Questions tagged [virus]

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Do I have a virus, a back door? Am I hacked?

Recently my MacBook has slowed down a lot, though I haven't downloaded any large files or installed new applications, I've mainly used the web. Yesterday I was doing some work in Photoshop and ...
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My iPad has a popup saying I have a virus

When I went to a website in Safari, it opened up another website with popups claiming my iPad has a virus. I deleted some of my apps to try and get rid of the virus, but the popup keeps showing up ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How can I restrict restrict an apps permissions to a specific file?

I intentionally have downloaded the virus lose/lose. My antivirus keeps quarantining it, so I'd like to change the apps permissions so that it can't access lose/lose.zip. How can I change the apps ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Downloaded a torrent of cracked software – think my Mac is now infected

So I downloaded a torrent of Apple Final Cut Pro. There was a quick pop of either Terminal or Green looking terminal. The said application (green Terminal) opened and close, opened and close, and so ...
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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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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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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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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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iPad keeps asking for Apple ID login

My iPad 2 keeps asking for my Apple ID and iCloud login, cleared Safari hx, reset my iPad. I was contacted by Apple that my ID was reset by IE on a Windows PC. Changed my Apple ID from my iPhone. iPad ...
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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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Git Config Error in Xcode

When I opened xcode and tried to make a macosx app, this weird message came up. Is this a glitch or a virus, as Apple wouldn't say something like this. It does not look like a system message.
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Are auto-downloaded malicious .dmg app files a security risk if they are never opened?

I visited a page to stream a TV show, and upon clicking the search result link got the following pop-up: I clicked OK, as nothing on Chrome was available, and when I did that, Chrome auto-downloaded ...
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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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Rogue calendar event

I have just had a mysterious thing happen: a calendar event has appeared out of nowhere. At more or less the same time I received a similar email: Now I am used to email spam, but how on earth has ...
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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 ...