Internet Cleanup
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Internet Cleanup is a utility that cleans up cleans up Internet preferences and files left behind that may have sensitive data in them. It also has the following features:

Protect Your Personal Information
Stop your personal information from being transmitted over the Internet. You choose what information you want protected, and only a password can unlock it. If you are tricked onto a non-secure Web page, Internet Cleanup's Personal Info Protector will prevent any of that protected info from populating any forms.

Detect and Eliminate
What's New
Version 5.1.1: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4.2 or later



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Lacwbo commented on 29 Aug 2009
Beware, this application has not been updated to be compatible with OS X 10.6, Snow Leopard. For as long as Apple has had copies for developers, it's incredible that this Vendor has not seen fit to upgrade this application.
[Version 5.0]


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LARKW commented on 25 Jul 2008
I run Mac OS 10.4.11 on a mini, and have installed and reinstalled IC5.0 many times.

The product continually flashes a warning saying "Processes are not working". Their website claims that only users that log in w/o admin accounts get this error message, which is a total fabrication. Internet Cleanup 5.0 does not work. To Smith Micro's credit they will refund purchases. Sad since it would be nice if the program functioned.

Don't buy the product. You'll be very disappointed
[Version 5.0]


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syharris reviewed on 22 May 2008
I've used Internet Cleanup over the years through several versions (first Aladdin owned it, then Allume and now Smith-Micro) but eventually abandoned it in disgust due to endless problems with it.
When IC 5.0 became available, I decided to give it another try thinking, "maybe Smith-Micro finally got Internet Cleanup together".......one could hope, no?
Alas, no joy...sigh.
Internet Cleanup 5.0 caused my Mac to freeze, again and again; so I trashed the diabolical thing and requested my money back, which, to Smith-Micro's credit, was granted promptly and without issue.
[Version 5.0]


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gzlakewood tipped on 24 Dec 2007
For all those who are frustrated about not being able to remove "Network SpyAlert has expired" pop-up. Relax.

My anger was not justified. To remove notice, use step three: Find Apple's Automator, I destroy.

It is on Micro Smith web page. It solved the problem! Again, go to their Web site,
find stated problem and follow simple instructions.

Smith Micro is really fair and O.K.

George
[Version 4.0]


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uh_huh commented on 29 May 2007
Hunk of crap. I can NOT get this Netblockade off my mac. Furious with this developer!
[Version 4.0]

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lrr46 commented on 15 Oct 2007
Has anyone provided an answer to removing Netblockade? I can't get it off my system either.
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MacUpdate-Lon commented on 15 Oct 2007
If you download the application and then run the installer application again, using the UNINSTALL feature, you can get rid of the pesky NetBlockade and Net Cleanup as well.
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lrr46 replied on 15 Oct 2007
thank you. I tried this, but the uninstaller didn't come up. I'll try again tonight and see if it works this time.

Thanks
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8oo8 replied on 23 Oct 2007
If you still haven't been able to delete Netblockade, try using EasyFind http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/11076
It should do the trick....that's how I got rid of all Internet Cleanup's files many months ago.
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sgageby commented on 05 Mar 2007
This programs implants NetBlockade which is practically impossible to delete. It effects many Web pages that you normally visit.

Thanks to one of the comments in this forum, if you download the application and then run the installer application again, using the UNINSTALL feature, you can get rid of the pesky NetBlockade and Net Cleanup as well.

Thank you for this forum.
[Version 4.0]


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8oo8 commented on 04 Feb 2007
Whoa! This thing is a disaster. I installed it (version 4.0) and restarted my Mac as required, and my Mac had a fit!
Took forever to start up, then was balky, spastic and unresponsive. And my Airport connection kept cutting out.
I then trashed this hideous monster as fast as I could! And I had to reconfigure my Airport connection, too. Everything was running smoothly until I installed this piece of ****.
I have been using Internet Cleanup since the first version....it was always fairly buggy, but this version, version 4.0, is just horrible!
I must say, I have a very low opinion of Internet Cleanup's developers. They never have been able to get their act together.
[Version 4.0]

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Matt Shearer replied on 14 Apr 2008
Netblockade begain showing up on my Mac in the last two days. I have no idea how I acquired it. I read one forum comment suggesting using EasyFind to destroy the program. I was able to destroy files so I could not see them but they clearly are running in background as all Flash is blocked. My machine runs much slower when proceeding to websites. In some cases it's too slow to do business. This program is wreaking my business. Can anyone help me kill it?
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Mac OS Y reviewed on 04 Dec 2006
1) It's useless
2) It makes more damages than spyware!
3) It's very hard/impossible to remove
4) AND IT'S SHAREWARE TOO!
[Version 4.0]


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Lacwbo commented on 29 Nov 2006
For those of you who are having trouble removing all of the files related to Internet Cleanup, download the demo copy and use the uninstall feature. It will remove the troublesome warning during startup regarding Protection that has Expired.
[Version 4.0]

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lrr46 commented on 15 Oct 2007
I'm still trying to remove Netblockade from my MAC. I ran the installer again, but I never got the uninstaller. I went in to my hard drive and removed some of the files someone had suggested, but I'm still having problems using Firefox and viewing sites I want to view.

Any other suggestions out there?
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rrccaakkee commented on 07 Nov 2006
My MacBook Pro ran great until I bought this "just in case." They next day I started having kernel panics and had to remove the progam. Just like everyone else, I couldn't remove the program entirely without googling help and removing strange files from the hard drive. Yuck.
[Version 4.0]


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appeltjevoor dedorst had trouble on 14 Apr 2008
help me !!

i just installed internet cleanup 5 on my recently bought mini mac and after strating it up it takes forever...(45 min) to start teh MAC again...it starts out with a apple sign but after awhile it changes into a (sort of) stop sign....should i keepit running (i already tried to reboot) what can i do... is this software trustwurthy?

how can I undo this software download if my screen doesnt come up...its still in STOP (sign)mode

please help !

steven
[Version 5.0]

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cdm commented on 25 Apr 2008
I had the same problem (macbook pro running leopard; internet cleanup 5.0). I booted from a clone to access the hard drive (alternatively you could access your HD in target mode from another mac). I then deleted everything I could find associated with internet cleanup. I deleted a bunch of .plist files, but I think the critical files to delete were netblockade.kext and/or netspywareblocker.kext (I might be misremembering that filename, but search for .kext files and you'll see the ones I mean). After that my machine booted; I downloaded the IC software again and chose the uninstall option. Things now seem to be back to normal.

Now to ask for my money back.
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chriskt replied on 06 Jan 2009
My mac is freezing up too, can't get it to start at all. How do I bypass the screen with the stop symbol?
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Tee123 had trouble on 14 Apr 2008
Help!
i have the same pop up problem...
I've followed the step-by-step instruction which seems to work for most of the users, however I couldn't locate the files contains 'aladdinsys' and the 'allume'..the pop up still goes on and getting on my nerves..
just to avoid seeing the pop ups, I use the Mac space function and work in other spaces...
[Version 5.0]


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KatieM had trouble on 01 Sep 2006
I ordered something called Internet Cleanup, from Allume Systems. It has a feature called NetBlockade, which started working immediately, though I hadn't installed anything, as far as I know. This confused me. (Part of the confusion was that I had just updated my Mac PowerBook G4 from OS 10.3.3 (I think) to 10.4.7.)

Anyway, to make a tedious story short, the NetBlocade feature (whose Icon looks like like a horizontal barber's pole, but may be intended to represent a railroad blocker) was said to block pesky popups. Actually, it blocks all sorts of things I want to see, including the Yahoo chess program. I get the icon where the board should be. The very stupid program can't distinguish some aspect of chess programs and the like from popups. So literally, no more chess on this computer.

I sought help from Allume, but got no response at all. Then -- unwisely no doubt -- I tried to "uninstall" by removing every reference to Internet Cleanup in my hard disk. Now there are no visible remnents of Internet Cleanup, but the NetBlockade is still in force. What can I do? Do I have to abort my system and start over?
[Version 4.0]


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ih8internetcleanup had trouble on 28 Aug 2006
if you are like how i was for about 6 months, you relize that even when you delete internet cleanup, and all its componints, you still get that ANNOYING messege everyime you log in that says something like Network spy alert protection has expired please run demo and purchase.(or something like that) for a while i searched the web, and finally got rid of it! heres how to do it.

1) First, go to the "Applications" folder and check to see there are NO "Internet Cleanup 1.0.x" or "Internet Cleanup 2.0.x" folders there. If there, are any, delete them.

2) Go to your "MacintoshHD:Library:CFMSupport:" location, where "MacintoshHD" is the name of your hard drive and check to see that "ICRuntimeSupportLib2" has been deleted. If it hasn't, delete it.

3) Please navigate to "MacintoshHD:System:Library:Extensions:" and make sure that "NetBlockade.kext" and "NetworkSpyAlert.kext" have been removed. If they haven't, please delete them. You'll need to authenticate to remove them. If you have trouble with step, please let me know. It's very important these files are removed or you'll continue to get expiration alerts.

4) Go to "MacintoshHD:Library:Preferences:" and remove any file that contains the "aladdinsys" or "allume" name in it.

5) Go to "MacintoshHD:Users:username:Library:Preferences:", where "username" is your login name and "MacintoshHD" is your hard drive, and remove any file that contains the "aladdinsys" or "allume" name in it.

6) Reboot your machine again. Make sure your trash is empty.**

I did this, and finally got rid off that pesky messege when i log in. Hope this works. If you have any other questions, email me at colclough5992@comcast.net
[Version 4.0]


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Yott had trouble on 10 Feb 2006
Yes, it really works and blocks the unwanted adds.... Perhaps a little to much, as with the new 3.0.2 version, I am no more able in Safari to completely see the Macupdate software pages when Netblockade. Only the reviews are displayed!!
Luckily, when using Firefox, everything (except true adds) shows nicely on my window
[Version 3.0.1]



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Lucy's Screen rated on 10 Mar 2012

[Version 5.1]



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richardtoo rated on 06 Nov 2011

[Version 5.1]



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Cjcarton rated on 14 Oct 2011

[Version 5.1]


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Date:27 Oct 2009
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Internet Cleanup is a utility that cleans up cleans up Internet preferences and files left behind that may have sensitive data in them. It also has the following features:

Protect Your Personal Information
Stop your personal information from being transmitted over the Internet. You choose what information you want protected, and only a password can unlock it. If you are tricked onto a non-secure Web page, Internet Cleanup's Personal Info Protector will prevent any of that protected info from populating any forms.

Detect and Eliminate Spyware
Surveillance programs watch your every move. Don't let someone record what you type, track where you go, or take snapshots of your screen. Internet Cleanup 4's enhanced Network SpyAlert™ makes it even easier to stop programs from making secret online connections and stop spam emails from reporting back home.

Now Selectively Block FLASH Ads
Pop-ups are distracting and annoying. Banner ads can slow down your surfing to a crawl. Netblockade™ will filter ads selectively or turn them off entirely, block pop-ups and pop-unders, and even block Flash ads! NetBlockade supports all major browsers, including Safari, Firefox, and IE.

Sort and Toss Unwelcome Email Attachments
Strip unwanted attachments from Apple Mail, Entourage, and Eudora emails without deleting the text message they arrived with, automatically! With the SmartRules™, you can sort through thousands of email for particular attachments, then delete, move, or archive them!

Cover Your Online Tracks
Wield total control over third party Web cookies, or let Internet Cleanup's enhanced and automated cookie management handle the cleanup tasks for you. Erase Web browser histories and cache files, erase Instant Messenger chat logs, and more.

Stop Web Sites from Watching You
Browsers store the Web pages you visit! Anyone can easily examine your Web browser's cache, cookies, and history of sites visited! Internet Cleanup 4 supports more browsers than ever before!

Make Sure Those Files are Truly Gone
Tossing private or confidential files in the trash doesn't prevent them from being recovered. Even emptying the trash won't protect you from prying eyes. Shred those Files! Secure Delete™ ensures your files will be permanently overwritten and completely unrecoverable.


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