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Old March 29th 20, 05:49 PM posted to rec.photo.digital,uk.comp.sys.mac,alt.computer.workshop,comp.sys.mac.system
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Default How to remove Rootkit malware from an Apple computer

Rootkits are a particularly dangerous type of malware because they
attack deep within a computer system, often at BIOS level, and are very
hard to detect. Once installed, there are a number of ways in which they
can cause damage to you and your Mac. However, there are anti-rootkit
tools that can detect and remove them. In this article, we’ll explain
what a rootkit is, how you can avoid getting one on your Mac, and how to
remove a rootkit if you’re unfortunate to be attacked by one.

What is a rootkit?

As its name suggests, a rootkit is a set of tools that are installed at
root level on a computer, with the purpose of hacking into the system,
causing damage or stealing data. Rootkits come in different types, and
attack Macs as well as PCs.

*Root level gives highest administrator privileges on a computer*.

Full Blog article, he-

https://macpaw.com/how-to/remove-rootkit-malware

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Old March 29th 20, 06:12 PM posted to rec.photo.digital,uk.comp.sys.mac,alt.computer.workshop,comp.sys.mac.system
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Default How to remove Rootkit malware from an Apple computer

In article , David
wrote:

Full Blog article, he-

https://macp


nothing more than a glorified ad for their horrible crapware, plus it
has a number of errors, both technical and formatting.
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Old March 29th 20, 07:47 PM posted to rec.photo.digital,uk.comp.sys.mac,alt.computer.workshop,comp.sys.mac.system
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Default How to remove Rootkit malware from an Apple computer

In article , nospam
wrote:

In article , David
wrote:

Full Blog article, he-

https://macp


nothing more than a glorified ad for their horrible crapware, plus it
has a number of errors, both technical and formatting.



Not that it matters, but the vest majority of malware people are
calling "rootkit" on the Mac are nothing of the sort. People use the
phrase because everyone on the PC side is scared of them.

And the good news is, the actual incidence of malware (of any variety)
on the Mac is extremely low. Having scanned hundreds of Macintoshes
during my years as an Apple service manager, I only recall two or three
infections, and those were usually leftover, inactive 20th century
stuff.

MUCH more common was damage caused to the systems by crapware utilities
intended to diagnose, repair, or worst yet PREVENT infections. Cleaning
up after things like CleanMyMac made me lots of money...
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Old March 29th 20, 08:59 PM posted to rec.photo.digital,uk.comp.sys.mac,alt.computer.workshop,comp.sys.mac.system
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Default How to remove Rootkit malware from an Apple computer

On 29/03/2020 19:47, Scott Schuckert wrote:
In article , nospam
wrote:

In article , David
wrote:

Full Blog article, he-

https://macp


nothing more than a glorified ad for their horrible crapware, plus it
has a number of errors, both technical and formatting.



Not that it matters, but the vest majority of malware people are
calling "rootkit" on the Mac are nothing of the sort. People use the
phrase because everyone on the PC side is scared of them.


Does that mean you believe malware can NOT hide from AV software scans
on a Mac?

And the good news is, the actual incidence of malware (of any variety)
on the Mac is extremely low. Having scanned hundreds of Macintoshes
during my years as an Apple service manager, I only recall two or three
infections, and those were usually leftover, inactive 20th century
stuff.


Yes, that is good to know. Thanks, Scott.

MUCH more common was damage caused to the systems by crapware utilities
intended to diagnose, repair, or worst yet PREVENT infections. Cleaning
up after things like CleanMyMac made me lots of money...


If that was some time ago, I expect your dealings were with MacKeeper! ;-)

I hope my AppCleaner 'App' has removed all traces of CleanMyMac
following my removal attempt a few minutes ago. It found 25 items -
which have now emptied from my Bin (Trash in your day!).

FYI:-

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Thanks to all those who have encouraged and helped me during the
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AppCleaner is free. You can use it and redistribute it freely.
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Old March 29th 20, 09:11 PM posted to rec.photo.digital,uk.comp.sys.mac,alt.computer.workshop,comp.sys.mac.system
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Default How to remove Rootkit malware from an Apple computer

In article , David
wrote:

Does that mean you believe malware can NOT hide from AV software scans
on a Mac?


No. You'll never catch me saying CANNOT or NEVER in regard to a
computer program. I've seen the "impossible" too many times (GRIN).
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Old March 29th 20, 10:02 PM posted to rec.photo.digital,uk.comp.sys.mac,alt.computer.workshop,comp.sys.mac.system
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Default How to remove Rootkit malware from an Apple computer

On 29/03/2020 21:11, Scott Schuckert wrote:
In article , David
wrote:

Does that mean you believe malware can NOT hide from AV software scans
on a Mac?


No. You'll never catch me saying CANNOT or NEVER in regard to a
computer program. I've seen the "impossible" too many times (GRIN).

One of my tests for anyone claiming to be a scientist!

:-)
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Old March 29th 20, 11:34 PM posted to rec.photo.digital,uk.comp.sys.mac,alt.computer.workshop,comp.sys.mac.system
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Default How to remove Rootkit malware from an Apple computer

On 29/03/2020 21:11, Scott Schuckert wrote:
In article , David
wrote:

Does that mean you believe malware can NOT hide from AV software scans
on a Mac?


No. You'll never catch me saying CANNOT or NEVER in regard to a
computer program. I've seen the "impossible" too many times (GRIN).


Haha! :-D Good answer!

Do you use any anti-malware software on your own Apple computer(s)?

There seems to be mixed opinions of whether or not one should do so.

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Old March 29th 20, 11:49 PM posted to rec.photo.digital,uk.comp.sys.mac,alt.computer.workshop,comp.sys.mac.system,alt.sex.advocacy
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Default How to remove Rootkit malware from an Apple computer

On Sun, 29 Mar 2020 23:34:02 +0100, David
wrote:

Do you use any anti-malware software on your own Apple computer(s)?

There seems to be mixed opinions of whether or not one should do so.


You claimed earlier today (that would be a whole bottle ago)
that you've been researching Apple malware for FIFTEEN YEARS.
And you can't decide if Apple malware exists or not?

It's a great example of the damage does to the brain.
Thank you. Can I use you as a medical example?

I'll leave the photo group in as an example of your incessant
phishing.


And happy birthday!! 1 whole year of STALKING!!!
(~20 years if you include the time you were drunk).
-------------------------------------
BD: I want people to "get to know me better. I have nothing to
hide".
I'm always here to help, this page was put up at BD's request,
rather, he said "Do it *NOW*!":

http://tekrider.net/pages/david-brooks-stalker.php

64 confirmed #FAKE_NYMS, most used in cybercrimes!
Google "David Brooks Devon"
[]'s
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Don't be evil - Google 2004
We have a new policy - Google 2012
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Old March 30th 20, 02:59 PM posted to rec.photo.digital,uk.comp.sys.mac,alt.computer.workshop,comp.sys.mac.system
Scott Schuckert
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Default How to remove Rootkit malware from an Apple computer

In article , David
wrote:

Do you use any anti-malware software on your own Apple computer(s)?


No, on any of the four computers at home. My exposure these days is
different; I used to be a Systems Engineer handling educational
accounts for Apple. Schools are generally a cesspool of digital (and
biological!) infections. Now it's mostly downloading dubious stuff from
skanky Russian sources.

Still, it's been many years since I've seen anything destructive in the
real world. Aside from the anti-virus tools themselves, that is.
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Old March 30th 20, 05:15 PM posted to rec.photo.digital,uk.comp.sys.mac,alt.computer.workshop,comp.sys.mac.system
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Default How to remove Rootkit malware from an Apple computer

On 30/03/2020 14:59, Scott Schuckert wrote:
In article , David
wrote:

Do you use any anti-malware software on your own Apple computer(s)?


No, on any of the four computers at home. My exposure these days is
different; I used to be a Systems Engineer handling educational
accounts for Apple. Schools are generally a cesspool of digital (and
biological!) infections. Now it's mostly downloading dubious stuff from
skanky Russian sources.


Thank you for sharing your thoughts with me.
I wish you a long, happy and healthy retirement.

Still, it's been many years since I've seen anything destructive in the
real world. Aside from the anti-virus tools themselves, that is.


That last sentence is telling! ;-)

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David

 




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