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Do I have a RootKit on my Mac laptop?


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#1 zlloyd1

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Posted 31 May 2018 - 09:43 PM

I have a MacBook Pro laptop that is running High Sierra OS, and I have recently noticed that on several occasions I am losing large amounts of space on my hard drive sporadically,  :notme:  and it is making me think that I have been infected somehow, perhaps with a RootKit, that is eating up my drive space....

I have searched high and low, and the only things that I can find for a Mac computer are various RootKit detection applications, but nothing that says it will remove RootKits if found. Removal tools seem to be exclusively for Windows machines. Is there a reason why there is no products that remove RootKits for Macintosh machines?? Am I wrong about that, because if so I would appreciate instructions. I was concerned about switching from Windows to Mac, for this exact reason.  :offtopic:  Everything seems to be only for Windows machines, almost like Macintosh machines do not even exist.  :nono:  :nono:

 

Does this sound like I am infected, or could there be some other culprit?? If so then what else could it be?? I go to work in the morning, and I have 508gb free space on my drive, after being at work all day, with the computer at home and off, I come home, and all of a sudden I have 498gb, which makes Zero sense to me as I have not installed nor downloaded anything at all, let alone 10gb. It is like someone, or something is adding HUGE amounts of data to the computer without my knowledge or consent, and it is concerning. It could even be installing new applications on my computer without my having a choice.  :axe:  A solution would be Golden.  :bowdown:  :thumbsup2:  :bowdown:  

 

Can someone Please direct me to an application that can not only detect, but also remove a RootKit from my Mac??

Thanks in advance!!  :bananas:


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