Genieo adware causing Safari crashes
Published December 21st, 2014 at 6:57 AM EDT , modified December 21st, 2014 at 7:50 AM EDT
Over the last week, I’ve been seeing a lot of reports of Safari crashes on Apple’s discussion forums as well as via personal e-mail. All seem to be running Yosemite with Safari 8. Interestingly, in almost every single one of these cases, the Genieo adware was found on the machine. In every case where Genieo was found, removing Genieo solved the problem.
If you are having Safari crashes in Yosemite, searching for and removing Genieo would be the first thing to try. My AdwareMedic app will remove it for you, or you can follow the manual removal instructions for Genieo in my Adware Removal Guide.
For Safari crashes not caused by Genieo, post a question on Apple’s discussion forums.