need help,possible virus?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by tkmcguire1, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. tkmcguire1 macrumors 6502


    Dec 11, 2009
    my macbook is acting up,can't get firefox to work right and other sluggish things happening,went to disk repair and under disks it has one that says decryptedFile.dmg
    flash player
    what does this mean?
    any help would be appreciated,have a 2010 unibody macbook running osx lion
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    No, it's not possible that it's a virus, since there are none. Macs are not immune to malware, but no true viruses exist in the wild that can run on Mac OS X, and there never have been any since it was released 10 years ago. The only malware in the wild that can affect Mac OS X is a handful of trojans, which can be easily avoided with some basic education, common sense and care in what software you install. Also, Mac OS X Snow Leopard and Lion have anti-malware protection built in, further reducing the need for 3rd party antivirus apps.
    That's not very specific, but for slow performance, there are a few things you can check:

    Performance tips for Mac OS X
    It's left over from an installation or update of Flash player. Hold the Command key down and drag it away until it disappears.

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