Getting rid of Mughthesec and Adloadr

Mhig

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Mar 26, 2020
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I have Sophos Home installed. At the moment, once or twice a day it finds the 'potentially unwanted applications' Mughthesec and Adloadr.

They are always within a directory within /private/tmp/ (and within that within nested directories with long alphanumeric names).

Sophos enables me to clean these up each time – but I don't know why they keep appearing. I'm assuming there is a root cause I haven't identified. Any ideas?

I'm on Catalina.
 

tyc0746

macrumors member
Apr 3, 2019
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Mhig

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Mar 26, 2020
2
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Thanks for that. I'm not the only family member using this machine, so I'll check what the others have done behind my back...
 

tyc0746

macrumors member
Apr 3, 2019
71
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Check the download folder, and see if anything's been left there from a dodgy download.

...and if it's a multi-user computer, make sure there's only 1 admin account (e.g. your's) and everyone else has a more locked down version.
 
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