Questions tagged [virus]

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

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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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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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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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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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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 "Alert ...
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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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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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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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Do I need version.xml file in Applications folder?

While cleaning out my folders I found a XML script with ~160K lines of code. Maybe i'm ignorant and this is normal for a version file? I won't paste snapshots because Im unsure if there is sensitive ...
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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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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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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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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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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....