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  1. Those definitely look like false positives. In fact, I found the following on Avast's forums: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=197572.0 So, looks like this is a known issue, and has been fixed by now... but imagine the damage if you had allowed Avast to remove those "infections!" I hesitate to speak ill of a competitor, since that could seem self-serving, but you need to be aware that Avast has had serious problems with false positives for years. For example: http://www.thesafemac.com/about-the-latest-avast-false-positive/
  2. I'm afraid that troubleshooting a McAfee installation is not something we can help with here. That's something you'd have to contact McAfee about.
  3. The only version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Mac that will work on 10.7 is a very old 1.0 version: https://data-cdn.mbamupdates.com/web/MBAM-Mac-1.0.2.8.dmg Note, though, that this version has some bugs and will not detect all current Mac threats. It's better than nothing, of course. For security reasons, it would be best if you could upgrade that machine to a newer version of Mac OS X. Ideally, you'll want to upgrade to 10.10.5 or later, but that may not be possible on hardware old enough to run 10.7.
  4. I think you're over-thinking this... As long as the app is working, there's no reason to be worried about this.
  5. I don't know what might have happened, but if Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Mac is running correctly, I wouldn't worry about it.
  6. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Mac cannot be infected with malware, because doing so would invalidate the app's code signature. Sometimes, the Finder is slow to eject disks or disk images, and a disk image file cannot be deleted until it has been "ejected." I imagine that's all that happened here.
  7. I've never seen a problem like what you describe from the malware responsible for redirecting to dataloading.net, but there have been some new variants of that malware appearing in the last couple weeks. It's possible that it has done something to your system, but I don't know what that might be. Are you able to start up in recovery mode? (To do so, hold down command-R at startup. For more info, see: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201314) If you can, as a first step, repair your hard drive with Disk Utility: https://support.apple.com/kb/PH22243 Once you have done that, assuming no repairs are needed or they were successful, quit Disk Utility. Then, while still in recovery mode, reinstall the system. This should install right on top of the current system, replacing any missing or corrupt files. Reinstalling the system will need to download around 5 GB of data from Apple's servers, so if you're on a slow connection, it could take a while. Note that you really should have backups before attempting this, just in case something goes wrong in the process. If you don't have backups, you may want to consider consulting with Apple instead of trying any of what I've recommended. If there's an Apple Store nearby, make an appointment there, and they can help you figure out how to get your data backed up while the computer is in this state, if that turns out to be possible.
  8. Try restarting in safe mode: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1455 Be sure to read the information in the section titled "How to tell if your Mac is started in safe mode" on that page, and follow those steps to ensure that you're actually in safe mode. If you aren't, try again. Once you're in safe mode, are you able to log in successfully? If so, open Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Mac and use it to take a system snapshot. To do so,choose Take System Snapshot from the Scanner menu, in the menu bar at the top of the screen. Then, in the window that opens, select all the text (Edit → Select All), copy it and paste into a reply to this message.
  9. Thanks for the report, I'm glad it's working well for you!
  10. I'm glad to hear that! Firefox can be rather problematic, due to the difficulty of removing some changes non-destructively.
  11. In some cases, we have seen adware that modifies the Firefox application or its settings in ways that are not easily reversible. Try deleting the Firefox app itself and download a fresh copy. If that doesn't work, you'll need to delete your Firefox settings. I can step you through that if that turns out to be necessary, but try replacing the Firefox app first. That's a far easier fix, if it works.
  12. The site that was telling you that you were infected with a virus was not actually malware, it was just a scam website. For more information about this kind of thing, see: http://www.thesafemac.com/tech-support-scam-pop-ups/ Regarding Firefox, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Mac does not attempt to make any changes to browser settings, so you will need to remove the "searchitdown" item from that list manually. Simply select it and click the Remove button, or click the Restore Default Search Engines button to reset those settings to their defaults.
  13. Cancel the scan. (If necessary, force-quit the app by pressing command-option-esc.) Then, check for updates by opening the app and choosing Check for Updates from the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware menu. There is a version 1.2.6 update, which was just released today, that should fix this problem.
  14. In the Finder, choose Applications from the Go menu. Drag the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware icon from this window into that folder: