Danger level 4
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application


Genieo is a legitimate computer application that can alter the search provider of Internet Explorer. Genieo is known as personalized web information management application which does not require the interference of the user. The application monitors the user’s interest and generates a news feed on the start page of the browser.  It also analyzes your preferences and filters information in order to provide you with the latest news.

The browser is available on its official website genieo.com. It is highly advisable to read the information provided in the installation wizard as you can find interesting facts about the application. The license agreement of Genieo states that Newspaper Styled Homepage analyzes your browsing history and provides you with articles and videos from your favorite websites. It is also said that your privacy is kept safe; however, we have found that the personalized homepage can generate display advertisements which are not related to your earlier browsing sessions. As a result, you should avoid those ads and remove Genieo from the PC and Internet Explorer.

It is also important to note that Genieo can change your default search provider on Internet Explorer. It will be changed to Search the web search engine, whose address is search.genieo.com/.  The application also creates its desktop shortcut, so that you can easily open the customized search engine. When using the search engine in question, you must have noticed that it generates advertisements. Do not hurry to click the first hit on the search results list as you may click a link to an advertising website whose content is not related to your search query.

In addition to advertisements and the news related to your earlier browsing sessions, on the right side of the browser you will find Birthday Reminder and a box containing various search keywords. If you are one of those who do not like unnecessary applications or links to suspicious websites, it is high time you removed Genieo personalized homepage.

In order to remove the unwanted application, follow the instructions provided below. When you double-click the unwanted application, you will be provided with two options dealing with the default search engine of the browser. Click the two options and then click Yes to complete the uninstall procedure.

How to remove Genieo

Windows Vista and Windows 7

  1. Open the Start menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Click Uninstall a program.
  3. Double-click Genieo (published by Gineo Innovation Ltd.)

Windows XP

  1. Open the Start menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Click Add or Remove programs.
  3.  Select Genieo and click the Remove button.

Windows 8

  1. Press and hold down the Windows key and press R.
  2. Type control panel and click OK.
  3. Select Uninstall a program.
  4. Remove Genieo.

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