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Mac malware

Postby bgd » Mon, 27 Oct 2014 11:49 am

..does exist as I've just found.

My Safari homepage started changing to a search engine called only-search.com and random pages would open.

With a bit of searching and the help of 'Little Snitch' I found that I had a trojan called DownLite.

It's gone now but do be careful out there, even on a mac.

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Postby zzm9980 » Mon, 27 Oct 2014 12:19 pm

Always install all of your system updates for the OS, Safari, and Flash.

DownLite apparently required Admin privileges to install. Always think about *why* you're being prompted for your user's password when your computer prompts you for it, and whether you should really enter it :)

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Postby bgd » Mon, 27 Oct 2014 12:34 pm

It came as part of what I thought was a valid download, that's why it was installed. You live and learn.

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Re: Mac malware

Postby christinez » Tue, 16 Dec 2014 3:47 pm

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Re: Mac malware

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 16 Dec 2014 5:15 pm

In other words, you want something for free and after it solves the problem for you, you will decide not to buy it as you no longer need it. Am I close? :roll:

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Re: Mac malware

Postby Steve1960 » Wed, 17 Dec 2014 8:59 am

I paid 49 SGD for Norton Internet Security 5

For that price it seems to be a bit of a no brainer right? Norton has identified and dealt with several attempts to attack my Mac.

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Re: Mac malware

Postby christinezhen » Fri, 26 Dec 2014 5:43 am

49 SGD ??

But one user told me 59 sgd..

What is actual price in Norton Internet Security.?

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Re: Mac malware

Postby zzm9980 » Fri, 26 Dec 2014 6:07 pm

The price is whatever you pay. Maybe he had a discount or promotion, or you were misquoted.

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Re: Mac malware

Postby ecureilx » Sat, 27 Dec 2014 2:59 pm

bgd wrote:..does exist as I've just found.

My Safari homepage started changing to a search engine called only-search.com and random pages would open.

With a bit of searching and the help of 'Little Snitch' I found that I had a trojan called DownLite.

It's gone now but do be careful out there, even on a mac.


can you PM me the steps or are they easy as you make it seem

A friends' mac is infected, and I am not a MAC person .. will look up the advice from Mac/Apple in any case

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Re: Mac malware

Postby zzm9980 » Sat, 27 Dec 2014 3:55 pm

ecureilx wrote:
bgd wrote:..does exist as I've just found.

My Safari homepage started changing to a search engine called only-search.com and random pages would open.

With a bit of searching and the help of 'Little Snitch' I found that I had a trojan called DownLite.

It's gone now but do be careful out there, even on a mac.


can you PM me the steps or are they easy as you make it seem

A friends' mac is infected, and I am not a MAC person .. will look up the advice from Mac/Apple in any case


Same as Windows.

1) Create a new admin user.
2) Log in as that user.
3) Problem gone? Great, it's isolated to that user profile.Find your favorite Mac malware cleaner (google for one) and run it.
4) Problem not gone? Not great. Try the same as above. You can boot off an external drive (even directly off another Mac system! google for "target disk mode") and clean it from there.
5) Problem still not gone? Wipe and reinstall.

If you can't figure out 4 and 5 with a bit of Google, take it to a professional. A few people on a forum aren't going to explain it better than Google can.

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Re: Mac malware

Postby ecureilx » Sat, 27 Dec 2014 4:01 pm

Thanks Chief. I should be able to figure it out


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