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  1. Thanks, guys. I didn't realize there were no "pure" viruses for the Mac. The distinction between malware and virus eludes me, but that's an issue I let software deal with. 🙂 Impure ones, maybe? (That's a joke.) I was greatly relieved to find my problem was so much easier to resolve than I'd imagined it would be. I figured it would involve OS reinstallation, and since I'm on an older Mac I don't want the latest OS because so many of the apps on it are 32-bit and would no longer work. It would be costly to replace them with 64-bit versions. I do also occasionally run Windows and some of its a
  2. And thanks for that tip. I'll certainly bear it in mind in the future. In the meantime, I'll see if I can figure else I might do short of reinstalling the OS.
  3. Thank you, Porthos, so much. I thought I had a much bigger problem. I went through the steps in that article and actually found a site named shortcut.at or something like that and was allowing notifications from it. I've now blocked the site. I think I did some serious damage to my computer because another software, Bitdefender, I think, found a virus in all my TimeMachine backup files but was taking days to delete them, reporting that they could be neither sequestered nor deleted, so I manually deleted them. And now I can't get them out of the trash either by restoring them or permanently de
  4. I think I clicked on something carelessly yesterday without fully reading the button. I thought I was denying website notifications. But I guess that's not what I did. Ever since then, I've getting the messages from Chrome asking if my Mac is infected. Yes, clearly it is. And there are other questions and suggests as well. Usually there's a reference to shorturl.at. A URL shortening site is where I got it I think. Anyway, I ran Malwarebytes and it tells me there is no virus, but you can see from this screen clip the notifications being pushed onto my my screen from Chrome. It doesn't
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