software used to prevent, detect and remove malware such as computer viruses, computer worms, trojan horses, spyware and adware.

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Concerned I may have accidentally dropped malware (or something) onto my system

First time poster in this part of Stack Exchange - apologies I have posted in the wrong section. In short I have an iMac running 10.8. Most of the time I quite happily get about my business but about ...
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I have opened a program from a website, has my MBP been infected with a virus?

I have opened a file on https://kickass.so/revenge-s04e14-hdtv-x264-lol-ettv-t10127520.html. I was supposed to click on a torrent file but I clicked on the big DOWNLOAD link. And I had no idea that ...
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Cannot access any websites { other than google, yahoo, gmail, youtube and facebook (http type) } on macbook air

A week ago I had installed avast antivirus plus avast vpn for about an hour. That exact moment I encountered this trouble for the first time. Then I uninstalled avast by clicking on the uninstall ...
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Why am I getting virus alert after clean formatting MacBook Pro 2014?

I recently clean formatted, erased everything on the hard drive of, my MacBook Pro 2014 and installed OS X El Capitan. I also installed Sophos Aniti-Virus, but Sophos is detecting Android Apperhand ...
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Antivirus in Mac

How can i know if an antivirus is installed on the system? I can get all apps that are installed in the system, but i dont know get their categories. Thanks for all. Best regards!
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Outlook force closes because Avast finds malware

Almost as soon as I open Outlook 2011, Avast pops up with it's shield warning: That's MSIL:GenMalicious-ALS [Trj]. Outlook has then "encountered an error and needs to close"; too quickly for me to ...
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Precautions to prevent iPhone virus from attachment

In a momentary lapse of sanity, I opened up an attachment (a .pdf) from an unknown email address (the domain doesn't seem to be a website) in the gmail app on my iPhone 5. Realizing that there was a ...
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BitDefender opens randomly

BitDefender's Dock icon pops up randomly and I have to quit again and again. I tried to contact the support but got only some generic response. Does anyone have the same problem and have a workaround? ...
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Stop Safari from restoring default preferences after quitting

Every time that I quit Safari, it restores all default preferences. It also resets the homepage to the default apple.com site! (I cannot stand this.) This problem began after installing McAfee, and ...
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Enforcing firewall (native or 3rd-party)

We're currently doing PCI compliance, and one of the requirements is that mobile devices that have access to systems involved in processing card data have personal firewall software installed which ...
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Are there any cloud based antivirus solutions for OSX?

I recently heard about ImmuNet and am interested in learning if there are any cloud based anti-virus solutions for OS X. It appears to be quite a good niche for the OSX community at this point.
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Malware warnings - cause for concern?

I'm fairly sure I know the answer to this, but wanted to confirm - I was doing work on a customers site, and ran into a Google flag for malware (site includes portions from a site beginning proto... ...
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Does Mac OS X have kernel protection mechanism preventing system call table manipulations?

I am looking for a feature in Mac OS X that will specifically protect system call table in the kernel from modifications and hooking, something like Kernel Patch Guard. Is there such a feature and ...
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Stop AVG from scanning all app store downloads

I have AVG Free running on OS X 10.11 and what I'd like to know is how I can prevent it from automatically scanning some/all App Store downloads. For example, whenever I update Xcode, which is a ...
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kernel: decmpfs repeated error messages origin?

I am in the process of evaluating different anti-virus on Mac OS X (Mountain Lion, Mavericks, Yosemite…). Upon running a full scan to test Sophos on a Mountain Lion Mac I witnessed a total slow down ...
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McAfee conflict with existing virus software

I am unable to install Mcafee virus software on my mac due to an existing anti virus software program. I am unable to find the files that are preventing the new installation. Anyone have any ...