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Bandit27

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jan 18, 2005
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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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chrfr

macrumors G5
Jul 11, 2009
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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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Is this really flash player? why can't I find the file to delete it. I have unmounted it, and it re-mounts itself.
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.
 

Apple_Robert

Contributor
Sep 21, 2012
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In the middle of several books.
Flashback has been blocked by OS X since an update for 10.5.x.
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.

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.
 

chrfr

macrumors G5
Jul 11, 2009
13,592
7,134
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.

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.
 

Bandit27

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jan 18, 2005
19
0
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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