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Malware on Mac OS X


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#1 fjpperez

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 10:26 AM

Hello all. I'm new in this forum. Recently I have been getting two kinds of poups whenever I'm surfing the net:
1. comes from mtn5.goole.ws
2. comes from popup.adv.net

Since this started to happen I haven't been able to get any downloads from download.microsoft, neither new downloads nor any updates.
The popups and the problem with download.microsoft happens either when I'm using firefox or safari. It also happens if I do it through parallels in windows environment. I must note that I only use windows for accessing my company's administartive software but I almost never use it to get in the internet.

Thanks for all the help I can get.

Francisco

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#2 garmanma

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 11:43 AM

That's certainly malware
I'm moving this to Am I Infected and hope someone knows how to handle this
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Posted 31 October 2008 - 09:32 PM

Is this a stand alone computer or are you on a network?
It's possible that your connection is being redirected by a machine in between yours and the internet. A redirected page that injects popup windows could be done by a malicious redirection of DNS.
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Posted 04 November 2008 - 12:02 PM

HI, it happens at home where its a stand alone, or at work where it is in a network, but no other computer has the same problem at work.

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 03:11 PM

I'm involving some experts on this, so please be patient for replies
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Posted 08 November 2008 - 05:39 PM

I have an Apple Mac OS 10.5.5, Using Safari 3.1.2 I get the same annoying popups.

Activity logging says
http://ad.yieldmanager.com/iframe3?said=10...fari%2F525.20.1
http://ad.yieldmanager.com/imp?Z=0x0&y...mp;B=10&r=1
http://adserving.cpxinteractive.com/st?ad_...pop_frequency=0
http://login.adoptim.com/rotator/CD451/5&a...03&keyword=
http://popup.adv.net/popup2.php?r=http%3A%...m_Your_Computer

dont know if it's any clue, but there it is anyway...

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Posted 09 November 2008 - 08:52 AM

If either one of you is behind a router, reset it and change the password.
I'm not sure how to do it on a Mac, but flush your DNS
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