Resolved I've had a MacBook for 3 months, and I already managed to get Spigot malware

StlCards80

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Jan 10, 2017
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So, I downloaded Malware Bytes, removed it, and now I can't load sites from my computer without accessing the net. Has anyone else run into this issue?
 

TheOkeland

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You can't load sites from your computer without accessing the net? What do you mean by this?
Sites you stored/copied local, or the web? Being not able to access the internet without network-connection would be quite normal imo :confused:

If you have trouble to access websites, because your Browser is still messed up with the malware, this could help:
http://www.thesafemac.com/arg-spigot/

If this does not help you, please reformulate your question, maybe I am just tired, but I don't get what exact problem you have.
 

StlCards80

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Jan 10, 2017
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St Louis, MO
You can't load sites from your computer without accessing the net? What do you mean by this?
Sites you stored/copied local, or the web? Being not able to access the internet without network-connection would be quite normal imo :confused:

If you have trouble to access websites, because your Browser is still messed up with the malware, this could help:
http://www.thesafemac.com/arg-spigot/

If this does not help you, please reformulate your question, maybe I am just tired, but I don't get what exact problem you have.
I phrased it wrong. Blues are playing today and I'm all over the place.

I'm trying to run test sites from my local hard drive, but I can't. It was fine until the malware.
 

TheOkeland

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Aachen, Germany
To run local-saved websites containing PHP, you need to setup a local Webserver, because PHP is a server-side-script-language. Maybe your Webserver ist offline or needs to be reconfigured? Local HTML files should work without a problem.
 
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StlCards80

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To run local-saved websites containing PHP, you need to setup a local Webserver, because PHP is a server-side-script-language. Maybe your Webserver ist offline or needs to be reconfigured? Local HTML files should work without a problem.
If only I could delete this thread...

So you mean a server-side language needs a server? Yeah, I'm an idiot.