic (now bundled with Malwarebytes):  http://www.adwaremedic.com/index.php

It won’t prevent the problem from occurring (even having extensions like AdBlock Plus don’t help there), but does clean up the mess after crapware gets installed.

We’ve learned to truly despise things like MacKeeper and Tune Up My Mac - but Adware Medic can get rid of ‘em.

Drew

On Fri, Mar 25, 2016 at 10:59 AM, Edith Fogarty <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
I am looking for suggestions for preventing adware infections on teacher Macs.  Yes, telling teachers not to download files is one option, but not a realistic one.  We currently run Avast on all teacher machines, but this hasn't prevented our latest infection.  

Edith Fogarty
Technology Integration Facilitator
Bradford Elementary School
143 Fairground Rd
Bradford, VT 05033
802.222.4077 x208
802.222.5196 fax

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Winooski City Schools
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