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Hi there, I suddenly have "Installer" running on my Mac every time I start it up (even from sleep). I recently installed CC Cleaner on the machine (before the issue started) Is it possible that It could have been installed with the cleaner?


Thanks in advance for your help.




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Hi Jay, and welcome to the forum.


I don't think it's anything which came down with CCleaner, but there is an adware program called "genieo" which has been around for a number of years, and in various guises, and can run a process called "Installer".


Although this may not be the issue, it's the first thing to check out just in case.


Have a read here ...




That article was written in 2013, and updated in 2015, and apparently this adware is still around.


To be absolutely safe, can I suggest you follow the advice given and download "Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Mac" (free), which will scan and remove any adware you may have inadvertently downloaded onto your computer.


Hope that helps, and let us know how you get on.


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