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Mal/Conficker-A

by txjaimetx / July 18, 2013 3:35 AM PDT

Hey forum members,

My macbook pro (Mac OS X v10.6.8) has been noticeably slower in all aspects; initial loading, loading browsers, general internet surfing, searches etc. At times the browser screen disappears when I switch to a new webpage and also the favicons flicker when loading a webpage.

This has never happened before until recently. I downloaded Sophos, ran a scan and it discovered the "Mal/Conficker-A" worm. The quarantine manager says to manually remove the virus however it does not instruct how.

Can anyone offer any advice?

Thank you!

(Also, I downloaded "BootCamp" however it was NEVER installed.)

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Mal/Conficker-A is a worm for the Windows platform.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 18, 2013 3:44 AM PDT
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And since you don't run Windows I doubt this is the cause of your troubles.

Tell more about your MacBook. If it's like my friends it got slower over time as they updated the Apple OS X. Last year they took the office advice and max'd out the RAM. They reloaded the OS and it's back to better than new.
BOb

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Downloaded BootCamp?
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / July 18, 2013 8:16 AM PDT
In reply to: Mal/Conficker-A

It should have already been on your machine.

Where did you download it from, and why?

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