I came across a really persistent version of weknow.ac malware on a mac. Here's what you need to do to remove it:
Are you getting those annoying Mojave update notifications constantly? Stop them forever.
Hey All. This seems pretty silly. Dropbox's standard installer is an "online" version that simply downloads a very small installer app that when opened, connects to dropbox's server and downloads and installs the full version automatically. This is nice and easy, unless you want to install dropbox on a number of Macs and prefer not to download it over and over again. Fortunately there is an "offline" installer containing the full version of the latest dropbox.
This is the link from dropbox's website which should be up to date (if not let me know in the comments):
Enjoy. You're Welcome.
If you have to copy a large amount of data, say 15TB from one hard drive to another, the finder is not your friend. The way the finder copies data allows for disk errors or I/O (in/out) errors to fail the whole copy. For example, if you've been running that 15TB copy for a few days and it fails with an error at 99%, you're screwed. Using the terminal to run an rsync command is ideal, it copies files bit by bit, safely, and if there is a problem (disk disconnected? power outage?) run it again and it'll start off where it left off. Sweet.
*If the copy is interrupted for any reason, run the same command again.
For advanced rsync commands CLICK HERE
For example commands to exclude files and folder from an rsync copy: CLICK HERE
The most persistent malware we've seen is the Smart Search weknow.ac. This malware has the usual launch agent, browser extension, install files, but this one also changes the chrome profile. This is some pretty serious stuff that get's deep at the heart of Google Chrome, so even when you remove the files, the malware search page persists. Don't worry! We'll fix this together.
How do you know if you have this particular Malware:
Remove is pretty simple. Go screw yourselves malware jerks. Here's what you do:
The end. You're welcome. Oh, here's the directions to remove it from Safari too.
Apple has upgraded some security features in macOS starting with Sierra. Sometimes when you install an app that needs an extension to run it prompts you to open Security and Privacy preference and click the "Allow" button. BUT, apple has restricted that click to a physical click of the trackpad or mouse, so what if you're remoting into the Mac?
Here's the fix:
Sometimes you want to install some app from the internet, and your Mac gives you an error that says something like "can't be opened because it's from an unidentified developer" or "...is damaged and can't be opened. You should move it to the Trash."
Well if you trust the app, and want to install it anyways. Just disable macOS Gatekeeper.
Re-enable gatekeeper with: sudo spctl --master-enable
Apple Mail has been a finicky bit of software since its inception. Some love it, some hate it. One problem we've seen recently in V10 with High Sierra is that emails display [the usually] hidden HTML code. This can be frustrating. Some have 'solved' it using Apple Mail's built-in "rebuild" option, but the problem seems to return pretty quick. Here's how you can solve this issue and other weird mail issues too.
The java on your mac can easily become outdated. Apple doesn't love java, so the auto tools to "update" it often don't work. Here's how you can check which version you're currently on, and how to remove it.
Note: the current version of Java JDK is V10. (8/23/18) found here.
Check the current version:
I like the stable Java Version 8. Found here.
Super fast one. You lost your notes in the notes app. You have a backup (hopefully), here's where you go to retrieve them:
Simply copy the folder "group.com.apple.notes" from your backup to the same location on your Mac.
Boom, notes are back.
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