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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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    harryb2448's Avatar
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    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac i5 2.7GHz, 16GB memory, OS 10.11.1.
    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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