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

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.


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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:

1.5.5 for Lion, 1.4.0 for Snow Leopard, 1.2.7 for Leopard

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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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