Help!- I need to uninstall Advanced Mac Cleaner!
Hello. Recently, and under unknown circumstances, three programs were downloaded onto my computer- Advanced Mac Cleaner, MacKeeper, and MegaBackup, all of which research has shown to be potentially fraudulent. As soon as I realized that the programs had combed through my entire computer, I deleted them by force quitting, dodging the many shady "free offer if you call this number" pop-ups, and putting them in and emptying the trash. I then used the Terminal to get rid of anything left(using Terminal>Shell>New Command, then sudo rm -rf Advanced Mac Cleaner, repeating for each program). I thought I solved my problem, but then I saw this in my "Recent Items", the uninstaller for MegaBackup was listed, along with a MegaBackup Server in the "Servers" section. How do I get rid of these plagues for good?
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Thank you very much @jimfixer . I had some help from apple support too on this one. They, also suggested malewarebites. There were still files left in my browser and in some obscure startup folders. Thanks again!
P.S. @jimfixer and @mayer I do realize phishing, viruses, malware, etc. are all very important and very serious. I don't mean to belittle that in any way.
Thanks all again!
- de Jack
Jack - I'd like you to un-accept this answer for a couple of weeks as I feel it is so important and people don't look at questions that are accepted. I want it up in flashing neon lights.
- de mayer
If it's all the same to you, I will repost this question rather than alter this one. Again, do know I completely agree with your stance. These issues are important and can compromise security, especially for people like me, who think mac computers are completely unceseptable to malware, when infact nine malware programs were installed on my computer. Thank you for your concern on the topic, and again, I will repost this question.
- de Jack
And every time you repost I'll merge them. You can bump the question make comments but not continue to repeat it like a virus.
I asked you to un-accept the answer so people would look at it. You choose not to. This is a very serious matter and pertinent question and will be a major issue in the future. Work with me not against me. I am a moderator on this site.
- de mayer
I unaccepted the answer to this question. Please know that I wasn't trying to work against you, and that I am fully willing to work with you. In retrospect, and in seeing your most recent comment, @mayer, it makes more sense to simply unaccept the answer on this post rather than repost. Again, I completely support your stance, and am willing to help you.
Thank you for understanding my mistake, and I cannot apologize enough if I came off in a manner degrading to the seriousness of this matter.
P.S. In looking at my previous post, I see how the wording could have come off in a bad manner. Again, I apologize.
- de Jack
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