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  1. After years of satisfactory use of Malwarebytes (even on Win and on my phone), I've recently switched to Premium subscription. It's a top tier app and all that. But a few weeks ago my Macbook started acting strange: after 1-2 hours of normal use the CPU reach the stars, and the kernel_task process even top 500%, making the device unusable. I looked for a malware (my fist thought) but MB says system was clean and other scanners as well. So I ran EtreCheckPro that gave me interesting results. 1) Antivirus software problems - Antivirus software is causing performance problem. (The other "av" is Adguard, but stay off most of the time. Malwarebytes Real-time protection is always active.) 2) An app that continously crashing: 2019-07-24 01:12:28 SIMBL Agent.app - Crash (14 times) Executable: /Library/ScriptingAdditions/SIMBL.osax/Contents/Resources/SIMBL Agent.app Details: dyld: launch, running initializers /usr/lib/libSystem.B.dylib Any help? I have no idea what app excites SIMBL Agent.app.. EtreCheck version: 6.0.2 (6A004) Report generated: 2019-07-24 13:18:01 Download EtreCheck from https://etrecheck.com Runtime: 14:57 Performance: Poor Problem: Computer is too slow Major Issues: Anything that appears on this list needs immediate attention. Battery failure - Your battery is reporting that it needs to be serviced. Poor performance - EtreCheck report shows poor performance. This is unusual. Antivirus software problems - Antivirus software is causing performance problems. More than one antivirus app - This machine has multiple antivirus apps installed. Minor Issues: These issues do not need immediate attention but they may indicate future problems or opportunities for improvement. High battery cycle count - Your battery may be losing capacity. Apps crashing - There have been numerous app crashes. Unsigned files - There are unsigned software files installed. They appear to be legitimate but should be reviewed. System modifications - There are a large number of system modifications running in the background. Hardware Information: MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013) MacBook Pro Model: MacBookPro11,3 1 2,3 GHz Intel Core i7 (i7-4850HQ) CPU: 4-core 16 GB RAM - Not upgradeable BANK 0/DIMM0 - 8 GB DDR3 1600 ok BANK 1/DIMM0 - 8 GB DDR3 1600 ok Battery: Health = Service Battery - Cycle count = 908 Video Information: Intel Iris Pro - VRAM: 1536 MB Color LCD 2880 x 1800 NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M - VRAM: 2 GB Drives: disk0 - APPLE SSD SM0512F 500.28 GB (Solid State - TRIM: Yes) Internal PCI 5.0 GT/s x2 Serial ATA disk0s1 - EFI (MS-DOS FAT32) [EFI] 210 MB disk0s2 [APFS Container] 452.00 GB disk1 [APFS Virtual drive] 452.00 GB (Shared by 4 volumes) disk1s1 - Macintosh HD (APFS) (Shared - 379.55 GB used) disk1s2 - Preboot (APFS) [APFS Preboot] (Shared - 46 MB used) disk1s3 - Recovery (APFS) [Recovery] (Shared - 510 MB used) disk1s4 - VM (APFS) [APFS VM] (Shared - 1.07 GB used) disk0s3 - B******P (MS-DOS FAT12) 48.07 GB (29.29 GB used) Mounted Volumes: disk0s3 - B******P 48.07 GB (29.29 GB used - 18.78 GB free) MS-DOS FAT12 Mount point: /Volumes/B******P disk1s1 - Macintosh HD 452.00 GB (Shared - 379.55 GB used - 70.66 GB free) APFS Mount point: / Encrypted disk1s4 - VM [APFS VM] 452.00 GB (Shared - 1.07 GB used - 70.66 GB free) APFS Mount point: /private/var/vm Network: Interface en0: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Interface en4: Bluetooth PAN Interface bridge0: Thunderbolt Bridge Interface bridge0: Ethernet Interface en3: Thunderbolt Ethernet iCloud Quota: 4.79 GB available System Software: macOS Mojave 10.14.5 (18F132) Time since boot: About 11 hours Configuration Files: /etc/hosts - Count: 1 Notifications: (Deleted) one notification /Applications/Telegram.app 9 notifications /Applications/Flume.app 2 notifications /Applications/Slack.app 13 notifications /Applications/Windscribe.app 16 notifications /Applications/Adguard.app one notification /Applications/EtreCheckPro.app 2 notifications /Applications/Amphetamine.app one notification /Applications/Airmail 2.app one notification Security: Gatekeeper: App Store and identified developers System Integrity Protection: Enabled Antivirus apps: AdGuard and MalwareBytes Unsigned Files: Launchd: /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/JavaAppletPlugin.plugin/Contents/Resources/com.oracle.java.Helper-Tool.plist Executable: /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/JavaAppletPlugin.plugin/Contents/Resources/Helper-Tool Details: Exact match found in the whitelist - probably OK Launchd: /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/JavaAppletPlugin.plugin/Contents/Resources/com.oracle.java.Java-Updater.plist Executable: /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/JavaAppletPlugin.plugin/Contents/Resources/Java Updater.app/Contents/MacOS/Java Updater -bgcheck Details: Exact match found in the whitelist - probably OK Launchd: /Library/LaunchAgents/com.oracle.java.Java-Updater.plist Executable: /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/JavaAppletPlugin.plugin/Contents/Resources/Java Updater.app/Contents/MacOS/Java Updater -bgcheck Details: Exact match found in the whitelist - probably OK Launchd: ~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.skype.skype.shareagent.plist Executable: /Applications/Skype.app/Contents/Library/LaunchServices/com.skype.skype.shareagent.bundle/Contents/MacOS/com.skype.skype.shareagent Details: Exact match found in the whitelist - probably OK Launchd: /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.disconnect.networklistener.plist Executable: /Library/Application Support/disconnect/changednetwork.sh Details: Exact match found in the whitelist - probably OK Launchd: /Library/LaunchAgents/net.culater.SIMBL.Agent.plist Executable: /Library/ScriptingAdditions/SIMBL.osax/Contents/Resources/SIMBL Agent.app/Contents/MacOS/SIMBL Agent Details: Exact match found in the whitelist - probably OK Launchd: /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.oracle.java.Helper-Tool.plist Executable: /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/JavaAppletPlugin.plugin/Contents/Resources/Helper-Tool Details: Exact match found in the whitelist - probably OK Kernel Extensions: /Library/Application Support/Malwarebytes/MBAM/Kext [Loaded] MB_MBAM_Protection.kext (Malwarebytes Corporation, 3.8 - SDK 10.14) /Library/Application Support/com.adguard.mac.adguard/kext [Not Loaded] com.adguard.nfext.kext (Adguard Software Limited, 1.0.25 - SDK 10.14) /Library/Extensions [Not Loaded] NIUSBGuitarRigMobile.kext (Native Instruments GmbH, 2.6.0 (R82) - SDK 10.8) [Not Loaded] NIUSBAudioDriver.kext (Native Instruments GmbH, 2.6.0 (R82) - SDK 10.8) [Not Loaded] Dropbox.kext (Dropbox, Inc., 1.8.1 - SDK 10.11) System Launch Agents: [Not Loaded] 16 Apple tasks [Loaded] 168 Apple tasks [Running] 117 Apple tasks System Launch Daemons: [Not Loaded] 36 Apple tasks [Loaded] 185 Apple tasks [Running] 116 Apple tasks Launch Agents: [Running] com.bjango.istatmenus.agent.plist (Bjango Pty Ltd - installed 2018-11-24) [Running] com.bjango.istatmenus.status.plist (Bjango Pty Ltd - installed 2018-11-24) [Loaded] com.google.keystone.agent.plist (Google, Inc. - installed 2019-05-08) [Loaded] com.google.keystone.xpcservice.plist (Google, Inc. - installed 2019-05-08) [Running] com.malwarebytes.mbam.frontend.agent.plist (Malwarebytes Corporation - installed 2019-05-10) [Loaded] com.microsoft.update.agent.plist (Microsoft Corporation - installed 2019-07-19) [Not Loaded] com.oracle.java.Java-Updater.plist (? 52024455 - installed 2019-07-04) [Loaded] com.radiosilenceapp.agent.plist (Juuso Salonen - installed 2017-09-24) [Not Loaded] com.teamviewer.teamviewer.plist (TeamViewer GmbH - installed 2019-06-05) [Not Loaded] com.teamviewer.teamviewer_desktop.plist (TeamViewer GmbH - installed 2019-06-05) [Not Loaded] net.culater.SIMBL.Agent.plist (? 850e6250 - installed 2014-11-14) Launch Daemons: [Loaded] com.BlueStacks.AppPlayer.bstservice_helper.plist (BlueStack Systems, Inc. - installed 2015-07-05) [Running] com.aaa.windscribe.OVPNHelper.plist (Windscribe Limited - installed 2018-12-08) [Loaded] com.adobe.fpsaud.plist (Adobe Systems, Inc. - installed 2019-06-22) [Loaded] com.audirvana.SysOptimizerTool.plist (Audirvana - installed 2019-04-28) [Loaded] com.audirvana.audirvana-plus.SysOptimizerTool.plist (Audirvana - installed 2018-07-30) [Running] com.bjango.istatmenus.daemon.plist (Bjango Pty Ltd - installed 2018-11-24) [Running] com.bjango.istatmenus.fans.plist (? 9a713d46 - installed 2018-11-24) [Loaded] com.bjango.istatmenus.installerhelper.plist (Bjango Pty Ltd - installed 2017-09-27) [Loaded] com.disconnect.networklistener.plist (? 5d49b512 - installed 2015-06-02) [Loaded] com.google.keystone.daemon.plist (Google, Inc. - installed 2019-05-08) [Loaded] com.malwarebytes.HelperTool.plist (Malwarebytes Corporation - installed 2018-01-09) [Running] com.malwarebytes.mbam.rtprotection.daemon.plist (Malwarebytes Corporation - installed 2019-05-18) [Running] com.malwarebytes.mbam.settings.daemon.plist (Malwarebytes Corporation - installed 2019-05-10) [Loaded] com.microsoft.autoupdate.helper.plist (Microsoft Corporation - installed 2019-07-19) [Loaded] com.microsoft.office.licensingV2.helper.plist (Microsoft Corporation - installed 2017-10-10) [Not Loaded] com.oracle.java.Helper-Tool.plist (? e3fefdd2 - installed 2019-07-04) [Loaded] com.radiosilenceapp.nke.plist (Apple - installed 2019-05-04) [Loaded] com.teamviewer.Helper.plist (TeamViewer GmbH - installed 2019-06-05) [Not Loaded] com.teamviewer.teamviewer_service.plist (TeamViewer GmbH - installed 2019-06-05) User Launch Agents: [Loaded] com.dropbox.DropboxMacUpdate.agent.plist (Dropbox, Inc. - installed 2019-02-14) [Loaded] com.skype.skype.shareagent.plist (? 0 - installed 2018-09-17) [Loaded] com.valvesoftware.steamclean.plist (Valve Corporation - installed 2019-07-20) User Login Items: 1Password Extension Helper (AgileBits Inc. - installed 2019-06-27) (Modern Login Item - /Applications/1Password 7.app/Contents/Library/LoginItems/1Password Extension Helper.app) 1Password Launcher (AgileBits Inc. - installed 2019-06-27) (Modern Login Item - /Applications/1Password 7.app/Contents/Library/LoginItems/1Password Launcher.app) Airmail 2.app (App Store - installed 2019-07-06) (Application - /Applications/Airmail 2.app) AmphetamineLoginHelper (App Store - installed 2019-06-11) (Modern Login Item - /Applications/Amphetamine.app/Contents/Library/LoginItems/AmphetamineLoginHelper.app) AppCleaner SmartDelete (Julien Ramseier - installed 2018-11-23) (Modern Login Item - /Applications/AppCleaner.app/Contents/Library/LoginItems/AppCleaner SmartDelete.app) Backup and Sync.app (Google, Inc. - installed 2019-06-27) (Application - /Applications/Backup and Sync.app) Dropbox.app (Dropbox, Inc. - installed 2019-07-18) (Application - /Applications/Dropbox.app) Magnet.app (App Store - installed 2019-06-16) (Application - /Applications/Magnet.app) NepTunesHelperApp (App Store - installed 2018-10-28) (Modern Login Item - /Applications/NepTunes.app/Contents/Library/LoginItems/NepTunesHelperApp.app) Slack.app (App Store - installed 2019-07-15) (Application - /Applications/Slack.app) Telegram.app (TELEGRAM MESSENGER LLP - installed 2019-07-10) (Application - /Applications/Telegram.app) TickTick.app (App Store - installed 2019-06-20) (Application - /Applications/TickTick.app) Track-o-Bot.app (Steven Schmid - installed 2017-12-27) (Application - /Applications/Track-o-Bot.app) Internet Plug-ins: Silverlight: 5.1.50901.0 (? - installed 2016-10-27) FlashPlayer-10.6: (Adobe Systems, Inc. - installed 2019-07-10) Flash Player: (Adobe Systems, Inc. - installed 2019-07-10) JavaAppletPlugin: Java 8 Update 221 build 11 (? - installed 2019-07-23) SharePointBrowserPlugin: 14.4.8 (? - installed 2015-02-12) Audio Plug-ins: AppleTimeSyncAudioClock: 1.0 (Apple - installed 2019-05-25) BluetoothAudioPlugIn: 6.0.12 (Apple - installed 2019-05-25) AirPlay: 2.0 (Apple - installed 2019-05-25) AppleAVBAudio: 740.1 (Apple - installed 2019-05-25) BridgeAudioSP: 5.46 (Apple - installed 2019-05-25) iSightAudio: 7.7.3 (Apple - installed 2019-05-25) Safari Extensions: 1Password - App Store (installed 2019-06-25) Open in IINA - App Store (installed 2019-05-27) 3rd Party Preference Panes: Flash Player (installed 2019-06-22) Java (installed 2019-07-23) Native Instruments USB Audio (installed 2015-04-11) Time Machine: Skip System Files: No Auto backup: Yes Volumes being backed up: Macintosh HD: Disk size: 452.00 GB - Disk used: 381.34 GB Destinations: T**********e [Local] (Last used) Total size: 799.55 GB Total number of backups: 19 Oldest backup: 2019-05-28 03:40:12 Last backup: 2019-07-24 12:26:55 6 local snapshots Oldest local snapshot: 2019-07-15 16:00:00 Last local snapshot: 2019-07-24 10:59:34 Performance: System Load: 13.84 (1 min ago) 16.50 (5 min ago) 16.55 (15 min ago) Nominal I/O speed: 1.34 MB/s File system: 120.54 seconds (timed out) Write speed: 257 MB/s Read speed: 266 MB/s CPU Usage Snapshot: Type Overall System 63 % User 6 % Idle 30 % Top Processes Snapshot by CPU: Process (count) CPU (Source - Location) WindowServer 16.46 % (Apple) EtreCheckPro 12.16 % (Etresoft, Inc.) kernel_task 9.72 % (Apple) sandboxd 5.48 % (Apple) Track-o-Bot 5.14 % (Steven Schmid) Top Processes Snapshot by Memory: Process (count) RAM usage (Source - Location) EtreCheckPro 689 MB (Etresoft, Inc.) kernel_task 542 MB (Apple) Airmail 3 368 MB (App Store) Dropbox (3) 311 MB (Dropbox, Inc.) Dropbox Web Helper (3) 311 MB (Dropbox, Inc.) Top Processes Snapshot by Network Use: Process Input / Output (Source - Location) Dropbox 81 KB / 785 KB (Dropbox, Inc.) mDNSResponder 37 KB / 24 KB (Apple) Slack 21 KB / 13 KB (App Store) Telegram 8 KB / 3 KB (TELEGRAM MESSENGER LLP) apsd 4 KB / 5 KB (Apple) Top Processes Snapshot by Energy Use: Process (count) Energy (0-100) (Source - Location) WindowServer 7 (Apple) sandboxd 3 (Apple) iStat Menus Status 1 (Bjango Pty Ltd) airportd 1 (Apple) RTProtectionDaemon 0 (Malwarebytes Corporation) Virtual Memory Information: Physical RAM: 16 GB Free RAM: 4.71 GB Used RAM: 6.91 GB Cached files: 4.38 GB Available RAM: 9.09 GB Swap Used: 0 B Software Installs (past 30 days): Install Date Name (Version) 2019-06-26 Evernote (7.11) 2019-07-06 Kiwi for Gmail (2.0.22) 2019-07-06 Airmail (3.6.71) 2019-07-10 Adobe Flash Player ( 2019-07-15 Slack (4.0.0) 2019-07-16 VirusBarrier Scanner (1.1.1) 2019-07-17 Microsoft PowerPoint (16.27.19071500) 2019-07-17 Microsoft Outlook (16.27.19071500) 2019-07-17 Microsoft Excel (16.27.19071500) 2019-07-17 Microsoft Word (16.27.19071500) 2019-07-19 Microsoft AutoUpdate (4.13.19071800) 2019-07-19 MRTConfigData (1.47) 2019-07-20 ClamXAV v3.0.12 2019-07-20 ClamXav Uninstaller (1) 2019-07-23 Java 8 Update 221 (1.0) 2019-07-23 Gatekeeper Configuration Data (173) 2019-07-23 Radio Silence (2.3.0) Diagnostics Information (past 7 days): 2019-07-24 01:12:28 SIMBL Agent.app - Crash (14 times) Executable: /Library/ScriptingAdditions/SIMBL.osax/Contents/Resources/SIMBL Agent.app Details: dyld: launch, running initializers /usr/lib/libSystem.B.dylib 2019-07-22 09:01:23 1Password 7.app - Crash (3 times) Executable: /Applications/1Password 7.app 2019-07-20 15:31:45 signpost_reporter - High CPU Use Executable: /usr/libexec/signpost_reporter 2019-07-20 08:19:06 Slack.app - Crash Executable: /Applications/Slack.app 2019-07-20 08:14:39 Uninstall.app - Crash Executable: /usr/local/ClamXAV3/bin/Uninstall.app Details: *** Terminating app due to uncaught exception 'NSGenericException', re ason: 'NSRunAlertPanel may only be invoked from the main thread. Behav ior on other threads is undefined.' terminating with uncaught exception of type NSException abort() called 2019-07-19 15:50:54 Discord.app - Crash Executable: /Applications/Discord.app 2019-07-17 21:20:06 Scrivener.app - High CPU Use Executable: /Applications/Scrivener.app End of report Thank you.
  2. Hi, For the last few days, my laptop is using 100% of it's CPU every time i do basic stuff i used to do before (open chrome, a word or a pdf file etc.). When i open task manager, CPU is descending to normal. I ran Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and AdwCleaner but they didn't find anything. My Farbar recovery scan log files are attached. Can you tell if something is wrong? Thanks! Addition.txt FRST.txt
  3. I own many different macs for my whole family: - Macbook pro retina 2017 mid specs - Macbook 12" (2x) top specs - Macbook 13" 2015 top specs - Mabook pro retina 2018 top specs - etc. All of them run High Sierra 10.13.6. All of them run MWB 3.3.32 On all of them, the attached is a typical representation of CPU usage i get from "RTProtectionDaemon". ?As you can see, on a 9h 12m uptime, Malware Bytes was pegging the CPU at 94%!!!!!! ? This leads to: - slow macs regardless of CPU type, memory and ssd type. - a reduction in the lifespan of my components - a pissed off customer. I'd love to send the 'report' you asked in your FAQ but I can't find the button specified to generate it - I take your forum post refer to an older version of MWB? In any case, please help, or else it's back to a different Antimalware for me. Thank you.
  4. Greetings, Malwarebytes forums. For the past few weeks, my laptop has been running very slowly, with high temperature (the CPU even reaches 100C on some occasions, with the core voltage exceeding 20V per core). The fan would ran at max speed even when the whole system is in idle mode (I do open a few programs related to my work, but all of them are network-related stuffs and in idle mode). Curious, I checked the Task Manager and see one of my workplace apps consuming exactly 25% of CPU. Occasionally it would dip or raise above that level but it would revert back to utilizing 25% of the CPU (an i5-2520M@2.5). Even more curious is the fact that if I force close the application in question, the 25% CPU utilization would be transfer to another apps previously in idle mode (with 0% CPU usage), even as far as transfering that utilization to explorer.exe and jusched.exe, which is entirely unrelated and would never consumes that huge amount of computing power. Thus, I suspect that my laptop is infected with some kind of crypto miner designed to run at 25% of system resources. Even more curious still is the fact that if I turn off everything, or restarting the system, the CPU utilization would return to a normal level. So what is wrong with my system and how should I proceed to remove this threat? I'm worried that if this continues, my laptop would turn into a pile of plastic and steel garbage pretty soon. P/s: My colleague has an identical laptop with an identical set of work-related apps, and his experienced no problem so far.
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