remove unwanted fanatic toolbars on mac

March 30, 2011 at 18:00:20
Specs: Macintosh 10.5.8
I need to uninstall Fanatic free tv toolbar. No you can't go to Finder Applications on a MAC. Nothing works. I did a clean install of Safari but it still locks Safari up {it never completely loads} and you get the massage "Failed to load the Television Fanatic Toolbar Plugin". At this point I have to force quit Safari! PLEASE any help!

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#1
March 30, 2011 at 18:50:37
Internet plug-ins are stored in two places. One is in the Library/Internet plug-ins folder at the root level of the hard drive, the other is in Library/Internet plugins folder found in your user's folder. Trash the plug-in that is causing the problem.

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#2
March 31, 2011 at 12:28:57
Sorry to sound so stupid, but what is root level and users folder? I have nothing like that in plug-ins folder. If I go to users and go to library that way I have an internet plug-ins folder, but nothing in it! Where and how do I find the other assuming the one I found was the right one?

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#3
March 31, 2011 at 12:48:18
Golfer
First thanks for the info. I guess you can't talk to MAC support unless you pay them $50 per hr or what ever they are charging now!

I think I found the root level, when I first click on "my hard drive" I came up with "Library" then "Internet plugins", but nothing in it that looks like it would be related to "Fanatic Free TV Toolbar" unless it is disguised. Is this a MAC Safari plug-in? Its driving me nuts or by now it's just a short PUTT! I can't use Safari now, and I have been using it since it came out.


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#4
March 31, 2011 at 13:00:55
Took out all the plug ins in the root folder still locks Safari up! Wow now what?

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#5
March 31, 2011 at 14:10:40
Golfer,
Well after you headed me in the right direction, and I didn't fined anything in root or user at internet plug-in folders I went on looking in any "Library" folder. I found it at user-library-scripting additions! There it was. Thanks for your help. i would still be looking!
ewshaw

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#6
July 22, 2011 at 20:46:24
Thanks for the tip. The television fanatical was located at the user-library-scripting addition folder but disguised as something else. I uninstalled successfully using clean my mac, where it listed it as the television fanatic.exe

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#7
July 26, 2011 at 05:22:14
Thank you, ewshaw, for that last tip! I don't even know how this plugin popped up on my computer, but we were struggling to find it on the hard drive, too! Got it out of the Scripting Applications folder, and we're back in business!



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#8
July 26, 2011 at 12:53:54
I JUST REMOVED THE PEST FOLLOWING THE NEXT STEPS: ON YOUR DESKTOP MENU CLIC ON "GO" THEN CLIC ON "COMPUTER" THEN CLIC ON "USER" (IT WILL BE UNDER "PLACES", COULD TI HAVE DIFFERENT NAME IF YOU PERSONALICE IT IS USUALY WITH A LITTLE HOUSE LOGO) THEN CLIC ON "LIBRARY" THEN CLIC ON "SCRIPTING ADDITIONS" THEN DOBLE FINGER CLIC ON "TelevisionFanatic.osax" THEN CLIC ON "MOVE TO TRASH, NOW TRY TO OPEN YOUR SAFARY.....GOOD LUCK TO ALL!!!!!!

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#9
August 5, 2011 at 21:05:25
Thanks. I had spoken to an Apple tech for half an hour- no results.
I saw your answer to the problem- and now I'm back on- line.
Many thanks, friend.

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#10
August 8, 2011 at 10:33:23
OMG Thank You sooooooo much for the tips. I have successfully removed that STUPID Television Fanatic plugin. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You

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#11
August 18, 2011 at 10:59:25
I removed plug-ins from library but had no success in removing toolbar. In another thread on the same topic I found the following which worked for me (all seemed embarrassing obvious in the end):

Go to Safari tool bar
Click on Safari
Go to Preferrences
Go to Extensions
Click UNINSTALL on Television Fanatic

I spent hours searching folders for .exe files so sympathies with all.


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#12
August 26, 2011 at 07:37:16
To remove the televisionFanatic plugin..... When the error message comes up saying ... Safari could not open....look on the message where it says plugin path .. It will show you the path to where the plugin is located...mine was different then these other helpers ... It was located in the hard drive...I followed the path in the error message and there it was...all I had to do was drag it to the trash and now my safari is working fine...hope this helps you.

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#13
September 26, 2011 at 01:50:42
In Chrome it goes in as an Extension.

So from top navigation select 'Window' -> 'Extensions'

You should see it listed there... and you can use the 'Uninstall' link under the Extension.


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