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Are there any key loggers that affect the mac
Posted by: dad@home
Date: September 03, 2008 11:59PM
Hi guys,

My oldest just called from college and says that he clicked his browser on a site that supposedly had a key logger on it. Ever since he clicked on it he says his computer seems slow and his internet connection has slowed to a crawl.

I told him that as far as I know there are no virus/worm/malware programs for the mac that are in the wild.

Is that still true?

Thanks for you help.

Dad
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Re: Are there any key loggers that affect the mac
Posted by: MacMagus
Date: September 04, 2008 12:02AM
There are keyloggers for Macs, both in software and hardware, but you're not talking about a keylogger.

Tell him to clear his browser cache.
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Re: Are there any key loggers that affect the mac
Posted by: incognegro
Date: September 04, 2008 12:05AM
he should buy Little Snitch.



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Re: Are there any key loggers that affect the mac
Posted by: M>B>
Date: September 04, 2008 12:27AM
Everyone should have Little Snitch...

[www.obdev.at]
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Re: Are there any key loggers that affect the mac
Posted by: onthedownlow
Date: September 04, 2008 07:28AM
The site he went to likely has 'predatory marketing' stating that there was a keylogger present, etc...in the hopes he might purchase their software (Windows-only....but who cares, a sale is a sale to those people) to eradicate such things and make him "safe".

As suggested, just have him clear his cache...reset Safari...whatever needed - probably will function fine afterwards.

If still being slow, then perhaps it is coincidental with his network connection having fits with the network being slow (many students using it!) and psychologically he is just realizing it or being more observant because of the web site he saw.



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Re: Are there any key loggers that affect the mac
Posted by: TheCaber
Date: September 04, 2008 11:14AM
Perhaps he needs Internet Pipe Scrubber, Hard Disk Balancer and WiFi Speed Spray to rev things back up to speed:
[forums.macresource.com]



=TC
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