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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possible malware called FISE in Accessibility (Privacy & Security)

I checked my Mac's security and privacy and noticed this entry FISE. When I click Show in Finder nothing happens. I've googled around and found no mention of it at all outside of spammy sites. Before ...
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Is the expertsearchmodule process legitimate or malware? Mac Mojave 10.14.5

I recently found when using the physics stack exchange site that an unwanted program had installed itself on my Mac. This happened a few times before I managed to isolate the source. In some instances ...
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Could my iPhone be installing malware on factory reset?

Hi I have an iPhone 7s and have been doing the factory reset, erase all content, data, and settings option. Every time I do this I get three loading bars, not the normal two like my other phone. The ...
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Are 'coreservicesd' & 'syslogd' disguises for keylogger apps?

this article says so, they may be shilling for osx uninstaller app thoughh Look for ‘coreservicesd’ to find Aobo Check for ‘Elite Keylogger’ when searching Elite Keylogger. However, the version I ...
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What is this unknown executable on my boot volume? Is it Malicious?

I noticed I had this file in the Macintosh HD folder. And then when I click on it, it shows this: Apparently this file was created in 2017, but I don't remember creating it. Any idea what it could ...
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Receiving spam email from my own iCloud account and my own IP address

I found a thread with a similar problem but it didn't seem to have a solution for this situation, so here goes: I have, on 3 occasions now, received spam email (iPhone XS fake promos) to my personal ...
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Can a mac be infected by a microsoft trojan?

My friend owns a Mac with Microsoft Office installed and executed (with macros enabled) a trojan horse, AFAIK a W97M/Downloader variant. By fetching some information from the wild, that trojan usually ...
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How to make a dump of my iPhone so as to make forensics

I would like to be able to run a forensic analysis on my iPhone from a disk dump copy made on my Mac or any kind of Unix as I would from any external disk with a dd command. (For those who are ...
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Does Apple provide notifications if device is hacked

I recently used an app that was for live wallpapers and then got a pop up that made a beeping sound (like the typical bomb from movies). I read some reviews of the app which describe the message as a ...
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cannot trash malware NGPlayerSetup.dmg

How do I delete this pesky dmg? I never asked for it and never uploaded or downloaded it. When I try to "Empty Trash" it is much to clever and says "it is in use."
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Unable to delete Kernel malware in extension which hampers my all connections including wifi. Wi-Fi shows no hardware installed

I had downloaded an Ethernet adapter driver from Mac which disabled my wifi. My wifi icon shows no hardware installed. Malware is located in /System/Library/Extensions. It is a kernel extension named "...
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Logging in to main user turns off the mac

I am not a mac user, and honestly, I have no idea how to use one (besides the terminal). So, a friend asked if I could help them out with fixing their computer. She says the last thing she was on, was ...
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Does the Mac version of BitDefender detect Windows malware?

I need to know if BitDefender scans incoming emails and external drives? I emailed BitDefender's support after installing the trial but never received a reply. I currently use Kaspersky Internet ...
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Qemu Files not deleting “No Such File Or Directory Found”

I have some malware that installed crypto mining on my mac - I'm trying to delete all the files in terminal but keep coming up with "No Such File Or Directory Found" as an error. I'm tearing my hair ...
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CPU completely occupied by strange programs with person names

Anyone knows why this happens and how to resolve it? they show up out of nowhere and stay until I kill each manually. some of these names change to something new too. I thought this might be because I ...
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I cannot change the home page of Safari anymore

I think I may have a virus or something, because when I installed a program a few days ago it said something about "www.searchpage.com". How can I fix this?
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Cannot find/remove browser hijackers

My roommate brought me her iMac this afternoon because it's been behaving very badly since she upgraded to High Sierra. It turns out that her boyfriend has gotten a lot of malware onto it, and I'm ...
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How to block a developer certificate

I accidentally installed Mac Cleanup Pro when I was going to upgrade Flash for a web site. I've used 'Little Snitch' to block the sites it connects to. The malware is all signed by a Developer ID '...
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I heard about the new ZombieLoad vulnerability. How do I protect my Mac?

I don't want my data to be vulnerable to the new MDS issues discovered on Intel processors. What can I do? Is my credit card information safe?
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Yahoo is taking over my Google search from my Safari on my Mac

In Safari Preferences, Google is my Default Search Engine; New Windows and New Tabs are set to Homepage. However, recently whenever I Google something, I click on my choice and I end up on Yahoo ...
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What is the function of `Library/Application Support/updater_mcy/updater_mcy` file?

My Avast security app has isolated the following file: Library/Application Support/updater_mcy/updater_mcy Since this has happened, I think it has resulted in me getting error messages on my Mac ...
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How to get rid of an spyware on iPhone 8 called News?

I've been suspecting my iPhone to be hacked for quite some times now. After setting the two-factor authentication system on it earlier this week, a connection attempt has been made by someone else (I'...
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What is this strange process `qemu` connecting to minergate.com?

I noticed this in Little Snitch: qemu-system-x86_64 /usr/local/Cellar/qemu/3.0.0/bin/qemu-system-x86_64 Total: 444 B sent, 0 B received Outgoing to xmr.pool.minergate.com (78.46.23.253, 46.4.119....
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why Chrome pop up from gocomputerhelp247.com/system-alert

Why did I suddenly get a message with a Chrome icon to call a phone number immediately because I was under attack? The address was gocomputerhelp247.com/system-alert. It told me under no circumstances ...
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STRANGE: After saving a file named BD.jpg, a few minutes later it got renamed to: Good morning -darling …!…-).jpg. WTH?

Yesterday a really strange thing happened to me. I exported 3 files via PhotoShop from the same .psd file: first CA.jpg, second HK.jpg than the third BD.jpg to a website's src project folder (loaded ...
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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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Eliminate com.adobe.ARMDC.Communicator.plist malware

Running an Early '09 iMac with Mavericks. Earlier this month I began to see a pop up referencing a 'malware cleaner'. Below is a copy of items dated May 4th in the Launch Agents and Launch Daemons ...
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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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What is the performance penalty of using RansomWhere.app?

As many might be aware OS X is now potential victim of ransomware exploits. So far we have one example only, First Mac-targeting ransom ware hits Transmission users, researchers say, but chances are ...
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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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Flash Player.dmg Question

Quick question concerning malicious flash player.dmg files.... I was on news sites (on the likes of CNN, BBC, etc.,) the other night when suddenly my tab automatically opened a new tab with a long ...
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Shortcut Virus: What's the effect on a Mac?

I was at school when we tested a PowerPoint presentation on one of the school's laptops. Apparently, when we got home, many of my classmates told me that the laptop gave a "shortcut virus" on their ...
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How to remove dataloading.net malware from browsers

I have recently installed one software from internet and it installed MacKeeper malware in my system. So every time when I open any link in any of the browser one page pops up in different window with ...
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Suddenly, menu bar applications have blue badges

I am using a MacBook Air 13' bought in 2017, running Mojave 10.14.1 (18B75). I recently removed malware and plugins named Weknow.ac. Now, several of the application badges and indicators in the menu ...
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What do “Mac Ads Cleaner” and “Mac App Cleaner” do while installed?

Recently I responded to a suggestion that I "upgrade Flash" on my macOS system only do end up with several applications running, and intruding into my browser and desktop that I did not (mean to) ...
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Removing Bundlore malware manually

I have a MacBook Pro with macOS Mojave. My Sophos antivirus software found a 'Bundlore' malware and I need to remove it manually. It says it's located in: /Volumes/Player/Player_440.app/Contents/...
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How to debug malware popups in Safari

Around once a day a new tab opens in the background and automatically starts downloading some probably scam software disguised as a "flash player". I tried to fix it doing the things recommended ...
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Does my MacBook have malware? Frozen screen and Automatic Clock Reset on Macbook Pro

I like to download books and games on the internet and so my MacBook Pro had acquired some malware. I did not know this, but eventually I installed Avast. It detected that I had acquired a couple of ...
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What is the process „Tornit“? It wants to access Safari documents & passwords

I was using Safari a couple of days ago, when I got a pop-up window: Tornit wants to control Safari and access your documents and passwords. Do you allow it? I clicked No. Tornit is a process I ...
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Random shutter sound

Every once in a while I hear a loud sound from my Mac. It sounds like either a camera shutter or a keychain lock/unlock. It all started a couple of weeks ago. I fear something is snapping shots of my ...
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How to remove Malwarebytes from Mac?

I would like to remove Malwarebytes from a friend's macbook. There is nothing in Applications Folder /Library/LaunchAgents (or in /System/Library/LaunchAgents) /Library/LaunchDaemons /Library/...
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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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WeTransfer email received without ever using the service

I'm am using a MacBook Pro 2012 using El Captain version 10.11.3 I received 5 minutes ago an email from WeTransfer (noreply@wetransfer.com) saying that "Your file has been sent to ***@libero.it. As ...
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Need to force close suspicious tab/dialogue box jamming everything

Need to force close suspicious tab without accepting a download from a dialogue box that currently has the whole browser stuck.It wants me to click "OK" to unfreeze things. The screen shot (for those ...
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Hidden processes causing huge increase in ios data usage?

On my first iphone the data usage was both reasonable and logical at the beginning, but a couple months in and I was seeing a ridiculous increase of >5x usage. I started off average 5-8 gb/month and ...
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How did my Mac end up with iPhone 4S as my host name in the user prompt in OS X terminal? [duplicate]

The other day I was searching for Xcode iOS 5 tutorials. About a day or two later, I noticed my terminal prompt is now "iPhone4s : myusername". Naturally , my biggest fear is that there could be a ...
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Is it safe to install a deprecated Java version?

I have an old version of Photoshop that requires an outdated Java runtime. "More info" takes me to this Apple support page where you can download the older JRE. Seems reasonable enough, but I am ...
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Cron mail notifies error of suspicious unknown script

Thanks to the mail function of the Terminal it came to my attention that there was some kind of cron job being executed with some errors. The mail of the cron gives this info: 2018-08-02 23:47:22....
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Picture of “scenery” appears on iPhone 6 lock screen

I just noticed that what I thought was "waveform bars" (for lack of a better description) on my iPhone 6 was actually a miniature landscape of houses and trees. What is it and where did it come from? ...
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Is my mac being hacked by a user called Guatoan? And how can I remove this user?

I recently visited a website and on pressing a link another window automatically opened saying the website had found a virus on my laptop. Obviously this was a scam so I returned to the original ...