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How to remove Sweetpacks adware from a Mac

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#1 mvn1011


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Posted 03 October 2013 - 10:21 AM

Hi, any help would be greatly appreciated.


I realized my old PC laptop had the Sweetpacks adware after I was transferring files to an external drive to then transfer to my new Mac. I was able to use your Sweetpacks removal guide to remove it from my old laptop but now have to remove it from my Mac (and external drive, since I guess I infected it also). I'm a beginner with MacBooks, so simple instructions would be really great.  



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#2 smax013


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Posted 06 October 2013 - 06:29 PM

Is the MacBook actually infected (i.e. does the toolbar actually show up on the Mac)? I don't believe that is a virus that will effect Macs, but I could be wrong.

Or are you just worried about files infected with the virus that might eventually get used on another Windows PC and want to disinfect them before then? If this is the case, then scanning with a Mac anti-virus might find and remove it as many Mac anti-virus programs will still scan (and remove) many Windows viruses/malware for exactly this reason. The other option would be to scan the files on a Windows computer (i.e. move them to the Windows computer and delete from the Mac) and then move them back to the Mac.

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