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  1. On many networks, the IP address can change periodically. That could easily explain the issue. If the problem went away when you removed the OpenDNS addresses from your network settings, and hasn't been back since, I wouldn't worry about it. In that case, it's not a man-in-the-middle attack.
  2. It sounds like this is a known problem when OpenDNS blocks sites that use HSTS, thus the reason that the problem went away when you removed OpenDNS from your network settings. As for why OpenDNS might have been blocking those sites, since you say you're traveling, most likely someone else set OpenDNS to block those sites for the IP address you're currently using.
  3. You've got a lot of Chrome extensions installed, and it's possible one of them might be the culprit. Follow the instructions here to troubleshoot them: https://support.malwarebytes.com/customer/portal/articles/2045724-?b_id=9511 Beyond that, though, your system has an enormous amount of third-party software installed that is running in the background at all times. I'd honestly be surprised if the system is running decently at all! To be frank, if I were in charge of that machine and had to fix it, I'd probably just wipe its hard drive and reinstall the system and needed apps from scratch. That would be far easier than trying to figure out what needs to get removed and how to remove it properly.
  4. Can you send a system snapshot taken with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Mac? To do so, open Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Mac and choose Take System Snapshot from the Scanner menu. Then, in the window that opens, select all the text (Edit → Select All), copy it and paste into a reply to this message. Alternately, if you'd prefer not to post that information publicly, send it to me in a direct message, by clicking my name at left and clicking the Message button in my profile.
  5. It sounds like something has prevented the Malwarebytes helper tool from being installed, or has damaged it. Try manually resetting and then installing it again. First, in the Finder, choose Go to Folder from the Go menu. In the window that opens, paste the following path: /Library/PrivilegedHelperTools/ Then click the Go button. In the folder that opens, look for a file named com.malwarebytes.HelperTool. Drag that file to the trash. If that folder isn't found, or the file isn't present, continue with these instructions. Next, use the same method to go to this folder: /Library/LaunchDaemons/ From that folder, drag the com.malwarebytes.HelperTool.plist file to the trash, if it is present, then restart your computer. After restarting, try running Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Mac again and allow it to install the helper tool. Let me know whether that fixes the problem.
  6. My guess is that the bad extension and settings have been synced to your Google account. You should reset your Chrome sync settings: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/6386691?hl=en
  7. Use chip cards with chip readers wherever possible, and put pressure on any local businesses that are still using swiped cards. (That's a great way to get your card number stolen, while chip cards use a unique one-time-use token for every transaction rather than exposing your card number.) Similarly, if you have an Apple Watch or a recent iPhone, Apple Pay is also highly secure and does not expose your credit card numbers to the merchant. As an added benefit, you can use Apple Pay on some websites as well.
  8. It is highly unlikely that this was due to malware. Credit card compromises have become increasingly common these days, and usually involve a breach at a company where you've used your card, use of the card on an unsafe site, a phishing-style attack where a scammer manages to convince you to give up your card number, the hack of an online account with your credit card information stored in it, or some other similar issue. Between Malwarebytes for Mac and the built-in anti-malware protection in macOS, you should be safe from all currently-known malware.
  9. Although an anti-exploit is something we are considering for Mac, what you ran into was not an exploit. An exploit is something taking advantage of a vulnerability in the system or some other software. Things like MacKeeper and webshoppy are installed by trojans - ie, files that you are tricked into downloading and opening. That is not what anti-exploit is made to block. If you're still having trouble and think you've got something that isn't being detected, choose Contact Support from the Help menu within Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Mac.
  10. There's probably still something in Chrome's settings somewhere that is still trying to load Spigot content. First, make sure that you have fixed Chrome's home page and search engine settings: https://support.malwarebytes.com/customer/portal/articles/2045716-?b_id=9511 If that doesn't fix the problem, try resetting Chrome's settings. Open Chrome's preferences, then scroll down and click the "Show advanced settings" link. Then scroll down again and click the "Reset settings" button.
  11. Can you send a system snapshot taken with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Mac? To do so, open Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Mac and choose Take System Snapshot from the Scanner menu. Then, in the window that opens, select all the text (Edit → Select All), copy it and paste into a direct message to me. To create a direct message to me, click on my name or profile picture at left and then click the Message button in my profile.
  12. 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/
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. I think you're over-thinking this... As long as the app is working, there's no reason to be worried about this.