Looking for advice on how best to get rid of a trojan. My father-in-law was complaining that Safari “quit working.” Upon inspection, I noticed right away that Yahoo Search / “Safe Finder” was running every time a search was run. There were no extensions in the Safari preferences that I could delete (and his search engine preference was set to Google). A bit of sleuthing led me to a system profile for CapitalSearchDaemon. I deleted it, rebooted, installed Norton (I’m not a fan…but for his sake, I think it’s a good thing). Norton found a couple of trojans - but the searches are still getting highjacked. He’s running Mojave.
I’m VERY wary of the so called “safe cleaners” and haven’t run any of them. And, in 30+ years of owning Macs, I can’t recall ever having a trojan on one of my Macs…so, I’m at a loss (Google didn’t help…just offered lots of “cleaner” apps). . Any suggestions?