Re: 14 antivirus apps found to have security problems.

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Re: 14 antivirus apps found to have security problems.

Did you manage to change your administrator and standard user password on your Mac  OS X ???

 

If you did not change, then they still on your computer accessing and monitoring you.

 

Mind if I ask you, why did you buy a Mac, when you do not know how to do this things????

 

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Re: 14 antivirus apps found to have security problems.

*** Make Sure you read the instructions before proceed ***

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Michelle,

 

Do me a favour,

 

You go to Computer Shop or any shop that sell a 8 or 16 GB Thumbdrive.

 

Get 2 thumbdrive if you want to. (Just in case)

 

You know what is USB thumb drive right?

 

http://www.sandisk.com/products/usb/drives/

 

They have USB 2.0 or 3.0.

 

Does your Mac have USB 3.0 or 2.0.

 

If your Macbook Pro have USB 2.0 then buy USB 2.0.

 

If your Macbook Pro have USB 3.0 then buy the USB 3.0.

 

Firstly I need to know what Macbook pro version are you using?

 

The 13 inch version or 15 inch version or the Macbook Pro retina version.

 

Go to this site....

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MacBook_Pro

 

How long ago did you buy this Macbook pro and from where????

 

Base on the wiki page, which version of Macbook pro are you using....

 

 

Because to do the Internet recovery, only certain models of Macbook Pro can do this.

 

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4904

 

See below:-

 

Computers that can be upgraded to use OS X Internet Recovery

Some computers that did not come with OS X Lion or later installed can use the OS X Internet Recovery feature after applying a firmware update.

Download and install an updated EFI Firmware ROM for these computers to use the OS X Internet Recovery feature:

    MacBook Pro (13-inch, Early 2011)
    MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2011)
    MacBook Pro (17-inch, Early 2011)
    iMac (21.5-inch, Mid 2011)
    iMac (27-inch, Mid 2011)
    MacBook (13-inch, Mid 2010)
    MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2010)
    Mac mini (Mid 2010)
    MacBook Pro (15-inch and 17-inch, Mid 2010)
    iMac (21.5-inch and 27-inch, Mid 2010)
    MacBook Air (11-inch and 13-inch, Late 2010)

Additional Information

Learn more about available EFI firmware updates or about OS X Internet Recovery.

Some computers that are upgraded can't use the Internet version of Apple Hardware Test.
Last Modified: Jul 30, 2012

 

If you have the exact model from above, (make sure it is the exact model) then you can do the Apple Internet recovery.

 

(ref:- http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1820)

 

You need to zero out your harddisk.

 

Reboot your Mac and press Command R keys and go to the Apple Recovery.

 

  • Click on Disk Utilities, select the hard disk to erase, select the erase tab, Select the volume format from the Volume Format pop-up menu,Click Options,Select the checkbox for "Zero all data",Click OK,Click Erase. .

You have to wait for about more than 1 hour or so depending your hardware spec to Zero Out your harddisk.

 

Then proceed to the next step to the Apple Internet Recovery if you happen the have the same exact model of Macbook Pro.

 

I repeat again, before proceeding make sure you have the same exact year model of your macbook pro.

 

Then .... click on the link below.

 

http://support.apple.com/kb/ht4718

 

OS X: About OS X Recovery

OS X Lion, Mountain Lion, and Mavericks include OS X Recovery. This feature includes all of the tools you need to reinstall OS X, repair your disk, and even restore from a Time Machine backup without the need for optical discs.
About Recovery
Recovery System

OS X Recovery includes a built in set of utilities as part of the Recovery System. To start your computer from Recovery, restart your Mac and hold down the Command key and the R key (Command-R). Press and hold these keys until the Apple logo appears. This indicates that your Mac is starting up. After the Recovery System finishes starting up, you should see a desktop with an OS X menu bar and a "Mac OS X Utilities" window. Note: If you see a login window or your own desktop and icons, it's possible that you didn't hold Command-R early enough. Restart and try again.

In order to reinstall OS X, you need to be connected to the Internet over an Ethernet or Wi-Fi network. The Wi-Fi menu is in the upper-right corner of the screen. Click the icon to select from available Wi-Fi networks. Choose your preferred network name and, if needed, enter a username and/or password.
OS X Internet Recovery

Mac models introduced after public availability of OS X Lion include the ability to start up directly from an Internet-based version of the OS X Recovery system. OS X automatically uses this feature when the Recovery System on the hard disk isn't available (such as when your hard disk encounters an issue, or when your hard disk has been replaced or erased). OS X Internet Recovery lets you start your Mac directly from Apple's servers. Starting up from this system performs a quick test of your memory and hard drive to check for hardware issues.

OS X Internet Recovery presents a limited interface at first, with only the ability to select your preferred Wi-Fi network and, if needed, entering a passphrase. Next, OS X Internet Recovery downloads and starts from a Recovery System image. From there, you are offered the same utilities and options as a local Recovery System.

Some computers that did not ship with OS X Lion or later installed may be able to add the ability to use Internet Recovery by applying a software update.

Restoring iLife applications after Internet Restore of OS X

If your computer came with OS X Lion or later and you erase your hard disk and install OS X, you can download iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand from the Mac App Store.

    After installation, start (up) from OS X.
    Choose App Store from the Apple menu.
    Enter your Apple ID and password when prompted.
    Click Purchases.
    If you haven't previously accepted your bundled iLife applications within the Mac App Store, you should see your iLife applications appear in the Accept portion of the screen. Click Accept.
    You may be asked for your Apple ID and password once again. Your iLife applications now move to the Purchased section. These applications are part of the software that came with your computer. Your account will not be charged for them. Click Install to complete installation of your applications.

Requirements for reinstalling OS X using Recovery

Reinstalling OS X using OS X Recovery requires broadband access to the Internet via Wi-Fi or an Ethernet connection. OS X is downloaded over the Internet from Apple when OS X Recovery is used for reinstallation.

OS X Recovery requires that DHCP is enabled on your chosen Wi-Fi or ethernet network, If you bought OS X from the Mac App Store, you will be prompted to enter the Apple ID and password you used to purchase OS X.

The time required to download OS X varies, depending on the speed of your Internet connection and the version of OS X you are installing. If your usual or current Internet connection has requirements or settings not supported by OS X Recovery, either change the settings to a supported configuration for the duration of your OS X reinstall, or seek out acceptable networks from which you are permitted to access the Internet (such as friends, family, Internet "cafe" establishments, or possibly your place of employment with appropriate permission).
Supported network configurations and protocols
      

local Recovery System
    

Internet Recovery

WEP
    

Yes
    

No

WPA/WPA2
    

Yes
    

Yes

WPA-Enterprise
    

Yes
    

No

PPPoE (where there is no router handling the PPPoE connection)
    

No
    

No

Captive-Networks (where you click an "Agree" button to access the Internet)
    

Yes
    

No

Proxies (where specific proxy servers must be configured in network preferences)
    

No
    

No

Certificate-based authentication / 802.1x
    

No
    

No
Which version of OS X is installed by OS X Recovery?

    If you use the Recovery System stored on your startup disk to reinstall OS X, it installs the most recent version of OS X previously installed on this computer.
    If you use Internet Recovery to reinstall OS X, it installs the version of OS X that originally came with your computer. After installation is finished, use the Mac App Store to install related updates or later versions of OS X that you have previously purchased.

What to do if the installer warns that no Recovery System can be created

Some disk partition configurations may result in the OS X installer reporting that it could not create a Recovery System. In these situations, even if you are permitted to continue the install, you may want to quit the installation and create an external, bootable OS X hard drive with a Recovery System, first. You can continue your OS X upgrade on your computer's startup drive after creating an external Recovery System.

    Your storage device must have at least 13 GB available (after formatting) to install OS X Lion or later and a Recovery partition.
    These steps erase and reformat the storage device. This article instructs you on setting up a storage device to use the GUID partition scheme and the Mac OS Extended (Journaled) format, which are required to install OS X and a Recovery partition on your external storage device. You should back up any important files that are on the device to a different drive.
    This procedure installs a version of OS X that is compatible with the Mac it was created with. Using this OS X system with a different Mac model may produce unpredictable results.
    Your computer's serial number is sent to Apple as part of this process to help authenticate your request to download and install OS X Lion.

Additional Information

Please note that OS X Recovery must be present on the computer's startup volume in order to use FileVault 2. Using RAID partitions or a non-standard Boot Camp partition on the startup disk may prevent OS X from installing a local Recovery system. See "OS X: Some features of Mac OS X are not supported for the disk (volume name)" for more information.

OS X Recovery includes a version of Safari with links to resources on www.apple.com. This version of Safari can be used to access help resources at Apple's website and elsewhere on the Internet. The network requirements listed above also apply to the version of Safari included with OS X Recovery. Plugins and Safari Extensions cannot be added to the version of Safari included with OS X Recovery.
Last Modified: Mar 18, 2014.

 

If your harddisk is empty without os.

 

Command R and Apple Internet Recovery will reload your OS.

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Re: 14 antivirus apps found to have security problems.

** IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THE EXACT MACBOOK PRO MODEL TO DO APPLE INTERNET RECOVERY **

 

Make sure you have your USB thumb drive.

 

Firstly,

 

Reset your Administrator Password.

 

Reboot your Mac and Press Command R

 

http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/article/os-x-mavericks-how-to-easily-reset-ther-administrator-passwor...

 

 

 

When booting is complete, you'll see a window of "OS X Utilities." You won't do anything there. Instead, you'll go to the Menu bar at the top and select Utilities > Terminal.

 

In the terminal window type the following and hit the Return key.

resetpassword

 

Click on the volume of interest and select the desired user account (your administrator account and User standard account) in the popup. (See the note at the top of this article about the administrator's name). Then enter the new password twice. A password hint is optional. Click "Save."

 

click on Reset button under  Home Folders Permission and ACLs.

 

Go back to the Apple Menu at the top. Select OS X Utilities > Quit OS X Utilities. That will prompt you to restart the Mac.

 

Then ....

 

Reset your Root account password.

 

http://support.apple.com/kb/PH14281

 

Log in with your administrator account and password.

 

Go to system preferences, click sharing.

 

Disable all of the options under Sharing.

 

Untick all.

 

Then proceed....

 

http://support.apple.com/kb/PH14281

 

OS X Mavericks: Enable and disable the root user

The root user, or superuser, is a special user account in OS X that can modify and delete critical system files. By default, the root user is not enabled.
Warning: If you log in as the root user, use extreme caution. You can damage the system by moving or deleting important files. Use this account only for specific administration or monitoring tasks. When you finish the tasks that require logging in as the root user, always log out, log in as an administrator, then disable the root user.

    Open Users & Groups preferences, click Login Options, then click the lock icon to unlock it. If necessary, type your password, then click Unlock.
    In the Network Account Server section, click Join or Edit.
    Click Open Directory Utility.
    Click the lock icon to unlock it, then enter your administrator name and password.
    Do one of the following:

        Choose Edit > Enable Root User, then enter a root user password in the Password and Verify fields.

        Choose Edit > Disable Root User.

        Choose Edit > Change Root Password, then enter a new root user password.

        Tips for creating secure passwords

Last Modified: May 8, 2014

 

Once you change your root password, make sure you disable the root account.

 

Then go to the Apple Apps Store and download the new version 10.9.4 of Maverick.

 

Now download the free copy of maverick 10.9.4.

 

Make sure your internet connection did not drop.

 

Otherwise you have to redo again.

 

It must download exactly about 5GB of Full version of 10.9.4 mavericks.

 

Next.... once you have complete download of your OS X Maverick 10.9.4.

 

Go to the next step....

 

Then go to this step. follow exactly .... 

 

Now plug in your USB thumb drive.

 

http://appducate.com/2013/11/mavericks-install-usb-simple-terminal-command/

 

Make Mavericks Install USB with a Simple Terminal Command
Written by Damien Zander on November 2, 2013

In a previous post I went through the lengthy method of creating a bootable USB Flash drive that could be used to install OS X Mavericks as well as a really simple solution that involves using an application called DiskMaker X.

This post will go through another method that utilizes a single Terminal Command

#1 – Download OS X Mavericks

First things first, you need to download OS X Mavericks. This is a FREE download from Apple. Here’s link to it: OS X Mavericks

 
#2 – Prepare your USB Flash Drive

Creating a bootable USB drive for Mavericks requires a USB drive with at least 8GB of available space. If you don’t already have one, they are really cheap. If you need a good Flash drive, here is an affiliate link to a 16 GB flash drive: PNY 16GB Attaché 2 USB 2.0 Flash Drive – Black,Blue (P-FD16GATT2-GE) only $11.99.

Before we can restore Mavericks onto the USB Flash drive, the drive has to be properly formatted.
install mavericks usb pen drive

To format the USB drive open Disk Utility (located in Applications/Utilities). Plug the drive in into your Mac.

    Select the USB Flash drive from the sidebar in Disk Utility.
    Select the “Erase” tab.
    Make sure the Format is set to Mac OS Extended (Journaled).
    As for the name, leave it as “Untitled”.
    Finally click the Erase tab.

One important note about Step 5, this will erase everything that is currently on your USB drive.

 
#3 – Terminal Command

Now that the USB drive is properly formatted we can run the Terminal command that will take care of the rest. Terminal can be found in the Applications/Utilities folder.

Simply copy and paste this into Terminal and press the Enter key on your keyboard:

sudo /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ Mavericks.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/Untitled --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ Mavericks.app --nointeraction

Since the above command uses the sudo atritubute you will be required to enter your password to start the process.

Once the process starts you will see this in Terminal:

Erasing Disk: 0%… 10%… 20%…100%…
Copying installer files to disk…
Copy complete.
Making disk bootable…
Copying boot files…
Copy complete.
Done.

This process can take a while since it’s coping gigabytes of data over. Leave it alone and let it do its things.

Congratulations you just created a working Mavericks install USB drive!

 

Now unmount your USB thumb drive.  Eject your USB Thumb drive. (Do simple unplug it, you need to properly do the unmount or eject the thumbdrive)

 

 

Reboot your mac and press Command R

 

Then go to Disk Utilities do a zero out format your Hard disk.

 

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1820

 

Open Disk Utilities

 

Select the hard drive to erase

 

Click the Erase tab

 

Select the volume format from the Volume Format pop-up menu

 

Click Options

 

Select the checkbox for "Zero all data"

 

Click OK

 

Click Erase

 

It will take about 1 hour or more depending on your Macbook Pro hardware specs.

 

After you have zero out your harddisk,

 

then

 

plug in the USB Recovery thumb drive.

 

And reboot your mac and reinstall your Mac OS X.

 

Now you have a clean system with no viruses,

 

After you install your OS X, do a software update.

 

DO NOT COPY BACK YOUR BACK UP FILES to this freshly install OS X.

 

Install Intego Antivirus or F-Secure antivirus for mac.

 

There you go.

 

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Re: 14 antivirus apps found to have security problems.

The next extra steps, go to Sharing System Preferences and untick every thing.

 

Disable Parental control.

 

Change your root password base on the previous steps that i told you.

 

Disable your Guest account.

 

Do not install Java.

 

Install Adobe Flash.

 

And reinstall your iLife apps. (Download your Garage band, iMove, iPhoto from the Apple Apps Store)

 

http://support.apple.com/kb/PH14325

 

Take note you can reset your password account base on Apple User ID.

 

OS X Mavericks: Reset a login password

Sometimes a user’s login password needs to be reset—for example, when the user has forgotten the login password and can’t use a password hint to remember it.

When a user’s login password is reset, a new default keychain is created to store the user’s passwords. For more information about keychain passwords, see:

About your keychain password
Reset your login password using your Apple ID

You can use your Apple ID to reset your login password only if “Allow user to reset password using Apple ID” is selected in Users & Groups preferences.

    If FileVault is turned on, open Security & Privacy preferences and turn it off. FileVault must be off to use your Apple ID to reset your login password.
    Log in to your account. In the login window, click the question mark in the password field, then click the arrow in the dialog that appears.
    Enter an Apple ID and password, then click Reset Password.

Reset your login password when FileVault is turned on

If FileVault is turned on, use the FileVault recovery key to reset your login password.

For more information, see:

If you forget your login password and FileVault is on
Reset the password of specific users

An administrator can reset the passwords of other users by using one of these techniques.

    Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, click Users & Groups, click the lock to unlock it, then provide an administrator name and password. Select a user, then click Reset Password.
    If your Mac is a server, use the Server app to reset server users’ passwords.

    For instructions, see Server Help.

Last Modified: May 8, 2014

 

Keep your USB Recovery Thumb drive on a safe place. Do not lost it.

 

Keep the USB Recovery Thumb drive with you at all times.

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Re: 14 antivirus apps found to have security problems.

Do not reuse or copy over your back up files it may be infected with DAVINCI malware!

Aspirant

Re: 14 antivirus apps found to have security problems.

Your so sweet for helping me but I don't think maybe you've not read all that I wrote before . I've already reinstalled my Mac OS system. I do know how to do all these things but I've already done them all and it doesn't work . The davinci virus is installed BEFORE the operating system so reinstalling the operating system does no good . They DO HAVE ROOT ACCESS, if I change it, they just change it back somehow . When I enter to see how many users only computer it'd tells me 2 , when I the only user. I m no longer trying to figure out what is going on. I already basically know . I just need a bigger company with bigger technology to help me that has more advanced technology or a govt. agency I can trust to investigate why the police are behind this. The IP address you searched 23.343.207... That info I you found is not my apt or my mod boss it's the police department address!! Your so very kind for all your suggestions but retread my answers , I have no windows computer , only mac. I have nothing to save on my hard drive anymore , the hard drive with all the information was taken out and has a firevault passlock on it that I did not put on it. So I cAn not get it open . My new hard drive is only 2 month old and I have nothing important on it . I think thru are watching to make sure I don't talk , I don't know. I have an idea but I cAmt talk about it here , in public , you understand ?
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I tried to call f secure today and will try again tomorrow , I sent email to head if the company . I hope they help me
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Re: 14 antivirus apps found to have security problems.

Then you buy a new hard disk.

 

Have it replace.

 

Or go to Apple Service Center, and replace the hard drive.

 

The infected drive, you send over to F-Secure in Finland for analysis.

 

If you don't do that, the person who did this to you will still online and keep attacking your computer.

 

And you've been monitor. What's the point?

 

Zero out and Normal format is two different thing.

 

If you do not want to change your hard disk. You put your life at risk.

 

Senior Advisor

Re: 14 antivirus apps found to have security problems.

Can you check in this Apple Forum site.

 

They have the method to format erase the filevault hard disk.

 

They teach you how to format the Filevault encrypted hard disk.

 

http://www.kremkow.com/blog/format-a-filevault-2-encrypted-disk

 

https://discussions.apple.com/message/22229440

 

http://derflounder.wordpress.com/2013/06/29/erasing-a-filevault-2-encrypted-volume/

 

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1455714

 

https://jamfnation.jamfsoftware.com/discussion.html?id=5763

 

Turn off filevault.

 

If you want to use the Terminal, then reboot with the Command-R keys held to get to the OS X tools window. In here, choose "Terminal" from the Utilities menu, and then run the following command:

 

diskutil cs list

 

With this command entered, you should see a hierarchical tree of the encrypted volume, with the first entry being the core storage volume group. Get the UUID from this group, and use it int he following command:

 

diskutil cs delete UUID

 

See this screenshot for what this should look like (UUID is circled in RED, and typed commands are in BLUE):

 

see illustration in this link.

 

https://discussions.apple.com/message/22229440

 

http://derflounder.wordpress.com/2013/06/29/erasing-a-filevault-2-encrypted-volume/

 

Posted 10/29/12 at 10:18 AM by rtrouton

You should also be able to remove the encrypted volume using the following command:

diskutil corestorage delete /Volumes/insert_disk_name

That should delete the encrypted volume and contents.