OS X Technologies :: How To Avoid Or Remove Mac Defender Malware
May 30, 2012
I don't know why my MacBook Pro is working so slowly. I wondered if I had somehow gotten MacDefender downloaded and realised it was malware. I couldn't find it in the Applications but I did find†mdworker. I don't know what that is. Could it be related to MacDefender?
I just downloaded Safari Version 5.0.1 (5533.17.8) and now when I try to visit a trusted work site I am blocked by a suspected malware warning. If I click ignore and then try to re-open the site the malware warning returns. If I use firefox I am able to log in without a problem. Any way to get rid of this warning?
Has anyone figured out how to remove the Malware warning from google? My website www.ianiswas.com has been affected by this, but only when using Safari. I have read a few posts, but they have not been super helpful. I called my host company, they see nothing wrong, I looked at the coding, of which I am not an expert, and found nothing wrong.
An email from an old friend contained an innocuous-looking link that led to a Mal/Badsrc-M virus landing on the hard drive, in the Firefox Library.¬† It is not removable.¬† In Trash, it leaves a copy where it was removed.¬† In emptying Trash, it replicates intensively so that Trash cannot be emptied until the file is returned to where it was found.¬† Then, Time Machine stays in "Preparing" mode and does not back up the drive.¬†Online information via Sophos declares this virus to affect only Windows.¬† I beg to differ.¬†
What is the best way to remove malware from my MacBook Air running Yosemite? I tried searching the forums but most of the answers I found said OS X is immune from them or did not apply at all. I was having problems with copy/paste not working correctly and other weird issues so I restarted my MacBook Air. Now when the computer starts, this ZipCloud window pops up. The last thing I installed was Dragon Dictation. Could that be the problem? Anyway, I just want to know how to get rid of this ZipCloud popup and anything else that got installed that I don't know about and don't want.¬†
I cannot remove my signature from my outgoing mail. Under the Mail tab, preferences does not send me to a signature option, only mailbox behaviors, etc.I created one about 2 years ago and it is no longer applicable, so I must delete it off every email I send because I cannot find the link to cancel it permanently.
Does the exclusion of a file or directory remove any existing, already backed up versions of that file or directory from TimeMachine?¬†I have a large file I don't want backed up every time I connect to my backup drive.¬† It's 50GB+.¬†I rarely touch the file, and when I do, I don't use it for anything that needs to be saved, it is a historical only version of my Parallels from an older Microsoft OS.¬† I occasionally need to open it to just look at something, but never 'do' anything with it.¬†
I want to exclude it, but don't want any older version of the file to be removed from backup.¬†Does anyone know if exclusions are retroactive into the TimeMachine database?¬† Given this is 50GB+, trying it to find out is a quite slow process.¬†
I have an iMac and have never seen this but my Dad who bought an iMac on my recommendation is seeing a pop-up called PhilNet. Not much on the web about it and I think it's spyware. Anyone come across this and or just have some ideas on how to get rid of it?
I'm using Mail. Up til now, I've had no problems. Recently my paypal acct was accessed by a third-party overseas. Since then I am getting nearly 200 e mails a week that are marked undeliverable. The e mails are almost always addressed to weird overseas addresses but are probably bogus anyway. I don't know how this happened or how to fix it. I can't even check my e mail on my iPhone because I'll be deleting mail from Mail Delivery System for ever. Is there ANYTHING I can do?
Look at the photo that illustrates the speaker grill on the bottom of the display -- the wallpaper image has strange curved lines that look eerily similar to magnetic interference that could be caused by the magnets in the speakers. I emailed AI about this yesterday, but did not get a response - hoping to get clarification without creating unnecessary FUD, so I ask here in the open. What are those curved lines? Are they part of the image, or are they a flaw in the monitor.
iBook wont let me volume up or on with a weird signal that shows a crossed out speaker symbol, obnnly thing helping when this happens is reebooting.what could be the reason to that? and how can I avoid it without rebooting
I began having freezes unrelated to any new software or behaviors. The hardware check showed no problems with the hardware or memory, so I cleaned out the inside of the computer, used Disk utility, AppleJack, Mac Janitor and reset p ram (all said it was OK, then the freeze came back), and finally zeroed the hard drive and reinstalled OSX.
It was stable for a few weeks then the freeze happened again followed by repeated kernel panics. I went thru all the steps above again but finished with an archive and install and created a new user admin account. Until this point the freezes and KP were on all three user profiles. But now this new user admin is fully functional while the others are still messed up.
I just tried to add a partition to my external HDD (which I use for Time Machine). I used Disk Utility to add a partition of 100GB (leaving an extra 200GB for the Time Machine partition).This process took about 30 seconds and when both partitions re-mounted they were both empty. I went back into Disk Utility and deleted the second partition I just added and resized the Time Machine partition back to using 100% of the HDD.