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    Aug 22, 2012
    Question Spyware
    In trying to figure out how anyone got access to my computer I started a MacScan and the program has been running for over 24 hours. Is this normal? Shouldn't it have finished by now?

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    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac, i7 4GHz, 32GB memory, 1TB PCI-e storgae StOS X.13.3
    Personally would never used MacScan.

    If you are concerned someone has had access to your computer simply change the password. A thirteen numeric/alphabetic password will keep them at bay. Go into System Preferences < System > Users & Groups.

    And if it still bothers you do a three pass format of the hard drive and a clean install of whatever operating system you are using.
    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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