Remove Malware/Spyware from a Mac (1 Viewer)

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DodgerKing

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Nov 14, 2007
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My wife's MAC Book Pro got infected with some malware. A pop-up constantly comes up in the right hand corner of her computer with advertizements. One of the ads wants us to install MacKeeper.

I am not familiar with Macs at all. How do I remove malware from it? Is there a free removal software I can download?
 
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DodgerKing

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Nov 14, 2007
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It was very annoying. It constantly opened additional tabs and pages on her browser. It would change the homepage. It put up little pop ups on the bottom right corner.
 

mike123abc

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Sep 25, 2003
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My mom had problems getting malware on her mac, so I put Kaspersky antivirus on it and she has not gotten infected since.
 

Foxbat

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Are they running as an Administrative user? Certain death on any platform that has Internet access. All my general purpose accounts (even mine) are unprivileged.
 
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