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  1. #46
    I think I've been hit with malware.
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    We need to be patient.
    While things are being fixed they could fix the "Auto save" text reminder I keep getting on at least this page.

    But maybe this post will fix it on its own!!!

    But it's a LOT better than what I was getting last night!!! As per screenshot below...

    Screen Shot 2019-03-26 at 9.22.33 AM.png Screen Shot 2019-03-26 at 9.23.00 AM.png





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  2. #47
    I think I've been hit with malware.

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    Getting back to the op. We've just got back from the Apple shop. We'd taken the macbook for the malware problem which it turns out, I had got rid of with Malware Bytes but needed to change my search engine in Firefox. The bloke that saw us checked the battery and a few other things and it's all back to normal now.
    With the iMac, it appears that the memory (is it ram?) of 8ghz is getting pretty full and to put more memory in this is a big job, it being the slimline model that's glued together... hardly worth trying. Anyway, he knocked a few things off of the start up and and it certainly seems a bit quicker; I timed it at 4 min's from pressing the button until I could get Firefox up on the screen, which is better than it was. I now can't decide whether or not to update the macbook from 10.12.6 to the latest Mojave. I'm a bit dubious in case it slows this down. What do you people think?
    Pete.

  3. #48
    I think I've been hit with malware.
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    Just make sure you have a reliable backup before updating to Mojave. If things go wrong you can always then revert to your old macOS. We recommend using Carbon Copy Cloner or SuperDuper to make a cloned backup before updating.

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    I think I've been hit with malware.
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    Glad they're fixed. Sometimes hands on is the only way. You may find Mojave is faster than your current macOS. Really 8Gb RAM should be enough. As said do a backup, preferably a clone because it's much easier to revert to what you had, just in case.
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  5. #50
    I think I've been hit with malware.

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    Thanks both,
    I had a trial version of CCC that I never used and now it's run out. The C within a square is still in the task bar, but I can't get rid of it even though 'app cleaner' removed the app. I'll try and download another trial of it and see what happens.

    I've just had a look and I'm wondering if I deleted Time Machine from the 500Gb external drive, could I use CCC instead? I just thought it might be worth buying it (when I've saved up) because it has the bootable drive and still looks as though it does the same as Time Machine, but more.
    Last edited by hoody; 03-27-2019 at 04:47 AM. Reason: Thought of something else.
    Pete.

  6. #51
    I think I've been hit with malware.
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    I've just had a look and I'm wondering if I deleted Time Machine from the 500Gb external drive, could I use CCC instead?
    You can use TM and/or CCC or SD!, many of us seem to prefer CCC or even SD! but TM is free even though the others allow almost free usage.

    TM = Time Machine
    CCC = Carbon Copy Cloner
    SD! = Superduper!

    To use TM, have a look here:
    How to back up your Mac with Time Machine
    How to restore your hard drive from a Time Machine backup

    How to back up your Mac with Time Machine | iMore

    PS: I'd be looking at and checking out any real advantages for switching to Mojave before I installed it.
    Also check that the apps you use will work with it. For that, check with the developer or:
    Application Compatibility Table — RoaringApps

    You may be using some apps that may need upgrading that are commercial upgrades!!! More costs!!



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    I think I've been hit with malware.
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    I think the C in the menu bar is a representation of the CCC helper app. This is seperate from the main application and may need to be separately uninstalled. If you do a search for bombich using Find Any File you can locate and delete any traces left over.
    If you are thinking of reinstalling it then you don't need to bother. Either way Find Any File is very useful to have. Thomas Tempelmann - Find Any File
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  8. #53
    I think I've been hit with malware.

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    Welcome advice Patrick, thanks. I've had a look through 'https://www.imore.com/how-back-up-mac-time-machine' and from what I can see, Time Machine does it all, so is this right or have I missed something. RoaringApps 8,000 and something apps to check; think I'll stay with Sierra.
    Pete.

  9. #54
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    Rod,
    Sorry you posted as I was writing. Anyway, as I read your post about the C in the menu bar I looked up... and there it was, gone. Maybe it was knocked off at the Apple shop, who knows.

    - - - Updated - - -

    I forgot to mention yesterday that all this was done free of charge at the Apple shop. It might have been a nuisance going there, but well worth it. Windows, meh.
    Pete.

  10. #55
    I think I've been hit with malware.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hoody View Post
    Welcome advice Patrick, thanks. I've had a look through 'https://www.imore.com/how-back-up-mac-time-machine' and from what I can see, Time Machine does it all, so is this right or have I missed something. RoaringApps 8,000 and something apps to check; think I'll stay with Sierra.
    Don't let the 8,000 apps count scare you. That's not a count of the apps you have to check. I think it is the number of apps in their database. Basically you enter the site and type in the name of an app that you want to check for compatability.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slydude View Post
    Don't let the 8,000 apps count scare you. That's not a count of the apps you have to check. I think it is the number of apps in their database. Basically you enter the site and type in the name of an app that you want to check for compatability.


    +1!!! Thanks Sly.


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  12. #57
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    I didn't even see the search function... can't believe it. I'll go through them later, but I do think I'll stay with Sierra, for now at least.
    Pete.

  13. #58
    I think one needs to use that database with a bit of caution.

    Last time I looked, there were some apps where the same app was listed under different names and in one case it said it was compatible and the other said it was not.
    That's when I found out that the input is just from individual users, so that database is a good start but I would not consider it the gospel.

  14. #59
    I think I've been hit with malware.
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    @Pete
    Quote Originally Posted by hoody View Post
    I didn't even see the search function... can't believe it. I'll go through them later, but I do think I'll stay with Sierra, for now at least.

    Try this Pete:

    It's not perfect but will get you the info on most applications. Try various names if needed.

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  15. #60
    I think I've been hit with malware.

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    KRS and Patrick. After my last post (57) I went in and did searches for some apps, but then thought that I'll definitely stay with Sierra.
    Thanks for the help.
    Pete.

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