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  1. #61

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    Just ran the "defaults read /Applications/Safari.app/Contents/Info LSEnvironment" script in the Terminal Window and it return "File Does Not Exist"

    I guess my iMAC is clean then - right?

    Tom

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomServo View Post
    Just ran the "defaults read /Applications/Safari.app/Contents/Info LSEnvironment" script in the Terminal Window and it return "File Does Not Exist"

    I guess my iMAC is clean then - right?

    Tom
    That definitely is a plus. You now have to run
    Code:
    defaults read ~/.MacOSX/environment DYLD_INSERT_LIBRARIES
    in Terminal. If you get another error, you are all clear.

    There is however talk that the trojan installs into your default browser however so I'm not too sure on how that goes, you can perhaps do some more reading around. I haven't bothered because I'm pretty sure I am clean.

  3. #63

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    Quote Originally Posted by madwolfe View Post
    That definitely is a plus. You now have to run
    Code:
    defaults read ~/.MacOSX/environment DYLD_INSERT_LIBRARIES
    in Terminal. If you get another error, you are all clear.

    There is however talk that the trojan installs into your default browser however so I'm not too sure on how that goes, you can perhaps do some more reading around. I haven't bothered because I'm pretty sure I am clean.
    It came back Does Not Exist too.

    Thanks so much.

    Tom

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomServo View Post
    It came back Does Not Exist too.

    Thanks so much.

    Tom
    No problem, glad your not infected.

  5. #65


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    8 Simple Tips to Secure a Mac from Malware, Viruses, & Trojans

    I agree with most (but not all) of the tips noted in the URL above.

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    Wonder where this magical figure of over 600,000 infected machines comes from originally? Doubt that I would trust a Russian AV software company!
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by harryb2448 View Post
    Wonder where this magical figure of over 600,000 infected machines comes from originally? Doubt that I would trust a Russian AV software company!
    I was wondering this too. How do they tell/know that 600k computers are infected?
    Blog and Photo Gallery: http://philolin.me/

    Currently running OS X 10.10

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stretch View Post
    I was wondering this too. How do they tell/know that 600k computers are infected?
    I downloaded the sophos program that OSXdaily suggested.

    Lo and behold…I am now "safe" from 3.5 million separate "threats" per their claims.

    I had no idea Macs were so insecure.

    ;-)

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    My friend installed Sophos and his computer is noticeably slower.

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    I was wondering this too. How do they tell/know that 600k computers are infected?
    It's very likely bogus. Read Randy Singer's latest post to the Anti Virus Sticky thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dtravis7 View Post
    My friend installed Sophos and his computer is noticeably slower.
    Yeah I just tried it out to see what it looked like. Turned off. Come on, protection from 3 1/2 million Mac viruses.

    LOL.

    So it is now in the trash.

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    Hi

    The thing to remember about Sophos is that so far I think it is only Mac compatible Anti VIrus software to look for both Mac and PC viruses/malware.

    This should help make sure that your Mac does not become a carrier for PC viruses and malware.

    I know that since the beginning of this year it has found about three PC related viruses that came in through one of me email IMAP services into a bulk/spam mail folder.

    Enabling me to track them down and get rid of them.

    Hope this helps a little

  13. #73

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stanley View Post
    8 Simple Tips to Secure a Mac from Malware, Viruses, & Trojans

    I agree with most (but not all) of the tips noted in the URL above.
    Love it how MacKeeper had an ad right at the bottom of this article

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    Cheers for the idiot guide instructions - thankfully, my iMac is clean.

    Samsung Galaxy Note
    iMac 2011

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    I dont have it on any of my machines running tiger, leopard, snow leopard, or lion. I dont see how people could have gotten it .

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