In that case, close the Terminal window and report what happened. By a stalker who I have restraining order against. Who knows there ate so many gadgets and How to, video's. EtreCheck is a tool that helps Apple Support Community volunteers debug problems without any access to the troubled computers. The sequence is: copy, paste, wait, paste again. The problem with posts disappearing could be to do with the acutally Apple website and not being anything to do with you persoanlly. If you create backups with Apple's Time Machine utility, you can roll back your machine to before the point of infection.Next
They can look what services are running, if some of the services are interesting they will try to extract information. If you can control the range of the wireless, try lowing the distance. The 2 options that you are given are 'do not allow' and 'allow'. Conclusion Hopefully the information in this tutorial will help you to gain control of your computer in the event someone hacks it. Click on the Safari icon, and you'll be able to browse Apple's help articles. More than malware, many Mac users will face adwaresuch as toolbars that are surreptitiously installed onto browsers.Next
Or is it just an apple product and could be an individual? This is a public forum, and others may give you advice based on the results of the test. If you don't know the password, or if you prefer not to enter it, press the key combination control-C or just press return three times at the password prompt. Nevertheless, if you can't satisfy yourself that these instructions are safe, don't follow them. Be Smart Once you've got your computer sorted, don't let this happen to you again. From here you can click on the Time Machine option to restore your system to before the infection occurred.Next
A computer that's abnormally slow may take longer to run the test. They will usually issue an alert to the hacker, which if nothing else, will scare them enough that maybe they wont do it again. Consider editing the question or leaving comments for improvement if you believe the question can be reworded to fit within the scope. What it turned out to be is this. You will be prompted to enter a trusted phone number this should probably be your own phone. The reliable way to prevent this is to carefully control physical access to your Mac so it cannot be modified. I say no, although it says some apps, etc may not work well without it.Next
Be careful which option you choose. The process is much less complicated than the description. The attacks you're most likely to face are social ones, such as phishing emails, or malicious links sent to you by a hacked account or a nefarious bot. One day while my mac was taking time to load up the message flashed up but instead of disappearing straight away I breifly had time to read it. Select it in the results it should be at the top. Here's the thing; I tried to scan a document and it sent it to a Client-860C12F3. My weaknesses are around networking and security-no question.Next
A traceroute process can take a while, so you may want to do something for 5-10 minutes and then come back and check the results. Apple will then send a verification code to that phone number. Is it possible for an account to send out email replies to adds on Craigslist? Nothing will be displayed when you type it. We can then use this information to report them to the authorities or law enforcement. If you make three failed attempts to enter the password, the test will run anyway, but it will produce less information.Next
Then you start feeling anger tinged with a bit of fear, because someone is violating your personal space without your permission and potentially accessing your private data. I'm sure there is someone helping. That is a good question and unfortunately there's no concrete answer for that. What causes these, and what can you do about it? They cite the usual complaints of resource hogging, and not preventing zero-day attacks. Has anyone ever heard of a case like this before? Why are they on my iMac---is there a setting somewhere I've screwed up and allowed this.Next
The process is so simple on the Mac that you really have no excuse for not doing so. Be sure to pay attention to those update prompts! When reviewing this information, though, it is important to not to jump to conclusions and assume every unknown established connection is a hacker. If that guy was using my network, was he able to see everything that was sent over? If any private information, such as your name or email address, appears in the results, anonymize it before posting. All you have to do is start a reply to this comment and then paste by pressing command-V again. In general, no, it's not safe and I don't encourage it. In this case, however, there are a couple of ways for you to decide whether the program is safe without having to trust me. Be aware of what you're installing, and be read the information provided by install wizards carefully.