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Weird preference names - virus !?
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HamSandwich
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Jul 7, 2012, 12:33 AM
 
Help,

while looking around on my Mum's iMac, I found the 'Preferences' folder (in the Library in her user folder) to be nearly entirely cluttered with O KB folders named weirdly, about 80% of all folders are like that. Any idea? Virus? Should I be worried? Can I just delete this?
The iMac runs totally fun, fast, no problems, no instability.

Thanks!
Pete


     
davedecay
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Jul 11, 2012, 05:53 AM
 
you can delete them, probably not a virus.

mum could download, install and run these:

Maintenance
http://www.macupdate.com/find/mac/maintenance
http://www.titanium.free.fr/download.php
1.5.5 for Lion, 1.4.0 for Snow Leopard, 1.2.7 for Leopard

ClamXav (free antivirus)
http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/15850/clamxav
     
msuper69
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Jul 21, 2012, 03:05 PM
 
Most definitely NOT a virus.

It it were, ihre mutter would be the first to get one.

Try running First Aid from within Disk Utility.
     
   
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