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No, this isn't a virus1. It seems that your name and email address are not set up properly in Git. Go to Xcode Preferences and then Accounts, select the repository, and check the username. You can also do this via the command line: git config --global user.email "you@example.com" git config --global user.name "Your Name" 1: The message content can be ...


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Your gut reaction feels correct. The description of sleeping processes and idle % CPU use is misleading. The description of tracking IP addresses to a single location is unrealistic. The costs involved are high. For that sum, consider suggesting your father-in-law engages a local Mac expert – or go to a local Apple Store for help. Erase and Reinstall If ...


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A lot of the things they said are absolute nonsense. Sleeping processes are absolutely the norm. For example you might have a process looking after your printer, and that process will be sleeping 23 hours and 59 minutes a day except for the one minute where you are printing. High percentage of idle time: There's absolutely nothing wrong with that. Your Mac ...


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You likely do not have a virus. It's probably just a popup that gets launched every time you re-open Safari. Go to: Settings > Safari > "Clear History and Website Data." You won't lose any bookmarks, it will just clear your browser history and open tabs. Let us know if that works for you! 😀


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What could have caused this? The macOS Sierra 10.12.5 beta (and the 10.12.4 beta before it) included an eficheck tool. This tool is designed to verify your EFI firmware by reading data from the Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) flash and verifying its signature is valid (i.e. it hasn't been tampered with). Basically it's doing this to prevent system ...


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This answer may not really answer the question but provide some information what might had happened. I've downloaded the torrent with 4Chan pictures containing the Pain.jpg and two other pics with hebrew chars. Here is the diabolic culprit ;-) ls -aBeil shows: mymac:Reactions user$ ls -aBeil ls: P ͎̮͉͍ͨ̈́̾̈́A ͎̮͉͍ͨ̈́̾̈́I ͎̮͉͍ͨ̈́̾̈́N ͎̮͉͍ͨ̈́̾̈́.jpg: No ...


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Like sleepdeficit said, it's probably just a popup that appears every time you launch a page, but there's a way to get rid of it without losing your history and open tabs. Force close Safari. Turn off Wi-Fi (and cell service, if you have it). Reopen Safari and, since the page can't load, you won't get the popup. Close the tab that gave you the popup. Turn ...


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You are not safe. Your personal documents, contacts, and private information are at risk. The behaviour you are seeing is not part of Apple's Final Cut Pro. The odd terminal like behaviour suggests you do have a rogue process or application on your Mac. Search for a guide about how to remove malware and viruses from your Mac.


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Your search for the origin of this sound may progress on 2 paths: which application produces it and which sound is it. Which application? Here is an easy way to control if this sound is coming from a standard screen capture. Type the following command twice: ls -lu /usr/bin/screencapture First, whenever you want. Next time, just after you heard the ...


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My wife was subjected to a similar scam while I was away on a business trip. By letting a remote user install software that (they say) enables them to provide them with tech support, you have actually enabled them to install anything they like, for example, a program to trap keystrokes while you are typing passwords. The only safe response is to delete and ...


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Yes. This is a scam. You are 100% safe to close your safari tab to get rid of this message and absolutely nothing will happen. Many scammers provide fake instructions which will tell you what to do to give them access to your device, or make you give them money or personal details too, without you realising. In this case, due to the web address, it appears ...


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Presently there aren't any known Viruses for iOS. The security exploit that you mentioned, the PDF exploit and the TIFF image exploit before it, were patched shortly after the exploit was made public. Is it impossible for a virus to sneak through? Absolutely not, though if you're running the most recent iOS release the chances you'll get a virus or have ...


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Before killing false culprits at random with a great chance to damage your working environment, I suggest you to first attack your original problem. Download a correct malware hunter: Malwarebytes. Disclaimer: I don't work for them, they have a free version. I tested it on many versions of OSX (Mavericks, Yosemite...) and found and fixed some well hidden ...


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Possible: Yes. Everything is possible. You may have an infection as yet undiscovered which can make the leap, or one buried in some seemingly innocuous file you're about to copy over. Likely: No. With no autorun, it is highly unlikely anything can make the leap of its own accord. Mitigation... Get an antivirus, there are plenty about; well-known from the ...


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First get another antivirus & see if it agrees. Google 'Mac free antivirus'. Pick one you've already heard of. If it agrees you just saved yourself some money. If it disagrees, then there are 3 possibilities. The first antivirus was more accurate. The first antivirus was less accurate & is showing false positives. The first antivirus just ...


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The results of arp -a just show the other devices connected on your LAN's 192.168.1.x subnet. 1 is likely to be your router and 255 the broadcast address. 13 is your Mac. There seem to be 7 other devices connected to it. You can always set a whitelist of devices in your router's web control panel. 224.0.0.251 is a multicast mDNS address. The results of ...


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No, it’s a legitimate, routine request from Dropbox used to check your OS X version. Due to formatting limitations, I’m unable to directly embed this tweet from the official Dropbox support account. See the screenshot below, and click the link to view the tweet.


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There are a couple easy ways to identify the trojan in it's current form (aside from downloading directly from Adobe or using AV software): The trojan is an installer package that opens with Installer.app, the real installer is an application (it doesn't use Installer.app). When run, the trojan installer looks like the screenshot of the trojan installer in ...


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Netstat app is not an application for viewing running processes, but checking your network connections, to see what you are accessing. This means that the aforementioned compute-1.amazonaws.com is not running, but a connection one of the apps on your phone has made. Anyways, this is not a virus, compute-1.amazonaws.com is a service commonly used to run ...


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Technically they are entirely correct that the PC has been compromised, and that the one who compromised it was your father in law, therefore using your father in law's IP. By allowing a malicious third party (Cyber PC Experts) direct access to the PC/Mac, the Mac has been compromised, and must be reinstalled from scratch. There are several warning signs: ...


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The website you were visiting was serving you a pop-up to try and get you to enter your phone number. If you just leave that website by clicking cancel and navigating away or closing the whole safari app, you should be fine. While it is technically possible to get a virus on an iOS device, it is incredibly difficult, and in this instance, I think you are ...


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If I download a malicious .dmg file, but don't click on it to install it, am I safe? You are safe. The .dmg (disk image) file is not the actual installer. The .dmg must be double-clicked to install it before it can run any code. Even if you double-click it (so long as you leave the security feature Gatekeeper on), you must approve both the downloaded from ...


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Macros do not run on iOS. iOS opens such files using Preview, which renders entirely differently to an actual copy of Excel. Furthermore, even if you open the file in the Excel app on iOS, macros are still unavailable.


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It’s not clear what user ID you are running - so to rule that out - what does this command show? id Next, you’ll want to inventory your backups to know if you can erase everything and or need to make a backup. Next you can inventory all the accounts - run this command dscacheutil -q user | grep -A 3 -B 2 -e uid:\ 5'[0-9][0-9]' This will fetch all the ...


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I doubt if we support installing such (cracked) software, but I can at least give you the facts as I'm not explaining how to download or modify it to crack it. If you're talking about an .app which is originally downloaded from the Mac AppStore in this case, I can explain you the following details: Apps like this have their own sandbox (this is the same on ...


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Your Calendar must be set to automatically accept invitations from email. CHECK FOR THIS SETTING: Automatically retrieve CalDAV invitations from Mail Select this checkbox to have Calendar get event invitations from Mail. Go to Preferences in your Calendar and turn it off. (for now) Next, set junk filtering in your Gmail. Also block this specific ...


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In normal use, the rm command is for removing files, and the rmdir command is for removing folders. rm will refuse to remove a folder, and rmdir will refuse to remove a file. And even then, rmdir won't remove a folder that contains anything beyond the artificial links to . and ... Both of these limitations can be overcome by providing the -r switch (short ...


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First, cd into the Reactions folder: cd ~/.Trash/Reactions Then, type rm, a space, then the tab key. This should autocomplete the first file in the directory. If it does, you should be able to press return to delete the offending file.


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Right click on the trash can, while holding down the Command key. An option 'Secure Empty Trash' will appear. Select this. Hopefully it will empty the trash folder for you.


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Sounds like it could be an illegal file name. Boot into single user mode, try running fsck -f Boot into Recovery Mode, run Disk Utility from there and select "Repair Disk"


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