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my safari quits about once every hour using hidden plugin

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Feb 6, 2013 5:14 PM

it is trying to use a plugin called .MicrovietRealTime.png which seems to be hidden as I can't seem to find it anywhere. This actually happened before quite a few months ago, then stopped, then started again just about two months back. Can anyone tell me what's wrong here? I'm on mac OS version 10.6.8.

  • ~Bee Level 7 Level 7 (30,580 points)

    What are you trying to do with this plugin?

    Are you sure it's Mac compatible?

  • ~Bee Level 7 Level 7 (30,580 points)

    Ok, good info there.

    First, quit afari.

    Then go to your Hard Drive icon, and open it up.   Go down to the Appllications folder, then down to Safari.

    Click the Safari icon once, while hold down the Control key.  In the resulting pane, choose "Show Package contents.  Then open the Resources folder, and look for Microviet in there.  Drag it to the trash, an restart Safari.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,825 points)

    You’ve been infected with the “Flashback” malware. See this Apple support document:


    About Flashback malware


    Back up all data, if you haven't already done so.


    From the menu bar, select


    Software Update


    to install the latest Java update, as well as any other available updates. That should clear the infection in most cases. You must update to the latest version of OS X 10.6 or 10.7 before you can install the Java update.


    The removal tool runs automatically in the background and is then deleted. Don’t look for something to click. If the malware is removed, you’ll be notified.


    After you’ve secured your system — not before — change every Internet password you have, starting with banking passwords, and check all financial accounts for unauthorized transactions.


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