what internet plug ins are normal in library?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Jazzandmetal?, Jun 9, 2008.

  1. Jazzandmetal? macrumors regular

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    I recently read an article on looking for a trojan and it said to look for things in Library. There are a lot of things in there. How do you know what is supposed to be there?
     
  2. varmit macrumors 68000

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    Um, there are at lease two libraries on a Mac. One being the system Library in the main directory of the hard drive. Then a Library for each User with user preferences.

    Yes, there is going to be a ton of stuff in both, since the preferences and data for your programs is stored in there. If you use Mail for your email, go to your user folder, library, mail, and there are all your email boxes and email setups. Safari folder with all the Safari data.

    Unless you downloaded and double clicked on something that you didn't know what it did, then you are most likely ok.

    If you are that paranoid about trojans, little snitch can help, and turning on OSX's firewall will help. http://www.obdev.at/products/littlesnitch/index.html But searching manually for it in the library folder is pointless unless you know if an exact folder and file to look for.
     

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