3 Replies Latest reply: Mar 6, 2009 6:27 AM by varjak paw
Maureen Schiavoni Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
I picked up a malware from somewhere and now I cannot get rid of it. Any suggestions.
Thanks in advance

iBook G4, Mac OS X (10.4.2)
  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (169,820 points)
    iMunizator is a repackaged MacSweeper and is nothing but "scareware". First, run Activity Monitor and look for the "iMunizatorDaemon" process and force-quit it. That should allow you to quit and trash the iMunizator application. Then look in this folder:

    youruser -> Library -> Contextual Menu Items

    and delete the iMunizatorCMI.plugin file.

    Finally, do a Finder search (Command-F from Finder), setting it to search system files - pull down the menu that says "Kind" to System files and set to "include" - for "iMunizator" and delete all the preference and cache files you find.

    That should clear that junk off your system.

    Hope this helps.

    P.S. Note that the only way to acquire this malware is for a user to download and run it him/herself. It cannot spread to your computer by itself. So for the future, be very careful about what you download and run on your computer, particularly anything that purports to "scan" or "tune up" your system.

    Message was edited by: Dave Sawyer
  • Maureen Schiavoni Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Dave

    when I pull down kind, I do not see "include" or anything of that nature. also, i did force quit the offending program but, again, that did not do anything. i'm still unable to trash the malware. any other suggestions. thanks for getting back to me so soon. i'm a completely frustrated by this situation. and yes, i will NEVER opened a suspect file/program again.
  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (169,820 points)
    when I pull down kind, I do not see "include" or anything of that nature.

    You pull that menu down to "system files". The next item over will then change to "don't include/include"

    also, i did force quit the offending program but, again, that did not do anything.

    Did you force-quit "iMunizatorDaemon"?