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After some deep investigations we come to the preliminary conclusion that the culprit wasn't any malware but an unhappy coincidence involving org.macosforge.xquartz.startx.plist, .bashrc and an xrd --merge ~/.Xdefaults command. Since all those files were deleted, we don't have hard evidence though. Said .bashrc is derived from a (Linux-)precursor. It was ...


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If you want to rid yourself of com.apple.mrt, you can run a few Terminal commands to get it out of your hair. First, open the Terminal app. You can find it in Launchpad or by using Spotlight. Next, stop the process using sudo launchctl stop com.apple.mrt. Then, remove the components, using the following (or manually remove them in Finder): sudo rm ...


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Apple allows end users to remove any MDM profiles that could be seen as Malware if you didn't agree to enroll the device in the first place. Apple ensures pretty well that a company cannot push these settings to any device except ones they strictly own. If you enroll a BYOD iPad into their MDM - you are prompted to agree to enroll the device and you can ...


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Mobile Device Management software can be installed by a company and is often part of an arrangement to allow work-related information on the device (such as work email or applications). They are specifically designed to prevent someone to remove the policy - once the device comes back online, typically the policy will reattach itself and/or you will receive ...


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As noted in the comments by @Scott Porter, Spotify has an article that explains how to remove MySearchDial from the OS X. For the sake of others who may encounter the same issue here is the solution as explained in the article. Google Chrome Click spanner icon > "Tools" > remove mysearchdial in ‘Extensions’. Mac OS X Apple icon  ...


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Silverlight is non-malicious, it'a a Microsoft 'plugin' similar to Flash [at consumer-level]. It will have been offered as the user hit a web page needing it & would require admin acceptance before it would install. MacKeeper is not so much malicious as insidious. It's is an 'all in one fixit' app with dubious marketing strategy. It often 'features' on ...



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