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#47788 - 02/04/18 07:54 AM Malware Via MacUpdate
Ira L Offline


Registered: 08/13/09
Loc: California
The maker of Malwarebytes is reporting that the software updating site, MacUpdate, is unwittingly distributing software that contains a virus designed to use your Mac's CPU to mine for cryptocurrency.

Fortunately the free version of Malwarebytes can detect and remove this virus.
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#47792 - 02/04/18 09:08 AM Re: Malware Via MacUpdate [Re: Ira L]
jchuzi Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: New York State
Thanks for the heads up. Malwarebytes reported no problems for me. Also, I never download anything directly from MacUpdate. Instead, I either go directly to the developer's site or launch the app and let it update by itself.
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#48080 - 03/01/18 05:55 AM Re: Malware Via MacUpdate [Re: Ira L]
Virtual1 Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Iowa
Originally Posted By: Ira L
The maker of Malwarebytes is reporting that the software updating site, MacUpdate, is unwittingly distributing software that contains a virus designed to use your Mac's CPU to mine for cryptocurrency.

Fortunately the free version of Malwarebytes can detect and remove this virus.


I've seen things I suspect of doing that popping up infrequently at random places. I'll visit a website and while the page is up I'll hear my laptop's fans start spinning up. Open activity monitor and find some web process running lots of CPU.

"OH I see what you are doing..." *CLOSE*
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