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Malware masquerading as Flash Player

New Here ,
Dec 20, 2016 Dec 20, 2016

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I've just installed a malware version of Flash Player onto my Mac. Now getting a MacKeeper page loading, unbidden. How can I get rid of this junk?

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Dec 20, 2016 Dec 20, 2016

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I have same question, anybody know how to fix it ?

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Dec 22, 2016 Dec 22, 2016

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Flash Player https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer is the ONLY way to get the real program

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Dec 20, 2016 Dec 20, 2016

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That's a question for Mac experts. While there are some here, probably, you should also ask in more Mac-specific forums too since this isn't really an Adobe issue.

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Dec 22, 2016 Dec 22, 2016

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I managed to get rid of the problems, but it took me a lot of mucking around -- I'm no Mac expert.

As a final step I followed the instructions on this page: How to remove Kuklorest - MalwareFixes.​ (I'd also got this on my machine.)​ I think the Malwarebytes Anti-malware for Mac software was particularly helpful. (I checked reviews before downloading it and it appears to be legit, unlike a lot of apps claiming to sort malware apparently.) If I strike this sort of issue again, I'll start with that!

Before that though, I went into the library (from Finder, select the Go menu while holding down the option key). I sorted by date modified and sent the stuff that appeared to have been added at the time I downloaded the fake Adobe Flash Player.

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Dec 22, 2016 Dec 22, 2016

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Thanks for sharing what worked for you.

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Dec 22, 2016 Dec 22, 2016

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Apple always recommends running the free Malwarebytes Anti-Malware utility.

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