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Questions tagged [virus]

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

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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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unknown files in shared folder

I was searching for duplicate items but suddenly some files from shared folder came. Then I opened my shared folder and I saw this. I am not sure what is this. How to fix this if it is a virus?
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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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Is this an indication of a virus?

While looking through folders in my Trash (on MacOS Sierra), I found something bizarre. When I open my Trash, all folder Kinds are written in English "Folder": But... when I search for "fee" for ...
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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/...
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What are these folders and files in my library folder?

I have several suspicious folders and files in my library folder. And I was wondering if I should delete them. ApplicationaContents ApplicationContents ApplicationSupport appn this is just a file ...
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How vulnerable is 10.6 Snow Leopard to hacking?

My 2007 Mac Mini is used as a TV media device, for watching free-to-air TV channels and Youtube. It cannot be upgraded past 10.6.8. I read somewhere that older OS X can be vulnerable to unnoticed ...
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Fake Chromium showing on launchpad and won't uninstall

My colleague has noticed there is a Chromium icon on their launchpad screen but it's not possible to remove it. We've tried dragging it to the Trash but nothing happens. There is no app listing in /...
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MacBook locked or with virus? (Apple.pass@post.com)

Yesterday I was out of home and I receive a message on iPhone forcing me to change my iCloud account details. I changes everything to new passwords, keep the 2 factor enabled and sign out in every ...
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Mac Infection via Website Visiting?

Is it possible for a mac to get infected by just visiting a URL? I was searching for someone's profile when suddenly the URL browser showed a couple of re-directions and then my macbook started ...
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What is proper way to get rid of quarantined files after ClamXav scan?

I used ClamXav to scan my iMac for viruses. Now that I have them quarantined (19 files) do I just put them in the trash? Or is there a different method to making sure these are gone and won't be a ...
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A suspicious 'installer' was executed on my macbook. What would be the safest course of action?

My brother just tried to download and install a cracked application from some fishy website. In my own Macbook. Needless to say, the suspiciously small installer didn't install the application (even ...
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I just got an “Infection Blocked” alert from Avast when I went to the Macworld site - 8:40 pm eastern timeAug 2nd

From a macworld URL ending in . . . ads/prebid.min.js. Is this something to be worried about? Should this be reported to someone?
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Is this a scam? A web page claims my iPhone is infected

Is this a scam? I do not use adult sites. I think this is a scam because I'm using an iPod touch when it clearly states iPhone. Please answer truthfully for future experiences
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df -h yielding what looks like a strange output: /home, /dev, and /net have 0% free space

I have a MacBook Pro with 1 TB of disk space. When I run df -h I get the following: It tells me I have 702 GiB available on / which I suspect is true -- but nothing on /home. Do I have a virus or ...
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Podcasts no longer play sound

My podcasts played fine two days ago, and sound works on other apps. My podcast episodes are fully downloaded. One I listened to two days ago and was halfway through when I paused it, but now it ...
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Searches in Safari and possible virus

Warning, a virus? I have made a search in Safari address bar. I put marqueting (marketing in catalan language) I have been redirected to a page that says: (Now I am in Spain and this is my ...
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Found old viruses on a computer running macOS Sierra: what to do now?

My father was lamenting how random ads will pop-up even with adblock and while browsing trusted websites and how Firefox was always on at startup on his OSX computer (with all software updates ...
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My iPad 2 has become infected with pop-up malware [duplicate]

I accidentally opened a malicious pop-up for LinkedIn and now, my iPad 2 is infected with a virus. How can I delete this virus from my iPad? How can I clean my iPad 2?
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Mac suddenly restarted due to 'problem' and then guest account appeared on login screen

The guest account appeared after a crash restart (with an unusual message and screen that I haven't seen in earlier system crashes). The guest account is now there despite it being turned off in the ...
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Is it possible to get a virus on an iPad Air?

I went on a website and some ads (the ones that open up another tab on your screen) popped up. Then I did some research and it turns out the website I went to is fake and is known for hacking, ...
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Chrome randomly opens window with a audio tab muted. Seems like I have a virus

Recently my chrome has been acting weird. All of the sudden it's been opening a bunch of windows/tabs that has a muted audio tab in it. I can't seem to track down which application/plugin is causing ...
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Macbook Pro (2010, OSX Sierra) has started prompting me to enter password for DHCP again and again and again

All of a sudden my mac has started prompting me to enter my password with the dialog: "Network Configuration needs to update DHCP setting. Type your password to allow this." I've just recently ...
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Strange sound playing at random intervals

I was able to record this random sound. It started playing few weeks before. I have tried many things to find out which application is playing it, but nothing has worked. I have already tried ...
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Restore a potentially compromised iMac - best course of actions

Long story short, a friend of mine received a "unrecognized IP successful login" alert on a Microsoft mail account he owns. The conditions of the "hack" (timing, password used etc) are such that the ...
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Pop-up “Firmware changes detected” randomly appear

This message just popped up on my Mac What could have caused this? I see the file eficheck.bin, how can I tell if my EFI firmware is OK? After sending this to Apple, what happens next?
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Is it safe to plug my iPhone into a life fitness cardio machine?

If I plug in my iPhone over USB on a life fitness machine I will be able to play media on my iPhone onto the included tv screen (Hulu/Netflix etc). Should I be concerned that it will install malware ...
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Potential virus as Excel macro, opened on iOS

I have just received and email which contained an Excel file with a potential virus in form of macro. I opened the attachment on my iPhone (because it looked like an invoice I was actually expecting) ...
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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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MacBook takes screenshots without user input

Yesterday my desktop MacBook with Yosemite took a screenshot although I did not use that facility. It made the sound and created a file that I threw away fearing it was a virus. The doc created was ...
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How to remove dataloading.net?

On my father's mac, dataloading.net keeps popping up in tabs. It doesn't seem to be in Safari's extensions (at least not visible in preferences). He has clean my mac 3 installed. Can this problem be ...
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iOS Safari Repeatedly Opens “Virus Detected” Emails [duplicate]

On my iPad 2 (running iOS 9) there's a "Virus Detected" email popping up that I can neither delete or change. No matter what I do, the "Virus Detected" email keeps opening on my screen whenever I ...
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Is it possible or likely for malware or a virus to be transferred by plugging a USB hard drive into my Mac?

I am in the process of transferring data from my old MacBook Pro to a new MacBook Pro. In order to transfer some files, I decided to plug in a USB hard drive that contained a bootable partition of my ...
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Can malicious software meant for Windows affect a Mac through Wine?

If I install malicious software (which is meant for Windows) using Wine on my Mac, will that malicious application be able to affect my computer at all? (For example, see/do things to files outside of ...
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iPad mini virus? iOS 10.1 what to do?

I was browsing the internet when the app store opened by itself, though the back button was greyed out and no apps were showing on that screen. I was unable to click out of it for maybe 1-2 seconds. I ...
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Mac OSX Account Lock Out & Auto Disabled

Situtation: I have an old iMac running 10.10.x and I primarily use it as an external display for a Macbook Pro. I tried to login to the account and got a message saying my password was incorrect. ...
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How can I access a specific part of my volumes directory?

My antivirus software has told me that a potentially unwanted program called 'Bundlore'has been detected, but to remove it I need to do so manually. It says it's located in /Volumes/Install/Install....
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Random sale ad in Calendar [duplicate]

This morning when I opened by computer, I saw a notification for an event that I never created. I have not linked my email address on macbook and I'm not even from US. So why is there an event with ...
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My Chrome on Mac (with Mac OS Sierra) always starts with feed.snowbitt.com when I run it

I always get redirected to site feed.snowbitt.com when I run my Chrome. I tried to: -Delete Chrome from computer, and reinstall it. Didn' work. -Clear all my content, browsing history from Chrome. ...