[Hidden-tech] Advanced Mac Cleaner

Stacy Kontrabecki swampdancer at comcast.net
Fri Dec 2 12:52:05 EST 2016

I did the AVG scan yesterday and quarantined 7 items but the freaking 
pop up was there again this morning.


On 12/1/16 1:57 PM, Mitch Anthony wrote:
> Install AVG Antivirus and let it search your drive. It will find it, quarantine it and allow you to discard it. Then run it every month or so to see what else has hidden in your drive.
> I find this simple utility very handy to have on hand. These wormbots are totally insidious and need to be eradicated as quickly as possible.
> I notice that these invasive worms often accompany “free” software and offerings. The other day I downloaded a “free” font and literally saw a bot pop into my downloads folder. I ran AVG Antivirus and it was gone within the hour.
>> On Dec 1, 2016, at 1:08 PM, Stacy Kontrabecki <swampdancer at comcast.net> wrote:
>> Somehow, someway the developer of "Advanced Mac Cleaner" software has
>> wormed their way into my brand new Mac Air. I get a pop up box daily
>> saying to purchase. I called the technical support and they want me to
>> let them VPN into my computer so they can fix the problem. "They get
>> hundreds of calls for the same problem every day. "No shit, sherlock.
>> And no, I'm not inviting you in.
>> I've (I think) deleted all bogus applications through Finder, but this
>> insidious fxxker is hiding an executable somewhere.
>> Ideas?
>> Stacy
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