Mystery Software mounted - Help!

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  1. Bandit27 macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    Was erasing a HDD with disk utility today, and saw that there is a "decrypted file" mounted with Flash Player as a virtual drive. Is this really flash player? why can't I find the file to delete it. I have unmounted it, and it re-mounts itself. Is this some kind of trojan?
    Thanks in advance. screenshot included.

    Tyler
     

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  2. BasicGreatGuy, Jan 26, 2015
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2015
  3. chrfr macrumors 603

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    Flashback has been blocked by OS X for several years.
    These are sloppy leftovers from the Adobe Flash Player updater. They'll disappear on reboot, or just eject them from within Disk Utility. Nothing to worry about here.

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    It's not a trojan. Click on the decrypytedfile.dmg in Disk Utility and you'll see a link to the path where it's located. (It'll be in /private/var/folders/random characters.) You can manually delete it or just leave it and it'll go away on its own at reboot.
     
  4. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Ok. The guy said it keeps remounting itself, which is why I thought it might be the trojan. It seems it has made a resurgence lately according to what i read. Apple updated their support page for it on November 2014.
     
  5. chrfr macrumors 603

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    There's other malware/adware around, and lots of security updates for Flash Player recently (3 in the past 2 weeks), but this isn't malware. Just bad programming.
     
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  7. Bandit27 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Solved!

    Thanks everyone.
    Was exactly where the path said, after I got the machine to show invisible files. Deleted it, and all is well again.
    Thanks for the help.

    Cheers,

    Tyler
     

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