A virus is a malicious computer program that can duplicate itself and spread to other computers.

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Can someone help me evaluate if this is a scam for Mac support?

My father-in-law purchased a $400 lifetime support contract with a company (Cyber PC Experts). Recently his computer has been acting up—running very slowly—so he requested support. The service tech ...
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Removing MySearchDial malware

My brother decided to install uTorrent on my iMac. In doing so, he accepted the installation of MySearchDial, a browser hijacker. I now have no idea how to remove it. Adding a new tab in Chrome will ...
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Virus from adult websites?

I go to my safari and it says I have viruses from adult websites, I'm guilty of that yes. But it then shows its checking my android in one tab and another says my iPhone has a virus. Is this true? Or ...
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Macbook Pro (mid 2010) shutting down upon boot up

Here is my question. My macbook pro has been acting crazy for a while, shutting down unexpectedly daily. Every once in a while it will work for a day or two but eventually will start shutting down ...
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How do u remove an iPad virus [closed]

I have an iPad Air 2 using netstat app. showed me I have compute-1.amazonaws.com running I googled it an it said its a virus. Does anyone no how to remove it I've cleared browser history, factory ...
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how can I trust website that telling me I have viruses or malware. [duplicate]

This is the website telling me that I have virus. Is it true? If it not, what happened to my iPad. Before, someone download a lot of PDFs, it a book, studying book, many other. Few day later I got 8 ...
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Is this a new virus or adware/malware signature? How do I resolve this?

Since the last 12 hours or so, I've been facing a virus that's somewhat peculiar. When I open websites, and click any link on those websites, I get a new pop-up tab that opens a link from ...
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Why am I seeing these weird characters in the popup that asks for my password when I try to update Adobe Flash on my Mac?

I'm running OS X Yosemite on a Macbook Pro. I recently had an update for adobe flash but when the password prompt pops up to continue the installation of the update it looks like this: What's going ...
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rabbitsearch malware

It seems that my PC got infected with malware. When I open Chrome, rabbitsearch.net pops up as the homepage. And I cannot access to other normal websites. I tried to follow this page to reset the ...
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Why there is a constant voice notification on my Mac? [duplicate]

Every minute there is a woman's voice saying 'helo' (it doesn't sound like 'hello'...) coming from my Macbook (OSX 10.10). It is freaking me out. I tried closing all my Apps and rebooting my Mac, but ...
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Why there is a constant voice notification on my Mac?

Every minute there is a woman's voice saying 'helo' (it doesn't sound like 'hello'…) coming from my MacBook (OS X 10.10). It is freaking me out. I tried closing all my Apps and rebooting my Mac, but ...
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How to lock down safari?

I'm a Linux user, but a friend comes to me with tech support questions from time to time. Generally, I refer him to the genius bar. He's getting spyware due to browsing habits, and, apparently, the ...
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bepbmhgboaologfdajaanbcjmnhjmhfn.crx suspicious file in chrome (MAC)

When I open this chrome this file downloads automatically. I don't know what is it. But I think this is some malicious file. How fix it? An other get around it, other than just quickly resetting ...
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Trash folder is not emptying because of the P ͎̮͉͍ͨ̈́̾̈́A ͎̮͉͍ͨ̈́̾̈́I ͎̮͉͍ͨ̈́̾̈́N ͎̮͉͍ͨ̈́̾̈́.jpg file

When I cd ~/.Trash in the terminal, it shows that there is a folder Downloads, and inside the Downloads folder, another folder Reactions, and inside Reactions, there is a file called Shutting down ...
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How can I have 128 GB HARD disk and there is 300.91 GB apps on it?

After I install pes2014 on my MacBookAir when I see the storage of my My macintosh HD Is foul. Is it a virus? What should I do?(before it my apps was up to 60 GB) It may be helpful that the pes is ...
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Is it possible for an iPad to get a virus?

I was using Safari on my iPad and suddenly a pop up message saying "your device has a virus" appeared. I just clicked okay because that was the only option and then it redirected me to ...
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Dropbox109 process asking to access firewall on Yosemite

As the title says, I have a process called Dropbox109 asking to access the internet. I have denied it. I have Dropbox installed since Mavericks, and its been working fine (uploads/downloads/sync). ...
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Java Pop-Up Window

I keep getting a pop-up window that states "To view this content you must download Java Runtime Environment". I even got it while using Pages. Now supposedly one cannot get viruses on Macs ...
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Settings and history have disappeared in several programs

I restarted the Adium and see that my settings changed to default. My history is clear, only 10% of contacts left in contact list. Then I check Skype, it was ok untill I restarted it too. All contacts ...
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How can I guard myself from Wirelurker?

Just saw an article about the vicious malware that is Wirelurker. In short, Wirelurker can attack even non-jailbroken iOS devices, and has great potential to turn these wonderful iOS devices into dumb ...
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Strange network activity virus when Aiport is off / No Wifi

So I have this strange issue on my aging MPB (pre-retina generation, running 10.8.5 (need this for Maya 2013 to run...), where basically the network is always showing activity even when I am not ...
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Is my computer infected by the Recycler virus?

I installed Parallels Desktop for Mac and installed Windows 7. It seems like I loaded an infected file and now there are some $RECYCLER.bin folders around some places. Is this the Recycler virus? How ...
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Downloading unofficial applications with developer ID signature [closed]

Recently I have download a suite application from a torrent. The application installation was the "official" application installer plus a configuration file that was replaced the official ...
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Do I have a virus, a back door? Am I hacked?

Recently my MacBook has slowed down a lot, though I haven't downloaded any large files or installed new applications, I've mainly used the web. Yesterday I was doing some work in Photoshop and ...
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Do i have a key logger or hacker

I've recently noticed that things have been going on with my computer where a random person on a site called gifyo.com that a person messaged me knowing my passwords. I am wondering if i have a key ...
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How to recover a compromised Mac OS 10.8.5

Computer got Safari hijacked by the "police" virus. Temporary solved by using Firefox instead. Questions: Read on numerous forums that you could reinstall OS X by holding down cmd + R keys. ...
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iPod video 80gb contains .exe folders

Is this normal? Aren't these viruses? I ran an antivirus on it and it didn't pick up on those folder names with .exe as the extension. These are the folders: .Trashes.exe Calendards.exe ...
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Rogue calendar event

I have just had a mysterious thing happen: a calendar event has appeared out of nowhere. At more or less the same time I received a similar email: Now I am used to email spam, but how on earth ...
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Found Virus Bloodhound.PDF.20 on the time machine external drive, how to remove

Just got a bran-new work-issued macbookpro loaded with Symantec endpoint protection (not by choice), it's less than 2 weeks old. Created backup using the time machine software, and endpoint kicks in ...
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Time Machine Backup causes Macbook Pro to hang

My Macbook Pro has suddenly started acting pretty funky. I will be running Blender for a few minutes and then it will turn on the fans and they will start getting faster and faster. I checked the CPU ...
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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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What is writing to Disk causing eventual Beach-ball-of-death

What is running my machine down? This is iotop output...I still can't tell what is driving my system to a halt. Command+i on the SSD shows my "used space" slowly changing. It does this for about an ...
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Strange unidentified sound playing at random intervals

I luckily managed to record the odd sound especially considering it plays at random. Two weeks back it played about 4 times, one minute apart. Then there was nothing for a long time and now it has ...
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How can I determine if my MBP running Snow Leopard has been attacked by a virus?

5 yr old MBP Intel bought for video editing ran fine for 4 yrs, using Tiger & FCE 3.5. Past year has been stormy. Onset was unrecoverable crash dx'ed as not-worth-fixing logic board failure by ...
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Is it possible to download a virus via iPad safari browser?

I understand that PDF reader in iPad can be a security loophole for virus to get through; but beyond that, how easy ( or hard, or even possible ) is for a virus to sneak through iPad safari browser? ...
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Is antivirus software a necessity with the “rise” of MacDefender and others?

I have heard broadly about the so-called "rise" of the Mac viruses. Apparently, there is a "whole new deluge" of Mac viruses. So far, I have gotten nothing that I can see. But I'm beginning to wonder ...
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Manually cleaning up a threat detected by Sophos Anti-virus?

I was viewing another answer on this website and one of the links lead me to a malicious website. I have Sophos Antivirus installed, and a warning immediately popped up telling me that a threat was ...
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Is it safer to use a guest account when streaming from projectfreetv?

Hi I stream my tv shows from projectfreetv on my mac, but I was concerned about downloading a virus or something, so I started using my ''guest account'' when I stream, because it says when I logout ...
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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 ...