Graboid Information – Graboid Video Removal, PC and Mac Downloads, Video Tutorials

Sean Doyle

Sean Doyle is an engineer from Los Angeles, California. Primary focuses include internet security and web spam. Google+

44 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    so graboid is legal of downloading movies and tv shows since the user is paying a membership and such?

    • Sean Doyle says:

      You’ll have to look at the exact reason on the site or message them, I can’t exactly remember.

      Services like Graboid have agreements with companies to safely distribute video as long as it’s to the copyright holders terms… Giving Graboid the rights to ‘own’ what you’re watching.

      They have a membership and free trial…And just so you know they are currently on vacation until January 3rd, I’m not sure if that means videos will not be updated to their .net client that is used to download/stream videos.

  2. Mark says:

    Has Graboid done something to prevent its removal. I am using a Mac and cannot delete it, trying for an hour now

    • Sean Doyle says:

      No, Graboid’s application can’t do that. But it’s not really uncommon for applications to bug while uninstalling. Try it again later or try deleting all the files manually.

      You might be experiencing rogue issues as well, but i doubt it:

      1. Sophos Antivirus (Mac Home edition)–This is a reputable package that has a free “Home” version available for Mac users.
      2. MacScan–This is distributed by the “SecureMac” developers who run the blog on Mac malware and other security threats.
      3. Intego VirusBarrier–Another long-standing Mac antivirus utility, VirusBarrier has tackled this threat from when it first came out.
      4. Kapersky–Kapersky is a reuptable program for Windows and Linux, and also has an option for OS X users. Some virtualization programs for OS X ship with trials of Kapersky antivirus.
      5. ClamXav–This is a popular and free open-source antivirus scanner.
      6. iAntivirus–this is a free Mac-specific virus scanner for OS X users.
      7. Avast–This is a commercial antivirus suite that has been developed for OS X, and is a reputable option for Windows as well.
      8. MacKeeper–This is a maintenance and OS tweaking tool that uses the Avira antivirus engine.
      9. Norton Antivirus–One of the longest-standing antivirus and security suites for OS X.
      10. McAfee VirusScan–McAfee’s VirusScan developed from the original “Virex” for Mac, and has been developed since into a solid option for OS X users.
    • Dave says:

      Many programs “resist” deletion.
      Completely deleting any program or file can be difficult if not impossible.
      First of all computers don’t actually delete anything. The most it will do is stop accessing the data and stop protecting those sectors where the data was stored from being used to store something else. That is why as long as the media within the hard drive is not totally destroyed information can be recovered. Law enforcement often goes to the effort and expense to recover files that have been “deleted.” Basically, it’s like removing all the punctuation etc. from a book or some other written work. You could still read and understand it no problem but a computer would not understand it at all. I like this example because it illustrates the confusion most people have. Your concern comes from one of the 2 goals we have when we delete something. 1) I want this program or file gone so that there is no trace left and no way anyone can prove it was ever there. It sounds funny but there are times people want things “TOTALLY DELETED.” The only way that can be done is literally melting the media/disks of the hard drive. Assuming that you are not protecting the recipe to coke or KFC’s original chicken then the second goal is yours. Which is… 2) I want this program or file broken so that it won’t function at all. File fragments are not a problem most of the time and if you see a ghost directory, an Icon, or link I would not worry. Satellite programs are the only thing that is usually a problem once you have used the install/remove function. For example if you uninstall “America Online” or some other host type program then all the other programs that functioned within the AOL environment are not going to be deleted but will still be there taking up space.
      I think you most likely have “Broken” the program and no part of it is still functioning. Any program or part of a program that might be intact enough to “do” anything would show up as a virus or be something you can see and address directly by Install/removing it. Once or twice a year EVERY computer should have a checkup and clean up appointment with a computer expert. The number or viruses, trackers, lost sectors and registry errors that can happen in 6 months will surprise you.
      So don’t worry too much about little things like this just make sure you keep your virus scanner up to date and get your computer serviced occasionally or buy an online service plan where a technician remotely services your hard drive or follow directions closely which are outlines on this website.

  3. elflan_dub says:

    Hi I’ve tried to uninstall graboid 3.1. I tried uninstalling via the control panel but the uninstall stops after a couple of seconds without completing the uninstall

  4. penstar says:

    Any advice for deleting from a Mac?

  5. Cody says:

    Thanks for the info.

  6. Renee says:

    I tried this and it is still listed under programs on my computer. Any other advice? I have windows vista.



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