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The ._filename file does not only contain the resource fork, it also contains Finder metadata, in AppleDouble format. The resource fork itself can be viewed on an HFS volume by opening filename/..namedfork/rsrc. Forks and other extended attributes can be listed by using ls -l@. Resource forks are not specific to the Mach-O format (and I do not know if they ...


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It's kind of Catch 22, but with a get-out clause... If you let the Windows antivirus delete the suspect file, it will corrupt the backup. However, as it is being recognised as a Windows virus by a Windows antivirus, then it almost certainly cannot actually have any effect on the iPad. The iPad, of course, does not run Windows & cannot be infected by ...


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Another possibility is that your ISP is doing ad-injections.


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The date was lost when you let the battery run flat. Once you reset it, it should be fine. Check out Adware Medic (donationware) for any other PUPs, then run Avast again to see if it finds anything else. Read http://www.thesafemac.com/mmg-defense/ too, to see what you can do to protect yourself in future.


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Have you installed any free programs or any open source programs? If so, they may contain adware. The website distributes its software for free, but bundles it with malicious files/adware and are payed per install. Even secure websites can sometimes acquire malware, so you should always scan whatever you download. When you locate the free program, Google it ...


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just had the same thing happen to me. I changed the passcode then went into settings and just changed it back.


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I use many of their tools and this is probably not a false-positive. The only currently known false positives stated on their Dynamic Hijack Scanner webpage (at the bottom) ia Microsoft Messenger (mbukernel) and Microsoft Messenger Daemon (mbuinstrument). About your scan results, I also have BitTorrent Sync installed on my Mac and I get the same message ...



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