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denise
Spyware for OSX
on Oct 13, 2005 at 4:08:05 pm

Hi -

Does anyone know where I can download FREE Spyware detection and removal program for Mac OS 10.3.9. I am having all these errors and the spinning ball comes up often. I'd like to see if spyware or viruses are interfering.

Thanks,
Denise


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Jeff Carpenter
Re: Spyware for OSX
on Oct 13, 2005 at 5:17:38 pm

You should start by using Disc Utility in the APPLICATION/UTILITIES folder and repair permissions on your drive. That's a good first step for these kind of problems.


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Chuck Reti
Re: Spyware for OSX
on Oct 13, 2005 at 8:42:41 pm

There is no free or commercial Spyware related software, since, as of this writing, there have been no known instances of Spyware running on any version of OS X. Same for viruses, though there are virus detection programs available. Symantec's Norton products for Mac are highly not recommended by many. ClamXav (free), VirusBarrier, Virex are some alternatives.


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Tony!
Re: Spyware for OSX
on Oct 13, 2005 at 9:42:41 pm

[Chuck Reti] "There is no free or commercial Spyware related software, since, as of this writing, there have been no known instances of Spyware running on any version of OS X. Same for viruses, though there are virus detection programs available. Symantec's Norton products for Mac are highly not recommended by many. ClamXav (free), VirusBarrier, Virex are some alternatives."

Chuck is correct. Spyware is not your problem. Repair your permissions, as Jeff recommends, repair your drive using Disk Utility (or Disk Warrior - better), and try using an application with cache cleaning capabilities, like one of these:

http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/14850

http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/26516

http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/16494

Additionally, you might try disconnecting your network cable and see if the problem goes away. I suggest updating your software, drivers, 3rd party hardware's firmware, etc to the latest versions.

Good Luck,

Tony!


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Mark Sloan
Re: Spyware for OSX
on Oct 13, 2005 at 10:02:12 pm

You can check your logs to see if you have been hacked... Check to see if you have any unusual log ins. Any Mac with something like SSH turned on can be broken into if you use something like Admin Admin for username and password. Little Snitch can check your network activity to see if someone has turned your machine into a spam bot or something....


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