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

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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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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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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. ...
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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 ...