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System is infected with a malicious adward attack.

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#1 Michelle Malquist

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Posted 07 July 2015 - 01:50 PM


My Mac became locked up when I was on YOUTUBE. The screen  suddenly changed to a screen with the following location:
hxxp://mac-protecton.com.  It warned using  the following:  Critical Security Warning!  Your System is infected with a malicious adward attack.
Notice the mis-spellings.  Protection is spelled:  protecton, and adware is spelled adward. 
How do I clean this thing out of my mac?.

Download and run AdwareMedic. Let us know if it doesn't work out for you.

I am having the exact same problem and Adware Medic doesn't detect anything.  Any suggestions?

Edited by Chris Cosgrove, 07 July 2015 - 06:34 PM.
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#2 dante12


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Posted 08 July 2015 - 05:05 AM

Try first with EtreCheck for deeper Search if needed I give you additional instructions.


1. Download EtreCheck and unpack it on your desktop

2. Start the app. After done copy the results to clipboard and insert it here.

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