Also, there was a bogus application in my Chrome apps menu which I have never, ever used so I don't know what's supposed to be there. But I went to uninstall one that said "Advance Adblock", and accidentally clicked on it, which took me to a bogus page. There are more in there but I am not sure if they belong there or not. Also, noticed my keychain access was unlocked- not sure if that was an oversight on my part from some other time, or something else. Fixed that, now Chrome asks for it when I boot up.
I ignore it and Chrome works fine. Dropbox began automatically loading on boot up and giving me a dialog box also, which rather than clicking on it, I quit in activity monitor.
Something else odd but probably unrelated. I know who and where she is, since one of the times she used my email, her address was sent to me. So I corresponded with her by snail mail and then she emailed me back, ha and I requested she knock it off. Also, someone tried to use my email to sign up for an Apple ID, someone using an Italian name who may or may not be the same person.
So I had to deal with Apple fraud dept regarding that, as well. I have not noticed any odd bank account activity or anything like that. So far so good.
Hence my concerns. Malwarebytes is updated and has found nothing but there is definitely an issue. I suggest you use the program created by Etresoft, a frequent contributor. It will provide a snapshot of your system which we can analyze to possibly determine the cause of your problem. Please use copy and paste as screen shots can be hard to read. On the screen with Options, please open Options and check the bottom 2 boxes before running.
This will show what is running on your computer. No personal information is shown. Etrecheck — System Information.
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User profile for user: Richard Fernandez Richard Fernandez. Notebooks Speciality level out of ten: 3. Reply Helpful Thread reply - more options Link to this Post. User profile for user: macjack macjack. I'm not scare-mongering - the threat is not there in any significant scale. But someday it could be, and that may make AV a worthwile investment. It's also worth remembering that the end user is always the weakest link.
Apple releases OS X 10.8.5 security update
In many ways security software exists to save you from bad decisions - installing apps that appear to offer something for nothing, but turn out to be spyware or viruses. Even Mac users can fall victim in this way. So for the price of a cup of coffee each week, it makes sense to install security software and then forget all about it.
Our colleagues over at Macworld UK have the definitive guide to the best antivirus for Mac. What follows is the counter argument as to why Macs don't need antivirus, but we still think it's better to be safe than sorry. Quite simply, because all the evidence suggests they don't. Why this is the case is worth investigating, however.
Mac Internet Security X9 - Intego
The argument most often put forward is a simple one of market economics: because Apple's global market share is in single figures, criminals go after the bigger shoals of fish in the Windows world. There is something in this - virtually all current malware exists to generate cash for criminals.
Crooks are not known for their application or invention, so the biggest, easiest target gets all the attention. In practice, cybercriminal gangs are focused exclusively on Windows because there are more Windows users, yes, but also because Windows is still easier to hack. It's like having a series of fire doors - even if malware gains access to your Mac, it is unable to spread to the heart of the machine. Macs are not unhackable, but they are more difficult to exploit than are Windows PCs.
So just as a burglar could break into a house with an alarm system but will probably choose the unprotected dwelling next door, a Mac makes a less attractive target in a world in which only attractive targets tend to be attacked.