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Is there a log tool for osx for use in the security forums?


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#1 minimalmay

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Posted 27 September 2016 - 03:59 PM

In the prep notes it mentions running Farbar Recovery Scan Tool, but of course that's a windows thing. Is there a mac equivalent or should I just post in the security forums and get guidance there?

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Posted 27 September 2016 - 05:56 PM

I suggest posting the prerequisite FRST log in the Malware Removal Logs forum.  Worst thing that can happen is that they advise you of what can be done and what cannot be done.

 

Preparation Guide, Before Using Malware Removal Tools and Requesting Help - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic34773.html

 

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Posted 27 September 2016 - 09:19 PM

I suggest posting the prerequisite FRST log in the Malware Removal Logs forum.  Worst thing that can happen is that they advise you of what can be done and what cannot be done.
 
Preparation Guide, Before Using Malware Removal Tools and Requesting Help - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic34773.html
 
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I believe the original poster's point was that FRST is a Windows only program and since the original poster seems to have an issue with a Mac, it is impossible to run the FRST program as requested in the link you provided. So, the original poster was asking if there was some Mac equivalent "scan tool" that should be used.

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Posted 27 September 2016 - 09:24 PM

In the prep notes it mentions running Farbar Recovery Scan Tool, but of course that's a windows thing. Is there a mac equivalent or should I just post in the security forums and get guidance there?
Thanks


For now, I would post in the Mac forum in a new thread what your issue is and we can then see if we can help. The reality is that there are very few Mac malware items out in the wild, so it is entirely possible that your issue may not be malware related. And if it does seem like it might actually be malware related, we can then figure out what the best move is...whether moving the topic to the Am I Infected? forum to see if one of the Malware Response Team members can help or something else (I believe that the Malware Response Team is mainly, if not totally, oriented to dealing with Windows malware, but I could be wrong...and hopefully someone will correct me if I am wrong).

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Posted 02 October 2016 - 02:36 PM

Thanks folks, I'll post a new thread with my issue (well, what appears to be an issue, anyway)



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Posted 05 October 2016 - 11:39 AM

The Console utility is quite sophisticated when it comes to logging events in Mac OS. 



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Posted 23 October 2016 - 09:35 AM

I would start with the system logs and the private/var/log/install logs.

 

http://pondini.org/OSX/Logs.html






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