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A virus is a malicious computer program that can duplicate itself and spread to other computers.

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Random popup out of nowhere: “Verifying file..”

As the title says, a popup appeared while I was on the internet, I was not on any sketchy website btw. I was not downloading anything either. All I saw was "Verifying file", I don't think it ...
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Is Chromium installed on my Mac or not?

I have Chrome installed on my Mac and use it as my default Browser. I remember, a few weeks ago I got a notification that said something like "Allow notificatoins from Chromium...". I ...
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How to manually detect infections on Mac

My brother installed MS Office supposedly from a pirated site and after he ran the installer, he mentioned it launched terminal automatically and the computer did some stuff on its own. I ran a few ...
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“Usernoted” process eating all my cpu [duplicate]

What is this process and how can I get rid of it? I ran antivirus etc but without any success. Terminating it in the activity monitor won't change anything. Sampling process 416 for 3 seconds with 1 ...
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Process in /System/Library/Frameworks/Accounts.framework/Versions/A/Support/accountsd taking almost all ressources (Catalina - MacOS 10.15.6)

I have Catalina 10.15.6 There is something running in the background at /System/Library/Frameworks/Accounts.framework/Versions/A/Support/accountsd that takes 50-90% of the CPU and 1Gig of memory. I ...
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Unknown networks, is Malware?

I got a Mac with Catalina 10.15.6 When I access Network (Rede in image) in Finder, it show me a strange network, if I disconnect WiFi and connect again its show me a another network name... Until then ...
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Localhost scan of new iPhone 11 Pro reveals odd ports

So I just got a new iPhone Pro 11, and I did a quick network scan using the "Scany" app and a few odd things came up. The following ports are open: Socks port 1080 ansoft-lm-1 port 1083 ...
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How to Remove Search.moviecorner.com Search Bar

I am facing issue in removing Search.moviecorner.com. My browser constantly redirects to Search.moviecorner.com. I want to remove it from Search bar permanently
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Potential bluetooth connection malware

I tried to disconnect and remove this device called '57-14-cf-5d-3c-62', and it doesn't work. I'm not really sure why, but I'm wondering if this is potential malware. If so, what is the best way to ...
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Tricky Mac Virus

I have no idea how this happened but I have some insanely hard to find worm on my mac. I was trying to wipe an old external HHD I had to back up a Time Machine and it must have had some malware, did ...
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kernel_task uses up over 50% cpu usage until I open Activity Monitor

My mac is slower than it used to be a week ago. I may have downloaded some sort of malware, but I did a Malwarebytes scan and it found absolutely nothing on my computer. I also personally scanned ...
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MacBook is attacked but can't find any threats

Recently, I was installing an unofficial software on my mac. It's a mistake, I know, but I was so confident that I can register if something is going wrong. Coming to the point, I give the ...
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Deleting a suspicious malware (imklaunchagent) in Mac

I have a MacBook Pro (macOS Mojave) laptop and have recently noticed a suspicious process in Activity Monitor with this name : imklaunchagent I checked this folder: /System/Library/Frameworks/...
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Is this an iPhone virus? [duplicate]

I got an ad from the dressupwho.com website on my iPhone XS, and clicked on it. It is clearly inappropriate. Is this some type of malware that could damage data on my iPhone? My iPhone is not jail ...
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Can iPhone viruses damage internal data such as photos?

After I clicked on a link on my iPhone safari app, an ad popped up from “Luckyguys.top” saying I won 1000 dollars. This is clearly a virus. What are the chances that is will damage the photos on my ...
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How to secure my Mac again after years of downloading pirated software?

I'm trying to be more privacy aware now by using free software instead of pirating paid ones (GIMP and DaVinci Resolve instead of pirated copies of Adobe Photoshop and Premiere etc.). For years I've ...
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Possibly opened a malicious .dmg file on my Mac, not sure wether it installed itself?

I was opening a document on my computer and double tapped the file below it; A (more than probable, malicious) Skype.dmg file, likely downloaded from a popup. Normally, when I see them I send them ...
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Why “Safe Finder” pops up in Safari, how to block, get rid of it?

Is it a virus or why in my Mac? How can I get rid of it? I want to use google search engine, not this..
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Malicious Malware

I've been informed that my laptop has a malicious malware from the IT department in my school, the malware "Scans the entire network for phones and vulnerablilites on the phones." is there any way I ...
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TotalResultsDaemon running as root

Someone I know's macOS Mojave got taken over by something called TotalResults. In the process list it shows a lot of processes TotalResults running as root. There were signs in Chrome first, some ...
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MacBook Air's Safari browser keeps opening new tabs

I have checked for extensions but there are none installed on the laptop, and I have checked everywhere in Finder to no avail. This is also happening on Chrome and would probably happen on Firefox and ...
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Are these results of arp and ifconfig normal?

After finding my virus's on my Android phone I'm attempting to secure everything. I believe my Mac is infected at the recovery partition and reinstalling does no good. I need help going through some ...
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Recover from possible infection by virus attachment via email

I clicked on an attachment of a scam email by mistake and the file was downloaded to the download folder. I did not open it, but I feel that this was probably enough to infect my laptop. The format ...
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Opened a zip file in a spam email which created a folder in the /net folder

I accidentally opened a zip file from a spam email. There is a text file in the zip file which I have also clicked to view. Later, I checked that this file has the following content: /net/us.e-fax....
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Safari hijacked by Safe Finder. Change homepage preference greyed out

I must've downloaded this virus when I was prompted to download Flash thinking it was the real software. Now whenever I open Safari I get linked to this search engine. I had this issue with Chrome ...
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Mac OS Sierra Feedback app came out of nowhere

So I was just using my mac normally until I looked at the dock and saw a feedback app (which I didn't open). I thought it was from google due to the material icon design but I cannot find a source ...
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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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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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A lot of mysterious executable files inside /Users/Shared

Recently I've noticed that a lot of mysterious .tar.gz and executable files have spawned inside my Shared folder, and by a lot I mean 466 total. /Users/Shared $ ls | wc -l 466 I'm the only user ...
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I think I opened an unsafe unix exe file! Can anyone tell me what this file might've done?

I was downloading a crack file for premier 2019 pro cc as something went wrong with my subscription and now I don't have premier, so when I opened the dmg. It showed an installer and I went through ...
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Self-Renewing 'Automation' virus redirects Safari and Chrome through ads to bing. Renews through a memory alert

Running macOS 10.14.2. Safari 12.0.1. Symptoms: Safari redirects searches through proxy to bing Chrome redirects searches through proxy to bing In Privacy Settings, under Automation "Finder" with no ...
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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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How did simply visiting a site made my iPad unresponsive?

I went to this weird site for fun named (DO NOT VISIT THIS SITE UNLESS YOU HAVE A VIRTUAL MACHINE) virus4u dot com This site is extremely malicious. On a school computer, the audio screamed "...
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Running the memz virus on a parallels vm: safe?

I have a copy of the memz virus, and have parallels windows vm. What I'm wondering, is if I run memz.exe/bin (not memz-clean.exe/bin), will I screw up the mac that I'm running the vm on? Thanks
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Virus infected boot camp

If the boot camp partition of my mac gets a virus, will the macOS part be safe? If the macOS part gets a virus, will the Windows part be affected?
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Virus detected. how do I remove it?

How to fix this? I am on High Sierra. I can't purchase, Help!
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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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My Font book opens every time I log in. Is it a virus?

Every time I turn on my MacBook, the font book opens too in my dock. Is this a virus? How to stop this?
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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 ...
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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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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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MacBooks randomly restarting at same time: virus or forced software update?

At about 8:50 PDT this morning, 2 out of 3 MacBooks in our household restarted at the same time (about 1 minute apart). What happened is I left the room for about 5 minutes, and when I came back I saw ...
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Safari opens new tab with rapidly changing URL

Potential virus Hi I recently went to a streaming website and after watching a movie I went on and did other things like surf the web But two hours later in a next safari tab I noticed that It had ...
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‘bin needs to download the font “Nanum Myeongjo”’

My Mac gave me a pop up that asked "bin needs to download the font “Nanum Myeongjo” I clicked it away and ran Malwarebytes which found and quarantined "Adware.Spigot". Am I fine? Should I still be ...
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Possibility of viruses from opening dmg file?

While installing a file, the pop up with the fake flash player downloaded a dmg to my computer. Because I was already downloading something else and expecting to find it in my downloads I accidentally ...
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Mac is using 100% CPU while it is OFF

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) MacOS High Sierra 10.13.2 Sometimes my mac using a lot of CPU power. The usage is 75% of the system. But this occurred when I was away and the mac ...
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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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Connected to WiFi but no internet

A couple days ago, I was streaming a show on the internet when suddenly the internet stopped working. I closed my tabs and restarted my WiFi but to no avail. I checked to see if the internet was ...
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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/...