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A piece of malware masquerading as an innocent program.

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{facepalm} I downloaded malware called extended icons from skype - removal?

Ok, so ya big facepalm here. I got this as a skype message: "Your skype does not support extended icons. Please download the extension here: " (skypemoticonscomplete dot com) And then went to the ...
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Why Is Mac Malware Less Frequent Than On Windows Systems? [closed]

Whenever I ask friends, colleagues and acquaintances why they have bought an Apple Mac and switched from Windows, nine times out of ten the response I receive is: "Macs don't get viruses" Is it true ...
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Random shutter sound

Every once in a while I hear a loud sound from my Mac. It sounds like either a camera shutter or a keychain lock/unlock. It all started a couple of weeks ago. I fear something is snapping shots of my ...
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Help with a HD reformat and Mountain Lion reinstall due to unknown type of hack, Malware, etc

So, I needed to reformat the HD in my mid 2011 Mac Mini (done) and plan to reinstall Mountain Lion on it. I created an SDXC install disk to do this.  I'm curious to know if the disk2 partition with ...
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DNS Problem: My website loads a spammy page when i visit from my computer, but works fine on my phone and other computers

I have tried visiting http://getridofit.com from my mac using Chrome and Safari. Both times it loads this page: When I visit from any other computer I get the normal website. Is this a DNS problem ...
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How do I check to see if my computer is infected with the OSX/Crisis Trojan?

Just recently, a new trojan for OS X was discovered. Apparently it only affects Snow Leopard and Lion. Whether it does/doesn't affect Mountain Lion is still unknown. The trojan sits on your computer ...
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How to limit my Mac's exposure to malware?

With OS X malware increasingly in the news (see the Flashback Trojan issue), is there anything that I should do to increase the security of my Mac and reduce my exposure to malware? What I'm doing ...
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Did the Java 1.6.0_31 update fix the Flashback trojan problem?

Is the recent Java update of OSX (Java for OS X Lion 2012-002) to 1.6.0_31 also a bug fix for the Flashback malware? The update is described here as: Multiple vulnerabilities exist in Java ...
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Flashback malware on Snow Leopard

My Mac OSX Snow Leopard got exploited by the Flashback malware. There's a summary by F-Secure that I'm trying to follow in order to remove it. This link is similar, and provides a little more detail. ...
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Malware possibilities in jailbroken iPad 2 iOS 5.0.1

Yesterday I asked a question here: Anyone know about /private/var/keybags/backup_keys_cache.db Today after corresponding with my friend via email about this, I found another suspicious file: ...
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How do I tell if the Flash Player Installer is a virus?

There's been a couple of trojans recently that imitate the Adobe Flash Player installer one of which is called OSX/flashback.A. (More info here) I've been wary of updating Adobe Flash Player due to ...