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Discussion in 'Computer Hardware' started by KungPaoFist, Sep 26, 2018.

  1. KungPaoFist

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    I just had quite the experience reformatting my cpu last night :dunno: . It turned out for the better though it seems. My computer had more holes in it then swiss cheese:rofl:. Apparently it was so checkmated that it wasn't able to update for years.. VPN was re-routed, I was shocked. after reformat the browsers and all looked so different I thought I downloaded Mohave by mistake. I had no idea mac's were open like that now. I was so overconfident with that false premise, no more community computers with roomies I guess.. now I'm paranoid to let anyone touch let alone the tech saavy of this forum. I come in peace :mates:
     
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    good on you getting that takken carre of!:mates:
     
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    ..still working on it actually... but thanks! :wink:
     
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    Glad you're fixing the problem, sorry the fix includes reformatting. Your roommates must've hit some pretty awful sites to get that infected! In my travels, I end up going to some pretty disreputable spots and have picked up a grand total of three pieces of malware over the years ... none of which actually affected my MBP's performance like yours did. And I think one of them was MacKeeper (who hasn't accidentally downloaded that goddamn thing a few times?). Is there anything you could install to keep infections down to the bare minimum? I had Norton for a few years, until I realized it was a CPU-choking scam.
     
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    Seriously crazy how bogged it was... I thought I just needed new ram...
     
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    What did you end up doing? I remember the olden days, where you could just do a clean install, then migrate all your files over. The last time I did anything like that, I used CCC to clone my drive, then wiped the original, did a complete reinstall and then piece-mealed my files over from the backup. These days ... I dunno. I had to reinstall my OS a few months back and the Sierra installer just wrote a new system over the old one without touching any of my files. That's good, if you mess up your OS somehow (like I did), but bad if you're trying to get rid of malware. I also tried out Malwarebytes for OS X -- not bad, and you only have to pay if you want ongoing 24/7 protection, instead of just the free ability to manually scan your drive every so often.
     
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