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Offline Ricky61

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Avast labelling mac MRT as an infection??
« on: September 07, 2018, 07:22:20 PM »
Just suddenly getting alerts every 10 seconds since the update.

Infection:macos:genieo-fm [adw]
Process /usr/libexec/xpcproxy
File /System/Library/CoreServices/MRT.app/Contents/MacOS/MRT

I tried doing uninstall instructions on genieo etc but none of the files etc are there. I think avast is the issue.

Anyone else?

Offline kenshawfilms

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Re: Avast labelling mac MRT as an infection??
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2018, 07:47:23 PM »
Yep, me to.
Started about 3 hours ago - EVERY 10 SECONDS A POP-UP!!

Anybody have a clue how to stop this madness!

Offline ddtburg

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Re: Avast labelling mac MRT as an infection??
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2018, 08:27:12 PM »
Mine Also, MAC OS 10.13.6

Offline MisterRon

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Re: Avast labelling mac MRT as an infection??
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2018, 08:37:30 PM »
I had to disable Avast scanning to stop Avast from repeatedly popping up info that MacOS:Genieo-FM adware was being "locked in the file vault."

I will re-activate it once this is fixed. Please let me know. I am also running OS X 10.13.6

Thanks,

Ron

Offline kenshawfilms

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Re: Avast labelling mac MRT as an infection??
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2018, 08:44:41 PM »
Hey MisterRon,

How did you stop Avast from scanning?
Where did you find that?

Thanks!!!

Offline BobCatLondonUK1

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Re: Avast labelling mac MRT as an infection??
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2018, 08:47:05 PM »
Me too. Not sure how to stop it. Don't want to turn off Avast but also reluctant to carry on using my MacBook (2017 edition, latest High Sierra update) until it's sorted.

Offline kenshawfilms

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Re: Avast labelling mac MRT as an infection??
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2018, 09:11:12 PM »
To turn it off from scanning do you mean turning off the Pop-Ups - "Warnings" & "Alerts"?

Thanks much!!

Offline LukasJ

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Re: Avast labelling mac MRT as an infection??
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2018, 10:01:46 PM »
Hi guys, detection was disabled today at 8:30pm.

Lukas

Offline MisterRon

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Re: Avast labelling mac MRT as an infection??
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2018, 12:48:50 AM »
I shut in the the App Prefernces>Shields>Enable or Disable. With Lukas's notification, I have turned it back on, and all seems well. Thanks!