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Yes.  I installed Avast a few months ago because of a sudden surge of
adware/browser hijacking.  This was the first time that I have had an
infection on a computer running Avast.  Adware medic found it when Avast
didn't.  Resetting the New Tab page, the Homepage, and clearing browsing
history fixed the problem after the file was removed.

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 7:09 PM, Tom Heller <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Sorry, after reading a second time I see you tried Avast. Is this the
> first time you've seen a problem since using Avast on Macs?
> On Mar 25, 2016 2:25 PM, "Tom Heller" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>> I have Avast on my Mac and on a few teacher Macbooks.
>>
>> https://www.avast.com/en-us/free-mac-security
>>
>> Tom Heller
>> Tech Educator @ 802 Milton HS
>> ------------------------------------------------
>> Windows cleaner, Ubuntu user.
>>
>>
>> On Fri, Mar 25, 2016 at 2:17 PM, Amanda Bickford <
>> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>
>>> 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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