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Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by kcinthebay, Jan 24, 2017.

  1. kcinthebay macrumors newbie

    kcinthebay

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    I can't seem to understand what happened here:

    I downloaded HotSpot Shield VPN from this website - http://downloads.techradar.com/downloads/hotspot-shield

    I know I know, I probably shouldn't have done that? I didn't realize it wasn't their actual websit[​IMG] e at the time.

    Anyway, I opened up the installer and clicked on save file. (Please see attached photo.)

    Afterwards, there was a confirmation message box that said it was successfully installed but I can't find anything anywhere. I checked applications, spotlight, search in the finder and of course desktop. Did I just dl something stupid and foreign on my computer? Any thoughts or suggestions would be highly appreciated. This frustrating.

    Drats.
     

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  3. kcinthebay thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Drats. I did open it and saved the file to my computer. Nothing in my downloads folder and nothing on my desktop. Couldn't find anything called HotSpot Shield VPN anywhere. I thought I could trust TechRadar.com.

    Do you know what a "chip-download.dmg" is? Or could it mean anything? I'm a little worried I might've downloaded some sort of spyware now.

    Thank you again for replying.
     
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  5. kcinthebay thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I downloaded Malawarebytes and it is on my desktop but it won't open. When I double-click it, nothing happens.

    I think I def have something on my computer now. How do I get it running? Gah, this is frustrating.
    --- Post Merged, Jan 27, 2017 ---
    Restarted computer. Downloaded MB through Firefox and it opened finally. No threats detected.

    THANKS for replying. You rock.
     

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