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How do I get a OSX.VSearch Adware off of my external hard drive?


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#1 SavvySonu

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Posted 06 March 2016 - 10:47 AM

Hi All, 

 

My Mac is free of Adware, however my external drive is infected with VSearch and I have no clue how to remove it. Virus Scanner Plus is detecting the adware and is unable to quarantine it. 

 

What tools are available to remove this from my Passport external drive so I am not infecting my mac? How do I do that? 

 

Thanks for your help. 

 

This is how I see when I scan my external drive: (I even downloaded the Adware removal tool which is seen in the picture, but not helping)

 

 

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#2 nasdaq

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Posted 06 March 2016 - 02:35 PM

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.
I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.

If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.
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Refer to this article and see if you can identify and delete the bad files.
http://www.thesafemac.com/arg-vsearch/

p.s.
Your Mac may not be infected by what about your browsers.
https://support.norton.com/sp/en/us/home/current/solutions/v103225891_EndUserProfile_en_us

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Posted 11 March 2016 - 10:23 AM

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