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Mac OSX antimalware anti rootkit tools?


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#1 Ken-in-West-Seattle

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Posted 13 December 2009 - 10:45 PM

Does anyone know what would do this on a macbook with 10.5.x? Is it a hacked gmail and twitter or a rootkit.

What a the current reliable malware scanners? The sites I find with google all look like scams.

I mainly fix PC's but I have a hackintosh and all my friends bring me both macs and pc's to fix.

This one is in another state and I hope to find a simple tool of two to point them at.

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#2 josiahwiebe

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Posted 14 December 2009 - 06:19 PM

Sounds more like a compromised account. Try changing the passwords on both of those accounts and see what happens.

#3 Ken-in-West-Seattle

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Posted 14 December 2009 - 07:06 PM

account password change was immediate. The MO just sounds so much like koobface and other social networking windows rootkits/malware that I was wondering if someone knew of one ported to the mac for osx.

There were rootkits aimed at BSD long before Apple made it the platform to build osx on.

I had her run Macscan 2.7 trial but have not heard back if it found anything.

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Posted 15 December 2009 - 11:44 AM

I have not heard of any ported koobface virus, and I only know of a few Mac malware / trojans, such as the DNS changer. These accounts could have been compromised on another machine?

She could run ClamXav and iAntiVirus

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 07:47 AM

I have found iAntiVirus to be very helpful in MacOS X troubleshooting. I am currently running this program with Snow Leopard (10.6.2) on a MacBook Pro, and I have fixed other Macs by scanning them from my machine while they are in "target disk mode" connected via Firewire.

Good luck, hope this helps.




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