Pls help me. Im scared, i think my mac is hacked

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  1. raiden831 macrumors newbie

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    Im going through an ugly divorce with my husband.. and i feel that he has installed some sort of spyware or keylogger on my imac. I googled around and did the netstat -n thing.. and i found something that im uncomfortable with. Protemac daemon is listening etc etc what is daemon protemac? and what else should i look out for? im genuinely scared for my life.. help me pls. The police is unable to do anything until i can provide further evidences. Im currently seeking refuge at a friends house but he seems to always know where i am. Help me pls.
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Discuss your issue with the police, not an online forum. I do not buy your statement about the police "not being able to do anything."
     
  3. raiden831 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    it makes no differences if u buy it or not. i just need advice so i know what to look for. Im just trying to protect myself. Thank you.
     
  4. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    For the record..daemon protemac is a DVD / Blu-Ray burning software App...I suspect you are trying to advertise this.
     
  5. AdeFowler, Mar 3, 2012
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    Protemac is genuine software – probably an advanced firewall. Don't worry yourself over that.


    If you're genuinely scared go back to the police.
     
  6. raiden831 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok. i will take a screen shot of the log as i really dont know what im suppose to look out for..
    what exactly am i trying to advertise here? i dont understand the suspicions. i googled protemac daemon and i get this impression that its some sort of network monitor? i dont see anything that indicates its a dvd burning app? i did go to the police and he is not allowed to be near me but he is an unusually aggressive man and his actions are dictated by his emotions. I just feel unsafe.
     
  7. Seamaster macrumors 65816

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    If you're that worried wipe the bloody thing.
     
  8. raiden831 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i will. i just need to be sure if its hacked or not. if it is, i can use it as evidences. Do you understand what im trying to do here? i will return with a screenshot soon. I need to rest first. Gosh, you guys are a hostile bunch.
     
  9. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    Not hostile, just a little confused as to why you would come here for legal advice...:confused:
     
  10. KingJosh macrumors 6502

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    if you are legit:
    format and reinstall os x.

    If you are a troll or advertiser:
    Did you know that most people get digital movies now so the authoring software for the consumer will die out whether you advertise it or not.
     
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    i'd definitely be getting rid of that with a format, divorce or not lol
     
  13. raiden831 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That is what I'm scared of.. How can i check? Seeing its designed to be invisible. I'm aware of what I need to do but before that I need to make sure as I plan to use it as evidences. Do u see my point here?
     
  14. Cmd-the-World, Mar 3, 2012
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    If you don't want to format the drive I suggest connecting an external hard drive and set up a fresh copy of Mac OS X on it that way you can still use your computer and retain the evidence. Make sure once you set up Mac OS X on the external drive to change all your passwords for every service.

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    Check your applications folder and see if you have any of ProteMac software http://www.protemac.com/ But I doubt that it will be there.

    Another thing that I think you should do is email the developers and tell them about your situation maybe they can tell you what software you have installed on it.
     
  15. raiden831 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Are U guys sure that protemac is a burning app? Why is it showing on the log when I netstat it?
     
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    Is it visible in Activity Monitor? Don't forget to select Show All Processes.

    Or use Terminal and enter the following and get a list and location of all running processes:
     
  17. Cmd-the-World macrumors regular

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    They have other apps like firewalls and the like so no not all ProteMac software are dangerous. However they offer a key logger as well.

    http://www.protemac.com/
     
  18. raiden831 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    O I will do that and post result in the morning. Thanks !
     
  19. KingJosh macrumors 6502

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    How can you prove he put it on there though. For all the court/police knows you could have installed it.
     
  20. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020

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    I doubt the process will appear in Activity Monitor with a name we can link to Protemac. This makes it difficult to spot as could be anywhere under any name.


    Close all the applications, then open up the terminal and run:

    PM me the result if you worry about your privacy (obviously I won't share it if you want, and no sensitive data is output anyway by lsof).

    Also, you said you run netstat -n. Unfortunately there's no way I know to spot the process we're looking for (given it's running of course) with it.
     
  21. fa8362 macrumors 65816

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    Hmmm...just joined a day or two ago and "scared for your life." Sorry, I'm not buying it either. If you're really scared for your life, go to the police.
     
  22. raiden831 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok guys, ive did netstat -n, w, lsof -if and some screenshot. please tell me if theres something fishy going on.. im not all that literate with macs but im cautious enough to replaced my name with "edited". Thank guys..
     

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    what worries me is that when i did the w command, i see it says 2 users in the log. is that something i should be worried about?
     
  25. Ccrew macrumors 68020

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    Format the machine and move on. Even if there's something on it you'll never prove you didn't install it, and you'll only come off a a desperate nutjob. That said.....
     

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