What is appTM? Weird text.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by neuzdotcom, Sep 30, 2017.

  1. neuzdotcom macrumors newbie

    neuzdotcom

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    I am having a weird problem - from within Safari (I believe) I keep having a tiny bit of text that pops up, saying "an extension is controlling this settings | disable". It's happening quite often, every few minutes. If I am in an application other than Safari, every few minutes I will get that message, and it toggles to Safari then back to the app I am in. Watching Activity Monitor, I am seeing an app (process) called appTM, which only appears for a sec or two - and seems to be related to that appearing/disappearing text message. When I am in Safari preferences, that text message appears within the preferences window. When I am not in the preferences, that text appears low and to the left of my screen. See my attachment I have ZERO Safari extensions installed. Any ideas?
     

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  2. satcomer macrumors 603

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    Scan your Mac with a free app called EtreCheck and see if it is a Trojan you picked up! The program will warn you and show the path to delete it!
     
  3. neuzdotcom, Sep 30, 2017
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2017

    neuzdotcom thread starter macrumors newbie

    neuzdotcom

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    Thanks. I'm using bitdefender - scanning - it found 3 trojans (never viewed or launched email attachments) but deleted them. The problem is continuing. Is etrecheck better? Why isn't it at the AppStore?

    EDIT 10/1/2017. It appears I contracted pabapara somehow. I followed these steps...

    https://malwarefixes.com/how-to-remove-pabapara/

    ... after deleting the app, Dr. Cleaner said there were 5.2 megs of related files, so through Dr. Cleaner... free from the app store...I uninstalled those files,. All seems to fine now... am hoping it stays that way!
     

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