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

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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. ...
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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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Do I have malware or viruses? [closed]

I have been having problems with my Mac for over a year now. I thought I had fixed this issue... for all that my limited computer knowledge would let me anyway, but it is back and seemingly different ...
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I get Pop ups on app?

so I use this one app to save YouTube videos offline for later enjoyment and recently I've been getting popup messages that say "you've won" or something generic like that. They used to appear on ...
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Is there an Iphone key logger for non-jail broken phones?

I would like to know if a key logger can be installed on a non-jail broken IPhone? Thanks
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Repeated “styles” folder in trash

I am having recurring "styles" folder inside my trash and when I try to delete it, it is showing "the operation cannot be completed because the item "styles" is in use! Is this a virus?
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How to remove Trovi malware from Safari?

I am pretty much 100% certain that I have somehow gotten a virus installed into my Safari. My homepage and default search engine changes to "Trovi" every time I restart Safari no matter how many ...
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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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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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Mac giving random flashes

I have a mid 2012 non-retina mac with El Captain. It is starting to get slower, especially due to the absence of the SSD, but it never gave me any problems. It has been a couple of days now that ...
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Can you get a virus on a non jailbroken iphone

Is it possible to get a virus from an emoji on a non jail broken iphone5? Also is cellular data the same as mobile data? Thanks
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How to delete virus on a iPad air [duplicate]

I was using Safari when I got a pop-up saying you got a virus(7) click on ok to delete this virus and I clicked on ok because I thought I really had a virus but it said type your phone number. Should ...
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AddressBookSourceSync a virus?

On my mac, in activity process, there are two processes that keep on running even though I stop them. They are AddressBookSourceSync and com.apple.AddressBook.ContactsAccountsService. Is it possible ...
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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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My iPad is sending out spam emails, what could be the cause?

My iPad is sending out emails through gMail titled for example CCE29032016_00050. All emails begin with CCE followed by a number. They are sent from myself to myself. I noticed that it is my iPad ...
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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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Can ransomware infect iCloud Drive?

I have all Apple products in my household, and am very security conscious. But the recent articles about ransomware infecting all sorts of computers got me thinking. Even if I was foolish enough to ...
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How to get rid of the malware which creates folders

Recently I encountered some weird folders in the names of my files (including extension) which prevents some files being called. e.g. a file named index.html has been moved to a folder named index....
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Precautions to prevent iPhone virus from attachment

In a momentary lapse of sanity, I opened up an attachment (a .pdf) from an unknown email address (the domain doesn't seem to be a website) in the gmail app on my iPhone 5. Realizing that there was a ...
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Can a website on safari give you a virus?

I was browsing around on good ol' Sarari when all of a sudden, when I tapped on a website that I had successfully visited before, I was redirected to a site simply called Addware Detected !! On screen ...
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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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Concerned I may have accidentally dropped malware (or something) onto my system

First time poster in this part of Stack Exchange - apologies I have posted in the wrong section. In short I have an iMac running 10.8. Most of the time I quite happily get about my business but about ...
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Can someone help me evaluate if this is a scam for Mac support?

My father-in-law purchased a $400 lifetime support contract with a company (Cyber PC Experts). Recently his computer has been acting up—running very slowly—so he requested support. The service tech ...
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Removing MySearchDial malware

My brother decided to install uTorrent on my iMac. In doing so, he accepted the installation of MySearchDial, a browser hijacker. I now have no idea how to remove it. Adding a new tab in Chrome will ...
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Virus from adult websites?

I go to my safari and it says I have viruses from adult websites, I'm guilty of that yes. But it then shows its checking my android in one tab and another says my iPhone has a virus. Is this true? Or ...
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Macbook Pro (mid 2010) shutting down upon boot up

Here is my question. My macbook pro has been acting crazy for a while, shutting down unexpectedly daily. Every once in a while it will work for a day or two but eventually will start shutting down ...
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How do u remove an iPad virus [closed]

I have an iPad Air 2 using netstat app. showed me I have compute-1.amazonaws.com running I googled it an it said its a virus. Does anyone no how to remove it I've cleared browser history, factory ...
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Is this a new virus or adware/malware signature? How do I resolve this?

Since the last 12 hours or so, I've been facing a virus that's somewhat peculiar. When I open websites, and click any link on those websites, I get a new pop-up tab that opens a link from ad.adsmatte....
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Why am I seeing these weird characters in the popup that asks for my password when I try to update Adobe Flash on my Mac?

I'm running OS X Yosemite on a Macbook Pro. I recently had an update for adobe flash but when the password prompt pops up to continue the installation of the update it looks like this: What's going ...
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Why there is a constant voice notification on my Mac?

Every minute there is a woman's voice saying 'helo' (it doesn't sound like 'hello'…) coming from my MacBook (OS X 10.10). It is freaking me out. I tried closing all my Apps and rebooting my Mac, but ...
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bepbmhgboaologfdajaanbcjmnhjmhfn.crx suspicious file in chrome (MAC)

When I open this chrome this file downloads automatically. I don't know what is it. But I think this is some malicious file. How fix it? An other get around it, other than just quickly resetting ...
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Trash folder is not emptying because of the P ͎̮͉͍ͨ̈́̾̈́A ͎̮͉͍ͨ̈́̾̈́I ͎̮͉͍ͨ̈́̾̈́N ͎̮͉͍ͨ̈́̾̈́.jpg file

When I cd ~/.Trash in the terminal, it shows that there is a folder Downloads, and inside the Downloads folder, another folder Reactions, and inside Reactions, there is a file called Shutting down ...
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Is it possible for an iPad to get a virus?

I was using Safari on my iPad and suddenly a pop up message saying "your device has a virus" appeared. I just clicked okay because that was the only option and then it redirected me to youradexchange....
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Dropbox109 process asking to access firewall on Yosemite

As the title says, I have a process called Dropbox109 asking to access the internet. I have denied it. I have Dropbox installed since Mavericks, and its been working fine (uploads/downloads/sync). ...
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Java Pop-Up Window

I keep getting a pop-up window that states "To view this content you must download Java Runtime Environment". I even got it while using Pages. Now supposedly one cannot get viruses on Macs (really?)....
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How can I guard myself from Wirelurker?

Just saw an article about the vicious malware that is Wirelurker. In short, Wirelurker can attack even non-jailbroken iOS devices, and has great potential to turn these wonderful iOS devices into dumb ...
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Strange network activity virus when Aiport is off / No Wi-Fi

So I have this strange issue on my aging MBP (pre-retina generation, running 10.8.5 (need this for Maya 2013 to run), where basically the network is always showing activity even when I am not ...
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Is my computer infected by the Recycler virus?

I installed Parallels Desktop for Mac and installed Windows 7. It seems like I loaded an infected file and now there are some $RECYCLER.bin folders around some places. Is this the Recycler virus? How ...
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Downloading unofficial applications with developer ID signature [closed]

Recently I have download a suite application from a torrent. The application installation was the "official" application installer plus a configuration file that was replaced the official ...
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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 ...