Genieo - A Newspaper Styled Homepage for Mac

Genieo - A Newspaper Styled Homepage for Mac

Average User Rating:
2.1
out of 18 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
1.0
File Size:
685.89KB
Date Added:
May 07, 2010
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Mac OS X 10.5/PPC, Mac OS X 10.6/10.7/10.8
Total Downloads:
2,530
Downloads Last Week:
13
Product ranking:
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.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    2.1

    out of 18 votes

    • 5 star: 4
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 13
  • Current Version:

    2.1

    out of 18 votes

    • 5 star: 4
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 13
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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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  • 1 stars

    "Intrusive adware that's hard to remove."

    December 07, 2013   |   By GenieoAdware

    Version: Genieo - A Newspaper Styled Homepage 1.0

    Pros

    The best thing is knowing that it's finally gone

    Cons

    It's intrusive & dishonest

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