Then I went on youtube to find out how to permanently delete files: 'how to permanently delete files' I opened up terminal and trash. In terminal I typed ''sudo rm -R '' and dragged the ''socket.log'' file from the trash to the terminal. After pressing enter it required a password. So I thought I needed to reset the password. So I restarted the computer, and held command s. Then I typed ''mount -uw /'' new line: ''rm /var/db/.AppleSetupDone'' new line: shutdown -h now''. Then I made a new administrator account but made sure it didn't have a password. When I logged in on this new account, I went to system preferences, accounts to remove the password on the original account. Then I logged into the original account and deleted the new administrator account.
So now that I thought that no password would be required, I tried to delete the file again the same way I did before: typed ''sudo rm -R'' into terminal and then dragged the .socket file from the trash into terminal, but again it required a password.
After this I went on google to find ways of removing viruses, but I think I may have visited a malicious site. I have a screenshot of it in my history, but I'm not sure how to put it on this post. Since visiting this site I saw a file saying ''user guides and information'' which contains weird things like 'airport regulatory certificate' which I am quite worried about because I'm travelling on Wednesday. I also noticed when going on my grandfathers ipad it asked for the password of his 'yahoo email' and knowing him, he would put it in. This laptop also seems to running slower than before.
If you could please tell me what I should do next, I'd really appreciate it. My email is [email]EDIT:removed to protect from Spambots~boopme
Edited by boopme, 03 December 2012 - 08:23 PM.