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Questions tagged [malware]

Malware, short for malicious software, is software designed to disrupt computer operation, gather sensitive information, or gain unauthorized access to computer systems.

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Have I been hacked or compromised from an answered face time call from South Africa?

at 603 EDT I received a face time video call but somehow hung it up without answering (I was sleeping) at 605 they called back and since I was sleeping didn't really pay attention to it and answered ...
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Mail on Yosemite 10.10.5 Can't stop Mail from downloading attachments

Simply trying to disable Mail from downloading attachments automatically. So I went to Mail > Preferences > Accounts > Advanced tab and turned off the "Automatically download all attachments" option. ...
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How can I get rid of MacKeeper Helper on my mac's activity monitor

I have tried to quit, force quit and so many more things in Terminal and all over the place but it's still there.
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Is 'volare-karaoke.swf' a malware?

I am running macOS Sierra 10.12. I've noticed an unwanted file volare-karaoke.swf automatically getting download from both Safari and FireFox. It happens mostly when I'm on financial/payment sites (...
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Have I completely removed BitTorrent and all the junk that came with it?

I tried to install BitTorrent to download some Linux ISO files, but I clicked through the install screens too fast, and missed the part where it said that it would install browser addons and other ...
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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 ad.adsmatte....
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How to solve the crashing problems with MacOS Sierra and interpret this log?

I have a Macbook 5,1, and installed a patched version of MacOS Sierra not long time ago. If it matters the battery is not original, and the magsafe is also replaced. It also used to crash often with ...
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Can you get viruses on iPhone from downloaded app?

I downloaded an app for downloading things from the internet, mainly gaming videos off of YouTube. At first everything was working fine, but I got this generic you've won popup and accidentally ...
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How to remove Advanced Mac Cleaner popups from the browser?

When browsing, particularly in safari, I get really annoying tabs opening up offering me to download the Junk software Advanced Mac Cleaner. I tried to use malware bytes and ccleaner but it didn't ...
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What is AppleCameraAssistant and why is it using so many CPU cycles?

I noticed in top that AppleCameraAssistant is one of the most CPU-intensive processes currently running (well, technically it's sleeping, so it has 0.0% CPU, but it's still near the top of the list ...
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Have there ever been malicious MacPorts portfiles?

Is there a reason to use caution when installing packages from Macports? I'm still new to *nix land, more a result of projects like Ubuntu making things like installing programs easy. I always felt ...
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Do I have malware? Mysterious connection made by app

I have Little Snitch installed. I use an app [that shall remain nameless in case this is a false alarm]. I was recently reviewing connection attempts in Little Snitch, and it claims that [this app] ...
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How to detect and maybe eliminate Malware from 'Flash Player'?

I read about that some websites do claim you have old Adobe Flash Player installed. I am not sure whether or not I got such notifications legitimately or not. I know I have downloaded some Flash ...
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When waking from sleep, login input acts as if delete key is stuck; can't log in

I've had this symptom only twice, both in the last week: I wake my MacbookPro11,4 (mid 2015) from sleep, and I can't type my password to log in because every input keystroke is immediately deleted. ...
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Why is IMRemoteURLConnectionAgent contacting a Charter IP address

I never use iMessage. I never use iCloud. And yet I happened to check my Mac's current network connections and I found this: IMRemoteURLConn 33557 me 7u IPv4 ... 0t0 TCP 192.168.1.198:57996-&...
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Think my Dad may have just downloaded the Apple Security Malware

My dad doesn't use a Virus checker (doesnt disable Java either and isn't running the latest OSX) and just appears to have fallen for the Apple Security malware popup (looked and sounded something like ...
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Can malware be the source or 600% load on 8-core i7 processor with nothing in Activity Monitor nor `top`?

My Mac suddenly started showing a heavy processor load, i.e. 600% or more. When I checked in iStat Menus, Activity Monitor and sudo top, no process was shown to consume more than 10%. Should I worry ...
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How to get rid of the malware which creates folders

Recently I encountered some weird folders in the names of my files (including extension) which prevents some files being called. e.g. a file named index.html has been moved to a folder named index....