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

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Opera GX glitched my Big Sur

I downloaded Opera GX and used the installer when Opera GX finished and opened I couldn't press F3 or F4, and my Dock disappeared as well as my wallpaper. I've tried relaunching Finder with Opt+Cmd+...
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How to clean a Apple Silicon Mac of viruses manually via partition wipe

I'd like to get some insight on the chances of re-infection during a wipe of all partitions on a Apple Silicon Mac. On an infected Mac, if I attached an external drive and formatted it with free space:...
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I think I downloaded spyware! I used a curl command in terminal given by a fake support user to download a .sh file

I completely fell for a scammer helping me debug an issue. I ignored all the warnings until it was too late... I entered the below command in my macbook terminal and it downloaded a .sh file on my ...
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Getting ngrok not signed after yarn updates

In the last two days, Bitdefender on my MacOS has started flagging ngrok in my Yarn caches (specifically for example, /npm-@expo-ngrok-bin-linux-arm-...) When I codesign -[d|v] I get -linux-arm/ngrok: ...
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Is macOS `prefPane` app possible containing virus?

So I came across this unusual program, https://doomlaser.com/cursorcerer-hide-your-cursor-at-will/. I'd want to install it, however it's built using a macOS feature called prefPane, which lets you add ...
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Getting strange and creepy notification on macOS

I'm using a Macbook Pro, Apple M1, Monterey. Recently I keep getting a strange notification on my Mac and it does look like a virus (Please see attachment). I tried to use an antivirus but it couldn't ...
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What are the risks in using an old iPad?

I have an iPad Pro 9.7 inch (1st gen, 2016) which will not get the new update. My question is: for how long is it safe for me to use my iPad? I only use my iPad for Goodnotes, Procreate, web browsing, ...
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Goobspatch flagged as malicious by MacOS. What should I do?

My Mac just popped up this warning: "goobspatch" can't be opened because Apple cannot check it for malicious software. This software needs to be updated. Contact the developer for more ...
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I keep getting virus infection notifications and don't know how to stop them

They are popping up multiple times a day. Is there any way to block them?
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How to prevent external media from being mounted on my Mac without requiring a password?

I have a MacBook Air (macOS 12.6.7) that I travel with and use in public places. Is there a way to prevent a USB drive (or any other external physical network connection via cable) from becoming ...
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What is this large "payloadv2" file doing in mac os Install Data?

This 10.5 gb folder titled "payloadv2" located in "mac os Install Data" has me concerned. It contains many archive split files. A quick google search only brought up a single ...
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How can I secure my mac when downloading a file?

I am a developer & ASO specialist. As you guess, I have different customers. I am downloading 5-10 files per day from my customers. I learned that it is possible to hack MacOS via mp4, apk files, ...
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Notification center: where did the apps Kerberos and CoinChefs come from?

I looked in my Notification Center on macOS and see two apps that I did not install: Where did they come from? Are they spyware? Malware? How can I get rid of them? In response to the suggestions ...
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Harddisk has suddenly a russian name - hacked?

Longterm macOS user here. German system, never had any contact to any kind of russian language or so. Suddenly my "Data" HDD/SSD on 2019 16" MacBook has a russian name. This looks ...
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Why do I keep getting this DeactivateSystemExtension popup on macOS Monterey 12.4?

I upgraded to macOS Monterey 12.4 yesterday and today I keep getting this "DeactivateSystemExtension" message, asking me for my login credentials. Not knowing what this is I cancel it, ...
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Is this a virus on my Macbook Pro?

I tried to minimise my Visual Studio window and this happened as I moused over the dock. The screen remained like this for more than a minute. Could this be a virus on my computer?
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Used Macbook Pro 2018 - what is the safest approach to ensure no virus?

I bought a MBP 2018 off ebay. When I boot up the machine it showed the install prompt for Big Sur. I imagine the person who owned it before reset it such that it was ready for re-installation. My ...
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Possibly a virus?

I'm new to Mac. I downloaded software from a website. It was a DMG file. I installed it, but then the app didn't appear in the Launchpad. I accessed the DMG and I see this strange installation script ...
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“24B93E7F-8822-4465-B473-7BE7BB8E3E4A” will damage your computer. You should move it to the Bin

I have been having multiple pop-ups since this morning, and each popup occurs around 2-3 hours after the previous one, and has the following message: “24B93E7F-8822-4465-B473-7BE7BB8E3E4A” will damage ...
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Help! Virus on my mac affecting my search engine. It is called "Function Loginput"

I don't know much about this so please bare with me. If you think you can help in any way, feel free to ask any questions or anything since these forum sites are my only hope at this point. I have a ...
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Mac Software that Detects Windows Malware

I want to use my Mac to scan drives that have Windows partitions on them for malware. I know that there are a lot of security software packages out there for Macs but I'm not sure if they detect ...
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Beryllium virus detected on bootcamp partition, cannot resolve

I recently downloaded Avast and I ran a full deep scan on the MacOS. It detected the Beryllium virus on my bootcamp partition. Resolving the problem through Avast is not successful. I then booted up ...
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"Call/Cancel" popup in Google App

A few days ago I was using the Google iOS app (not Chrome, but the specific "Google" app that you can download in the App Store) to go to shady website in an attempt to stream a movie online....
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I can't delete folder com.apple.TCC

The folder "com.apple.TCC" was created in /Library/Application Support at exactly the same time as a virus alert from ClamXAV. I had downloaded "GoToWebinar" as per the ...
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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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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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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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