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Manually remove the newly found OSX/OpinionSpy spyware
Authored by: MJCube on Jun 03, '10 11:37:45AM
So apparently the name "Uninstall" is a lie. If the above comment is true, this "hint" is not only wrong, but dangerous disinformation!

To simplify, as I understand it: They just want you to run Uninstall and give your password, and then they've got you!

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Manually remove the newly found OSX/OpinionSpy spyware
Authored by: robogobo on Jun 03, '10 12:46:25PM

This hint sounds dangerous. Perhaps it should be removed/modified until it can be verified, in case the uninstall procedure is actually making things worse.



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Manually remove the newly found OSX/OpinionSpy spyware
Authored by: crarko on Jun 03, '10 01:29:04PM

Agreed. If/when the procedure is verified I'll put the removed steps back in.

~Craig



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Manually remove the newly found OSX/OpinionSpy spyware
Authored by: hamarkus on Jun 03, '10 01:06:36PM

On what exactly do you base your 'conclusion' that this won't remove the application:
"Alternatively, move the PremierOpinion folder to the Trash and empty the Trash; if won't delete, choose 'Empty Trash' while holding the Option key. You may need an administrator password. Reboot the Mac after doing this."



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Manually remove the newly found OSX/OpinionSpy spyware
Authored by: crarko on Jun 03, '10 01:31:53PM

I couldn't verify that it works. I agree that it's best to err on the side of caution with this.

~Craig

Edited on Jun 03, '10 01:32:32PM by crarko



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