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Malware in Mountain Lion

492 Views 9 Replies Latest reply: Jul 13, 2013 2:47 PM by macfrombrampton RSS
macfrombrampton Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jun 21, 2013 7:37 PM

After downloading Icefloor.

IceFloor PF firewall frontend for OS X -

I noticed that the Gatekeeper (allows only applications signed or for the app store) was not working anymore. I set Gatekeeper to allow applications only from:  "the app store" and it would still allow applications to be installed even though they were not from the App store.


I have removed Icefloor and the problem still persists.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Rysz Level 5 Level 5 (4,110 points)
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    Jun 21, 2013 7:45 PM (in response to macfrombrampton)

    Try restarting the computer, toggling the Gatekeeper setting and contacting the developer.


    BTW, is there a reason heading for this Q refers to malware?

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,985 points)
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    Jun 21, 2013 10:56 PM (in response to macfrombrampton)

    Triple-click anywhere in the line below to select it:

    defaults read LSQuarantine | open -f -a TextEdit


    Copy the selected text to the Clipboard (command-C).


    Launch the Terminal application in any of the following ways:


    ☞ Enter the first few letters of its name into a Spotlight search. Select it in the results (it should be at the top.)


    ☞ In the Finder, select Go Utilities from the menu bar, or press the key combination shift-command-U. The application is in the folder that opens.


    ☞ Open LaunchPad. Click Utilities, then Terminal in the icon grid.


    Paste into the Terminal window (command-V).


    A TextEdit window will open with the output of the command. It should be either 1 or 0. Which is it?

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,985 points)
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    Jun 24, 2013 7:41 PM (in response to macfrombrampton)

    That's a normal result. Please run the following command (which shows the status of Gatekeeper) in the same way. The expected output is "assessments enabled." If you get any other output, post it.

    spctl --status
  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,985 points)
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    Jun 29, 2013 6:29 PM (in response to macfrombrampton)

    You wrote in one of the several other threads you've started that you deleted a system component, for no reason at all. If you're going to do things like that, you're on your own. My only suggestion is that you reinstall OS X.

  • babowa Level 7 Level 7 (22,100 points)
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    Jul 7, 2013 4:46 PM (in response to macfrombrampton)

    Changing OS system behavior may have unintended and seemingly unrelated results. I agree with Linc - reinstall your system using recovery. I can't address anything Gatekeeper related since I allow installs from "anywhere".


    Did you obtain this app from the app store or elsewhere?


    Whether Gatekeeper works reliably or not does not mean you have malware on your computer.


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