Total Computer Files Show Up In Folders, All "Go" Links, & are copied to hacker

victim2014

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jan 5, 2014
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How to fix the problem of all files being linked together and coped to a remote location.

Something has been placed on my iMac but I don't know what to look for. How do I fix it?

The utility has disappeared but I can find it on spotlight. The trash won't empty, all email activity is copied and emails and passwords are stolen, security software has been disabled/corrupted, etc. The computer is not usable.

Is this keylogging plus an implant or computer re-configuration of some sort? Everything I do is watched. What would you do to fix this and to NEVER have this problem again?

Thanks
 

old-wiz

macrumors G3
Mar 26, 2008
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West Suburban Boston Ma
wipe it and start over. then change your e-mail and all other passwords.

someone must have had physical access to your computer or you installed something that you should not have.

what kind of Mac? what version of the OS? what's the history?
 

GovtLawyer

macrumors 6502
Sep 6, 2008
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How Do You Know

How do you know your keystrokes have been logged? How do you know passwords have been stolen? How do you know your email is copied to a remote location? I'm sure you have big problems with your computer. However, other than your trash not emptying, all you have presented are conclusions. What has led you to those conclusions?
 

Lucianrider

macrumors member
Jan 1, 2012
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St. Lucia, West Indies
How do you know your keystrokes have been logged? How do you know passwords have been stolen? How do you know your email is copied to a remote location? I'm sure you have big problems with your computer. However, other than your trash not emptying, all you have presented are conclusions. What has led you to those conclusions?
I agree with the above!! But at a minimum, I would hope that you have disconnected the computer from the internet by all means possible! Wired ethernet and wifi, even it ti means turning off your wifi router or changing the security password...
If you have been hacked at least prevent it from being controlled by the hacker.
 

old-wiz

macrumors G3
Mar 26, 2008
8,315
225
West Suburban Boston Ma
I'm kind of skeptical about this thread. This is a newbie posting a far fetched scenario and no one else has reported such a thing. There are no real details about what kind of Mac, what OS, what environment. It's just saying my Mac is useless... It sounds like a MacBasher.

Opening with "how to fix the problem..." but it's not a problem I've ever heard of and I think the MR community would have heard about it.
 
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