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Spyware and Malware On Mac

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#1 kalamazoox


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Posted 17 July 2011 - 10:05 AM

I have a Mac Os X 10.6.8

I am sure I have either Malware or Spyware on My Mac

I continually get pop ups when using Firefox5 even though the block pop up box is ticked

My mouse freezes up

When I try to open sites I belong to they don't load, yet they load fine for others

Can Spyware/Malware affect Your Mail, I use Googlemail?

I have Eset Cybersecurity but that can only pick up virus not malware or spyware apparently

can anyone suggest what I could use to get rid of Spyware/Malware on a Mac please


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#2 jburd1800


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Posted 17 July 2011 - 10:51 AM

Might read this link...


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Posted 17 July 2011 - 01:04 PM

Are popups trying to get you to buy something? Like a security program?
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Posted 25 August 2011 - 08:31 AM

anyone knows of spyware in Mac? never heard of it.

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 10:08 AM

at elen24 no i dont believe there is any spyware for macs but there is malware.
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