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Question: malware

How does a person determine if their machine has malware or a virus.

Recently there was the security article pertaining to, any one could log into a Apple Macintosh using the word root.

And then there was a article that Apple Macintosh had a fix within 24 hours of the security notice.

I did receive a security update a few days later.

last night when I put the machine to sleep it would come back to full screen mode.

Then when I went to shut it down the behavior was weird and it finally began to go into shut down yet the screen turned completely green before shutting down.

This morning when I turned the machine back on the password box had a question mark in the right hand side of which I have never seen before.

Is the any real accurate information pertaining to any virus malware that is currently infecting Apple Macintosh machines.

Thank you

MacBook Pro, iOS 11.0.2, no 2nd or 3rd party software

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Dec 11, 2017 8:08 AM in response to waldvonebern In response to waldvonebern

the root compromise was evident in OS X 10.13.1 and no other version, it was patched by Apple a day later. If you are running OS X 10.13.1 you should patch from the App Store updates.

if you think your device has adware or malware you may post an etrecheck report for further analysis


you can also check with malwarebytes for mac


there are currently no OS X virus' reported "in the wild" by any credible securities lab in the world at this time. The findings on this forum lean towards all AV products for Mac cause far more harm than anything else and their effectiveness if a virus was deployed for OS X would be in question.

Dec 11, 2017 8:08 AM

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