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  1. C

    Disturbing Fake QR popup [SOLVED]

    A friend is getting a popup every time he goes to a field with a username that has what appears to be a fake QR Code - fake as in it keeps changing (animated) at a fast rate. Malwarebytes doesn't twitch. Anyone seen anything like this?
  2. W

    Help with safari and something strange happening

    When I start typing the word English on the address bar in safari a full web address show up Englishonlineclub . com but the problem is that I don't remember going to that page and more storage is that in the middle of writing "English" the Imac start spelling (voice) letters in what I think is...
  3. M

    iOS BUG or Malware?

    ## iOS BUG or Malware? * Duplicate Hidden Folders * Duplicate Legacy Locations * Duplicate but different Shelf Thumbnails It’s almost as if the iPad has a cloned partition on it .. a hidden sandbox app .. possibly malware .. accessed through the Files app using legacy API’s .. it could explain...
  4. ApplesAreSweet&Sour

    Are malware scanner/blockers necessary or even helpful in 2021?

    I am currently using Malwarebytes and the price for a subscription isn't too bad. But obviously, any price is too much if the app can't actually do anything about the worst malware out there. And another question is if I am even in danger, considering that I'm just using this Mac privately, as...
  5. O

    Keychain Hack / Disk Utility > HELP!

    Guys, Hoping you can help - I've read the threads on the forum and a lot of you are very knowledgable. I've got a 2019 MacBook Pro Retina and for the past few months I havre had a virus / malware issue. I've taken it to Apple, spoken to Apple Support and even contacted and visited several...
  6. S

    iPhone hacking using accessibility shortcuts/settings?

    Hi everyone. I am new here because I have a specific question related to a confounding situation with my personal Apple devices over the past three months. I have been dealing with very strange behavior and potential remote access on several of my brand new & updated phones, all of which have...
  7. AnonymouslyScooby

    Firewall Help: Are these connections safe or something I should be worried about?

    I was doing some browsing through my computers settings today and stumbled across this and after going through it it seems as if some of these connections are either malicious or just sound that way.. But a lot of them dont sound familiar in the slightest.. So i was wondering does anyone else...
  8. imprvws

    Unable To Run Sudo On Terminal (Suspect Malware)

    When I Run Any Sudo Commands I get: sudo: /etc/sudoers is owned by uid 501, should be 0 sudo: no valid sudoers sources found, quitting sudo: error initializing audit plugin sudoers_audit This behavior starts at a failed mongodb installation and increased by the last 11.3.1 big sur update...
  9. T

    Keylogger on iMac

    Hello, I've recently learned that a stalker has stolen my spare key and has had access to my iMac while I was away from home. I believe she installed a keylogger on my iMac. My question is: if the keylogger had used my camera, would the green light have turned on, even when taking a quick...
  10. L

    Mac red hot after installing app store timer app. Timemachine is enough?

    A few times after pulling my laptop out of my bag the thing is red hot. Difficult to even hold! The only thing I've done recently is install this app: https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/timer-rh/id929960914?mt=12 I've scanned the whole system with Malwarebytes. Nothing. I use Firefox and a lot of...
  11. mac_in_tosh

    Running anti-malware and anti-virus apps simultaneously

    I recently installed the premium version of Malwarebytes on my MB Pro. Let's not get into a discussion of whether that's really necessary vs. the free version or whether Macs need protection because there are always things the user could inadvertently do to cause trouble. I also have the free...
  12. kende.tamas

    Safari extensions are not working, Mac got infected?

    Dear Macrumors community, you are my only hope. Several ad-filtering extensions installed through the Mac App Store are not working in Sarafi 14.0.2 under Bis Sur 11.1. The issue is not persistent in other user accounts on my macbook. I did chat to apple support for hours, eventually I was...
  13. Y

    Weird pop up Home Screen

    Hi all, Yesterday I downloaded flash player (which I now know is a stupid thing to do) and ever since I get these weird pop ups on my Home Screen, saying 'Downloading new updates' and 'download failed' which don't seem to be valid, see the photos. Does anybody know what this is? And more...
  14. L

    Homesweeklies homepage problem

    Hello guys! So recently I've switched from Chrome to Safari and noticed that I can't change my homepage. Firstly it was set to SafeFinder or something. I managed to remove that because there was an extension in safari, but now I'm stuck with something called homesweeklies. After little...
  15. jumpcutking

    Help me: Terminal says: galaxy-note10??? on my MacBook Pro

    I'm a developer and a producer... sometimes I need to install applications and such to use for that purpose but I'm smart enough to know what not to download, check my sources, and when in doubt verify it is what it says it is. This morning my terminal should me this (my username is thanos...
  16. C

    Desktop Folder displays incorrect name/language

    Hi there! I'm new here however I'm facing a problem with my macbook pro 2011 (MacOS High Sierra) as the title say: I have a folder which name are display in an incorrect language, The System language is Spanish however in the Desktop folder (Escritorio) it displays "Desktop " in English, and...
  17. DCIFRTHS

    Expert opinions needed - Is security compromised?

    Just got a 2017 Macbook Pro with 16GB Ram, 560 Radeon and 512 SSD. It was an unbeatable offer, so I couldn’t pass it up. The person who owned it before me used it to live stream, and has installed different versions of free streaming and server software - only heaven knows what else on it. The...
  18. C

    iPhone 8(+) Help I accidentally clicked a spam link in text

    I got one of those USPS scam messages and I’m stupid I thought someone actually just put the wrong number until I looked it up and found out it’s a scam... I’m sick and really out of it right now and I was dumb enough to respond saying they had the wrong number Anyway I accidentally clicked the...
  19. Diogenes Pontifex

    Suspicious activity on a locked and idle iPhone

    Several weeks ago, I activated a feature on my router that blocks access to potentially dangerous IP addresses based on a "threat intelligence database". Since then, the router has repeatedly blocked access from my wife's iPhone 6s (17 incidents in 25 days). I'm aware that these databases often...
  20. MentalFabric

    Notification spam – malware?

    A less techie family member keeps getting these notifications so I removed them in System Preferences but they've re-appeared. I think I also removed a browser extension first time around. I don't see any strange startup items or processes eating CPU. The Mac is running Sophos Antivirus...