Genieo - A Newspaper Styled Homepage for Mac

Genieo - A Newspaper Styled Homepage for Mac

Average User Rating:
2.2
out of 19 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0
  • Total Downloads:
    2,640
  • Date Added:
    May 07, 2010
  • File Size:
    685.89KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    22
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.5/PPC, Mac OS X 10.6/10.7/10.8

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5 stars

"Relevant news all the time"

October 19, 2014  |  By louis.crockett

 |  Version: Genieo - A Newspaper Styled Homepage 1.0

Pros

Editable, relevant news all the time. No threat to my mac ever recorded.

Cons

The haters.

Summary

I love genieo and am saddened that Yosemite doesn't yet support it.

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5 stars

"It Checks Out Okay"

July 02, 2014  |  By KrissVector vs Virus

 |  Version: Genieo - A Newspaper Styled Homepage 1.0

Pros

Virus-free! Also, I usually just scan for signs, but when I actually took the time to read one of the top stories about a legless lady on the homepage, I actually cried. Great use of words.

Cons

Having an icon on your desktop is required, at least for Windows 7 users.

Summary

I checked this out due to the extensive reports of adware attacks after installing this. There seems to be nothing wrong with it. Unlike all viruses, this so-called "virus" didn't seem to bring up any flags on my virus scanner before I downloaded it. I kept it as my homepage for a three month trial and received no viral symptoms, even through more vigorous viral scans. (I did nothing to protect my computer from the symptoms, I just checked for them.) My personal theory is that Bing (known for making adware and fake search engines under aliases) or Google is trashing the smaller, newer homepages to scare people into using the tried and "true" ones.

Updated on Jul 2, 2014

Do you understand that Mac/Apple computers don't get viruses? Also, did you virus scan the file or your computer before downloading it?

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1 stars

"Half a Star is too much credit!"

April 17, 2014  |  By Djune286

 |  Version: Genieo - A Newspaper Styled Homepage 1.0

Pros

NOTHING! It is horrible!

Cons

This is the worst thing that has ever hit my computer! If this is not a virus I don't know what it is but it sure is not good. I accidentally downloaded this and was unable to get rid of it. Their uninstall program did not help but seemed to make it even worse. I tried manually to remove their files from my MacBook and found more than 40! And when I tried rebooting my computer it crashed.

In the end I had to wipe everything and return my computer and return the original factory settings. I am grateful I had made a back-up of my files only 3 weeks ago on an external memory because otherwise I would have lost all my pics, music, and word documents.

If you see Genieo. Run, just run! Don't get near it!

Summary

DISGUSTING!

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1 stars

"One star is a compliment"

April 10, 2014  |  By jafro

 |  Version: Genieo - A Newspaper Styled Homepage 1.0

Pros

There are none except that it made me write a software review for the first time in over a decade.

Cons

DO NOT INSTALL THIS PRODUCT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. I have 22 years experience supporting Mac systems. Removing this software will brick your Mac if you don't do it properly. Running their uninstaller will not completely remove it from your machine. Upgrading to Mavericks from an older OS while this "software" is installed will brick your Mac. I support a campus of 9.000 users. All of the Mac customers who come to our help desk whose computers won't boot have one thing in common. They all have Genieo installed, and none of them have any clue how it got onto their machines. It's because this product is unethically marketed on legitimate download sites with an ad that masquerades as if it's a different product. It's worse than MacKeeper in that regard. It's time that people stop calling this product "software" and start calling it what it is, crapware. It's adware that opens the door for all of your browsers to be compromised by even more adware and spyware.

Summary

You will regret every second of your computing life immediately following the installation of this product. The hacks who wrote it will fill every review site with false reviews about how good it is. Not only are they all lying and pretending to be happy users, they're profiting from lying to you. This is the ugliest looking software available for the Mac. It is the most worthless, and inexcusable download you will find on cnet. It will ruin your browsing and searching experience while bombarding you with pop-ups. It is also potentially the most harmful thing you can install on your machine from this website. Do not listen to the positive reviews. They are fake reviews. One google search will prove every word I've said here to be true. Everything about its marketing and description of what it does is misleading.

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1 stars

"CNET allows genieo to promote its malware"

March 28, 2014  |  By kraptastic

 |  Version: Genieo - A Newspaper Styled Homepage 1.0

Pros

Good reason to never use CNET to download or find a product.

Cons

CNET allows genieo to promote its malware

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1 stars

"adware or a virus ?"

March 05, 2014  |  By jimmyworth

 |  Version: Genieo - A Newspaper Styled Homepage 1.0

Pros

none that I could see

Cons

it's just advertising, although since so many anti virus companies list it as adware or a trojan, I do wonder why cnet allow it here.

The uninstaller doesn't work, anyone looking to remove it should search online instead

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1 stars

"Useless Spam program that isn't even personalized.Virus"

March 02, 2014  |  By greenboarderplaysMC

 |  Version: Genieo - A Newspaper Styled Homepage 1.0

Pros

Nothing XXXX

Cons

Everything, 5-10 ads appear every time i search. Google has 0-3

Summary

Software that destroys your computer.

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1 stars

"HORRIBLE, INSIDIOUS, DO NOT DOWNLOAD!!!!"

February 26, 2014  |  By ps_dunne

 |  Version: Genieo - A Newspaper Styled Homepage 1.0

Pros

None that I could see. So, I tried to uninstall it, using their own uninstall program...which, by the way, does NOT uninstall it. These guys are CRIMINAL!!!!

Cons

Leaves bits of the program within the registry and other places (browser, etc.). This is ADWARE and it has the potential to be malicious. It's definitely UNWANTED. The program creators should be sued.

Summary

WARNING!!! DO NOT DOWNLOAD. THIS IS ADWARE IN DISGUISE!!!!! DOWNLOAD AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!!!

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1 stars

"IT'S A VIRUS!"

February 24, 2014  |  By jobot123456

 |  Version: Genieo - A Newspaper Styled Homepage 1.0

Pros

None at all

Cons

If you accidentally download this, it won't let you uninstall without giving your computer a virus!! This company should be reported and closed down.

Summary

Don't make my mistake! Don't download this thing

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1 stars

"Evil and pernicious - think carefully before installing"

February 07, 2014  |  By matilda66

 |  Version: Genieo - A Newspaper Styled Homepage 1.0

Pros

none, nada

Cons

My son downloaded this after reading a review (probably planted by a genieo employee). Then the annoying, continuous pop ups started, it took over all our browser homepages, and getting it uninstalled completely was a frustrating, time consuming experience. (Hint - do not use the method recommended by genieo itself.)
I never write reviews, but am doing so in this case to spare others the same experience. The genieo app reminds me of the robot dog in the Wallace and Gromit cartoon - at first it seems friendly and helpful, but it turns out to be pure evil.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.0
Genieo is now available for the Mac with a unique approach to managing information overload
General
Publisher Genieo
Publisher web site http://www.genieo.com
Release Date February 17, 2010
Date Added May 07, 2010
Version 1.0
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Newsreaders & RSS Readers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5, Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Mac OS X 10.7, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.6
Additional Requirements Menu bar - The Genieo was added to your Mac's menu bar. To access Genieo, click on the icon and select "Open Genieo". You can also disable Genieo directly from this menu. Updates - Genieo automatically checks for software updates. The Genieo icon will display an "arrow" badge to indicate that a new version is available. Click on the icon and select "Update". Notifications - Genieo will notify you of new interesting items as they come in using the Growl notification system. You can disable Genieo's notifications from the menu-bar icon.
Download Information
File Size 685.89KB
File Name InstallGenieo.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,640
Downloads Last Week 22
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
 
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