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First, I have the exact same messages in my log files. I also was worried, but parental controls is more of a mechanism to restrict usage of the system. In other words you would use parental controls to make the system less powerful, and as an admin you can easily turn them off. You would go to System Preferences > Parental Controls as an admin, and ...
I've solved my problem deleting all the files related to Chrome/Firefox with AppCleaner and restoring Safari. Also i've changed my DNS settings using the ones from Google (220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168).
It's a special type of SMS called a "Flash SMS" or "Class 0 SMS" (nothing to do with Adobe Flash), which doesn't get saved in your InBox and is deleted as soon as you Dismiss it. As explained here: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/2365606
Removed FastestFox. Solved the problem.
I use Mozilla Firefox on Windows 7. I removed FastestFox and WindowShopper, and the problem went away. Do NOT remove AdBlock, as the latter is doing it's job by only allowing the "App of the Day" message to show, rather than allowing those two add-ins to work. This would appear to be new code in those two add-ins, per forum posts on MalwareBytes website.
This is spam, introduced by an extension, through superfish.com. AdBlock is not the cause! AdBlock blocks the injected ad, so the extension inserts the text equivalent. Disabling AdBlock will remove the text, because it allows the original injection to take place, and will decrease page load time as the secondary text injection is no longer required. ...
Disabling AdBlock extension in preferences seems to help with both the text and speed. But I still don't understand what was the problem, AdBlock worked for me normally for months.
Here is a link for removing ransomware on a Mac. it's pretty easy: http://www.thesafemac.com/fbi-ransomware-virus-rampant/ From the post: There have been many reports among Mac users recently of being “infected” with an FBI ransomware “virus,” telling them that their computer has been seized and that they have to pay money to get it unlocked. ...
Turns out I couldn't access my disk when booting from disc (I apologise to all dyslectics reading this). I discovered, though, that since my last backup (which was 79 days before the crash) I had actually only used the computer very little, so I used a single USB stick to back up all files that were created or edited since then. (These files are fairly easy ...
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