I'm not familiar with his malware removal tool, but I do use Malwarebytes (the free version) based on recommendations received from several here at the Café.
+1 for Malwarebytes.
They have a Mac version as well as Windows.
Thank you all so much. I’m away from my computer for a while, but later this evening I’ll try what you said and report back!To be pedantic it is nothing to do with Microsoft and it isn't a virus.
Malwarebytes is good at removing malware, including PUPs, which is what this is.
Nope. I haven't downloaded anything. I am suspicious that I was looking at recipes on Pinterest. I think some of those sites might be scams for this purpose. Last time I had something unwanted, I was able to find it in extensions and delete it. This one does not seem to appear anywhere except their icon is on top of some of my Safari pages.Dossy, did you download and install any new software such as some sort of “Mac Cleaner”? That is often how these PUPs get into a system.
I downloaded the free trial. I haven't "activated license" of "upgraded." It does not give me the option of full scan. I tried it again just now and it did not find it. Do you recommend the $39.99?When the Malwarebytes scan finished it should have allowed you to see everything bad it found and then quarantine those things.
Did that happen? Did it say it found Safe Finder? Or other things as well?
Did you do a quick scan or a full scan? Do a full scan.
No, you don't need to pay, that won't help.I downloaded the free trial. I haven't "activated license" of "upgraded." It does not give me the option of full scan. I tried it again just now and it did not find it. Do you recommend the $39.99?
Good, you can restore to that point:I did my last time machine backup before this all happened.