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#1 Brawdy14

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 01:52 PM

Hello :)

A while ago, it was reported that a swathe of Apple machines were infected with a Trojan.

How can one search for a Trojan on a Mac?

If one should be found, how best to eradicate?

Advice welcomed. TIA

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 09:09 PM

Hello and welcome. As this is an Introduction area,please ask this again in either the Mac OS or AntiVirus, Firewall and Privacy Products and Protection Methodsforums where you will get a good answer.
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Posted 11 November 2012 - 08:27 AM

Hello and welcome. As this is an Introduction area,please ask this again in either the Mac OS or AntiVirus, Firewall and Privacy Products and Protection Methodsforums where you will get a good answer.


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I do apologise!

As suggested, I've now made a post in the AntiVirus, Firewall and Privacy Products and Protection Methods forum.

Might it also be worthwhile making the same post in the Mac OS forum? :unsure:

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 07:15 AM

 

Hello and welcome. As this is an Introduction area,please ask this again in either the Mac OS or AntiVirus, Firewall and Privacy Products and Protection Methodsforums where you will get a good answer.


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I do apologise!

As suggested, I've now made a post in the AntiVirus, Firewall and Privacy Products and Protection Methods forum.

Might it also be worthwhile making the same post in the Mac OS forum? unsure.gif

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 11:22 AM

Hi, I don't see a new topic??
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Posted 05 January 2018 - 11:28 AM

Hi, I don't see a new topic??

 

Hi   :hello: 

Up above I asked ...... "Might it also be worthwhile making the same post in the Mac OS forum?"

Nobody responded!

I just wondered why, that's all.



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Posted 05 January 2018 - 12:19 PM

I guess no one knows.
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Posted 05 January 2018 - 01:23 PM

According to the date, your first post was 2012?
Usually recommended for Macs is the free (30 day) trial of Malwarebytes which is effective and long used for Windows in the past-
https://www.malwarebytes.com/mac/

Please read the system requirements regarding earliest Mac version it's designed for.

Did some checking as per your original posted date: it was called the Flashback Trojan, a vulnerability through Java, they also posted a removal tool on the Mac site, but it's for iOS Lion.
You can always run a Malwarebytes scan, it is free (real-time protection after 30 day trial is your choice, otherwise the free on demand scan is effective for removal of anything found) for peace of mind.

Edited by r.a.d., 05 January 2018 - 05:35 PM.

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 03:00 AM

According to the date, your first post was 2012?
Usually recommended for Macs is the free (30 day) trial of Malwarebytes which is effective and long used for Windows in the past-
https://www.malwarebytes.com/mac/

Please read the system requirements regarding earliest Mac version it's designed for.

Did some checking as per your original posted date: it was called the Flashback Trojan, a vulnerability through Java, they also posted a removal tool on the Mac site, but it's for iOS Lion.
You can always run a Malwarebytes scan, it is free (real-time protection after 30 day trial is your choice, otherwise the free on demand scan is effective for removal of anything found) for peace of mind.

 

Thank you so much for taking the time and trouble to respond, 'r.a.d.'

Much appreciated.

I have the software loaded on my iMac and have run same occasionally.  My scans have always been 'clean'!  :bananas: 

Cheers!



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Posted 06 January 2018 - 01:43 PM

You're very welcome Brawdy14, though I imagine you long ago solved this during the 5 year interim since your original post and/or exhibited tremendous patience. :)
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