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Ransomware works by selecting certain files (normally by type - like docs, bitcoin wallets, etc), encrypting those individual files and forcing you to pay up for a key to decrypt them. FileVault protects your data on your Mac by encrypting the whole disk. When you boot up your Mac, you put in a password that effectively "decrypts" the drive and allows it to ...


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Without knowing anything about your machine (i.e. what OS are you on? possibly not El Capitan (OS 10.11.x), but that's an educated guess...) it is difficult to say, BUT Apple would update your computer through the Apple Store, and it would not just dump a Kernel Extension like that. About your Kext there, I would not have a clue, but a quick google does ...


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The best thing you can do is creating a new admin user and inspecting the assaulted main user/the system. Boot to Recovery Mode (hold cmdR while booting). Unlock and mount the main encrypted volume either with Disk Utility or Terminal: #list all CoreStorage items diskutil cs list #unlock the locked Logical Volume (replace lvUUID by the UUID found above. ...


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If you can get into the guest user, the problem does not lie within the system, so reinstalling it will not fix the problem. Free movie sites (and other free sites) can sometimes trigger a virus or a bug that damages a Mac’s user files. You would be better off if you started on an external hard disk, and then used Disk Utility (In Applications/Utilities) ...



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