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Hello.
Sometimes, we all have those POP UP ads, or : websites (sexual content etc.)
But that's what happened today. A sexual porn web opened.
Now I'm scared.
That my mac is possibly hacked.
Or that someone IS WATCHING ME WHILE I'M CHANGING.

I am super worried. The tabs are troubleshooting and blinking white again and again on Google. This has happened before, and the internet told me it isn't that much of a deal.

But I went onto the photobooth thing (on mac), and it behaved VERY weirdly. You know what happens when someone throws water on an electronic device, the weird green and pink disconfigurated screen pops up?
It WAS EXACTLY LIKE THAT, just for a minute. Then I THINK my webcam blinked green? I don't know, because I wasn't paying attention to it, but I THINK I saw a little green spark!

I am very scared of showing my webcam, so I have stuck something over it.

SECONDLY, I got my pc scanned by the malware website that was already installed into it.
It said there was NO malware or hackers.
CAN I TRUST IT?
Is my pc fine??
Like I said, the white blinking of screens has occured somewhere in the past, but the weird photobooth screen HASN'T.

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That does seem a bit strange for sure, but there could definitely be logical explanations other than your laptop being hacked. Maybe it's just acting up or something? You could check that out with a professional and see if there is any issues. Another thing, have you gone on any unsecured websites, downloaded any weird apps, received any unusual messages? I would definitely look into that as well.
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(Original post by I'mahumantoo)
Hello.
Sometimes, we all have those POP UP ads, or : websites (sexual content etc.)
But that's what happened today. A sexual porn web opened.
Now I'm scared.
That my mac is possibly hacked.
Or that someone IS WATCHING ME WHILE I'M CHANGING.

I am super worried. The tabs are troubleshooting and blinking white again and again on Google. This has happened before, and the internet told me it isn't that much of a deal.

But I went onto the photobooth thing (on mac), and it behaved VERY weirdly. You know what happens when someone throws water on an electronic device, the weird green and pink disconfigurated screen pops up?
It WAS EXACTLY LIKE THAT, just for a minute. Then I THINK my webcam blinked green? I don't know, because I wasn't paying attention to it, but I THINK I saw a little green spark!

I am very scared of showing my webcam, so I have stuck something over it.

SECONDLY, I got my pc scanned by the malware website that was already installed into it.
It said there was NO malware or hackers.
CAN I TRUST IT?
Is my pc fine??
Like I said, the white blinking of screens has occured somewhere in the past, but the weird photobooth screen HASN'T.

Hey, I've heard this issue so many times ahaha, private message and i'll help you sort the issue :P
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(Original post by I'mahumantoo)
Hello.
Sometimes, we all have those POP UP ads, or : websites (sexual content etc.)
But that's what happened today. A sexual porn web opened.
Now I'm scared.
That my mac is possibly hacked.
Or that someone IS WATCHING ME WHILE I'M CHANGING.

I am super worried. The tabs are troubleshooting and blinking white again and again on Google. This has happened before, and the internet told me it isn't that much of a deal.

But I went onto the photobooth thing (on mac), and it behaved VERY weirdly. You know what happens when someone throws water on an electronic device, the weird green and pink disconfigurated screen pops up?
It WAS EXACTLY LIKE THAT, just for a minute. Then I THINK my webcam blinked green? I don't know, because I wasn't paying attention to it, but I THINK I saw a little green spark!

I am very scared of showing my webcam, so I have stuck something over it.

SECONDLY, I got my pc scanned by the malware website that was already installed into it.
It said there was NO malware or hackers.
CAN I TRUST IT?
Is my pc fine??
Like I said, the white blinking of screens has occured somewhere in the past, but the weird photobooth screen HASN'T.

Your computer might have something dodgy installed. Run a scan with Malwarebytes, and see what comes up.
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Your computer might have something dodgy installed. Run a scan with Malwarebytes, and see what comes up.
What if nothing dodgy comes up after scanning and you're still getting pop-up ads, porn spam emails etc? And the OP says that they have scanned their PC using the malware website.
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Your computer might have something dodgy installed. Run a scan with Malwarebytes, and see what comes up.
They could also try Ccleaner, it'll clear up there browser which may be the problem
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What if nothing dodgy comes up after scanning and you're still getting pop-up ads, porn spam emails etc?
Then I'd be looking into reinstalling the operating system, whether that means a full reinstall or just a factory reset(after backing everything up of course).
(Original post by 1st superstar)
And the OP says that they have scanned their PC using the malware website.
That's a very generic phrase, and it's hard to know what it is. Besides, for what we know, they could mean the site that is part of the virus, which will obviously be a fake scan. There's also nothing wrong with doing a scan twice, ideally with a different piece of software.
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(Original post by bluewolf21)
Then I'd be looking into reinstalling the operating system, whether that means a full reinstall or just a factory reset.

That's a very generic phrase, and it's hard to know what it is. Besides, for what we know, they could mean the site that is part of the virus, which will obviously be a fake scan. There's also nothing wrong with doing a scan twice, ideally with a different piece of software.
I don't want to reset anything unfortunately. Also yeah the OP needs to specify what website they are using to scan their PC
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A word on the whole "website scanning my PC" thing. A website itself cannot scan your PC and any website which claims otherwise is total rubbish.

Judging from OPs comment, they had some antivirus preinstalled, and scanned with that. Normally my money would be on Avast (most common bloatware AV I see) but they mention owning a Mac. I don't know if there's a Mac equivalent of Windows Defender, or if this is a third party AV that's been installed separately, or even if this so called preinstalled AV is part of the problem. But regardless, AV is far from perfect.

I'd wager that this is actually just a mix of OPs paranoia over slightly unusual behaviour and visiting some dodgy site with popup adverts. However these sorts of problems are quite difficult to diagnose, and even more difficult to reliably fix. This is most likely to end in a "scan for malware and keep an eye out for further weird behaviour".
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(Original post by I'mahumantoo)
Hello.
Sometimes, we all have those POP UP ads, or : websites (sexual content etc.)
But that's what happened today. A sexual porn web opened.
Now I'm scared.
That my mac is possibly hacked.
Or that someone IS WATCHING ME WHILE I'M CHANGING.

I am super worried. The tabs are troubleshooting and blinking white again and again on Google. This has happened before, and the internet told me it isn't that much of a deal.

But I went onto the photobooth thing (on mac), and it behaved VERY weirdly. You know what happens when someone throws water on an electronic device, the weird green and pink disconfigurated screen pops up?
It WAS EXACTLY LIKE THAT, just for a minute. Then I THINK my webcam blinked green? I don't know, because I wasn't paying attention to it, but I THINK I saw a little green spark!

I am very scared of showing my webcam, so I have stuck something over it.

SECONDLY, I got my pc scanned by the malware website that was already installed into it.
It said there was NO malware or hackers.
CAN I TRUST IT?
Is my pc fine??
Like I said, the white blinking of screens has occured somewhere in the past, but the weird photobooth screen HASN'T.

Hi, don't PM the user above about this even though I'm sure they have the best of intentions. Keep it on the main forum for your safety.

Run a scan with Malwarebytes and let us know how you get on.

Also make sure you update your Mac to the latest MacOS software!
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keep a sticker on your laptop all the time thats what i do
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(Original post by AcseI)
A word on the whole "website scanning my PC" thing. A website itself cannot scan your PC and any website which claims otherwise is total rubbish.

Judging from OPs comment, they had some antivirus preinstalled, and scanned with that. Normally my money would be on Avast (most common bloatware AV I see) but they mention owning a Mac. I don't know if there's a Mac equivalent of Windows Defender, or if this is a third party AV that's been installed separately, or even if this so called preinstalled AV is part of the problem. But regardless, AV is far from perfect.

I'd wager that this is actually just a mix of OPs paranoia over slightly unusual behaviour and visiting some dodgy site with popup adverts. However these sorts of problems are quite difficult to diagnose, and even more difficult to reliably fix. This is most likely to end in a "scan for malware and keep an eye out for further weird behaviour".
MacOS uses anti-malware XProtect as standard, if you keep it updated it should suffice.
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oh yh and kaprisky tells you when a web broswer is using your camra i would use that
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(Original post by RoyalSheepy)
MacOS uses anti-malware XProtect as standard, if you keep it updated it should suffice.
Good to know, thanks Sheepy
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