How to customize the Junk Mail filter in the Mail app for Mac


How to customize the Junk Mail filter in the Mail app for Mac

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Junk mail comes in many forms and while some messages are obvious junk, others might not be. If you want to have more control over what the Mail app considers as junk mail on your Mac, here’s how to customize the filter settings.

Junk Mail settings

Open the Mail app on your Mac and then follow these steps:

1) Click Mail from the menu.

2) Select Preferences.

3) Choose Junk Mail in the pop-up window.

On this screen, you have some very basic options for handling your junk mail. Start by making sure the Enable junk mail filtering box is checked.

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Then, decide what to do with messages considered to be junk mail. You can have the emails marked as junk, but leave them in your inbox or have them moved to the Junk mailbox in your Mail app.

The third option is to perform custom actions and this is where you can decide exactly what you consider to be junk mail. If you choose this option, the Advanced button at the bottom will become clickable. Hit the button and start configuring your mail with the settings below.

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Advanced Junk Mail settings

Description: By default the description has the word Junk, but you can change that if you like.

If: The drop-down box next to If lets you pick from Any or All. You’ll want to make this choice first before you start adjusting the conditions. Any means that any one of the conditions you configure will apply whereas All means that every one of the conditions must be met.

Conditions: This is where you will choose the conditions that apply after you pick Any or All. When you click the first drop-down box, you will see many options. So, think about the types of emails you receive that you consider to be junk mail and adjust the conditions accordingly.

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For instance, if you want the Mail app to check for messages that come from people not in your contacts list, choose that condition. Or, if you want it to look at messages not addressed to your full name, pick that one. You can add and remove conditions by using the plus and minus signs to the right of them.

Let’s say that you want emails that come from anyone and have the word Sale in them to be considered junk. You would do the following:

1) Click one of the plus signs to add a condition.

2) Click the first drop-down box and select Any Recipient.

3) Click the middle drop-down box and select Contains.

4) Click inside the text box on the right and type the word Sale.

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Now this condition you created will apply to messages you receive and the actions you decide next will take place.

Perform the following actions: Here you choose what to do with these junk mail messages. You can pick from options like moving the message, redirecting it, or deleting it. Depending on the item you choose, the next box will change.

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For example, if you choose to move the message, you’ll pick where to move it to in the next box. Or, if you decide to redirect the email, you’ll need to type in where to direct it to in the next box.

Like with the conditions, you can add and remove actions with the plus and minus signs.

When you finish with all of your adjustments on this screen, click OK to save the configurations and return to the main Junk Mail screen.

Exempt messages

Now that you are back on the main Junk Mail screen, you can head to the exemptions area. You have three options you can check or uncheck. When any of these are marked, the messages they apply to will be exempt from junk mail filtering.

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So, if you want to keep it simple and remove messages from contacts, previous recipients, or those that use your full name from the filtering, just mark the checkboxes.

Last, you can mark boxes for trusting junk mail headers and filtering junk mail before applying the rules you configure.

If at any point, you want to go back to the default junk mail filtering configuration, click Reset.

Wrapping it up

While the Mail app does a good job at filtering emails it considers to be junk, you can adjust the settings to include more or less filtering rules. And, as you can see, it’s easy to do. Do you configure your own junk mail filters or do you leave it up to the app?

How to Access a Secret Login Console in Mac OS


How to Access a Secret Login Console in Mac OS

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Some versions of Mac OS support the ability to login any user account directly to the command line right from the traditional login screen, thereby bypassing the familiar Mac user interface. Instead you’re essentially signing a user directly into the Terminal (a bit like using the ssh client to connect to an SSH server), without having to load the desktop, Finder, WindowServer, or any other frills of the GUI. This can be handy for advanced users who need quick access to the complete command line from a particular user account, but want to skip the complete login and loading of the Mac OS graphical environment. Keep in mind not all versions of system software support this feature however, so it’ll take a bit of discovery to determine which do and which do not.


Before diving in, realize this is really only for advanced Mac users thoroughly comfortable with the command line environment. It’s also important to point out the hidden login Console / Terminal is completely different from Single User Mode or the Recovery Mode Terminal, which are supported on all Macs and Mac OS versions. For one, with the Console Login trick you can login directly as any user on the Mac with user level privileges, whereas Single User Mode always uses a root login with many system services and processes disabled, and is aimed for more administrative purposes. Two common uses of Single User Mode are repairing a disk with fsck and changing an admin password, or other troubleshooting tasks. Single User Mode and Recovery Terminal are really best for troubleshooting and is not an appropriate environment for more generic command line interactions, but the direct Console login can be used just like you would the Terminal app.

Does my MacOS version support Login Terminal / Console?

Console Login is not supported by all versions of Mac OS or Mac OS X. The Console login feature appears to be supported in Mac OS X 10.9.x (Mavericks), 10.8.x (Mountain lion), 10.7.x (Lion), 10.6.x (Snow Leopard), Leopard, Tiger, etc but may or may not be supported in MacoS Mojave (10.14) macOS 10.13.x (High Sierra), macOS 10.12.6 (Sierra), OS X 10.11.6 (El Capitan), or 10.10 Yosemite. Feel free to report in the comments below if you have success with this or not, and your version of system software.

You can attempt to enable the login console in Mac OS / Mac OS X with the following defaults command, and then reboot the Mac to then follow the directions further below to see if you can access the login screen terminal:

sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.loginwindow.plist "DisableConsoleAccess" NO

If you attempt to load the Console from login screen on an unsupported Mac, you will either just see a blank black screen which appears to be inescapable, requiring you to forcibly reboot the Mac, or you will briefly see a flash of white text on the black screen, and then a blank black screen that also requires a reboot to escape. If you know of a way around this, share with us in the comments.

How to Access a Terminal at Login Screen in Mac OS

Note you must have automatic login turned off on the Mac, otherwise you will not have access to the login screen on boot from which to access the console. Remember, not all versions of Mac OS support this feature.

  1. Reboot the Mac as usual
  2. At the login screen, choose “Other”
  3. For username, type the following and then hit return – no password is necessary yet
  4. >console

  5. Hit the Return key
  6. If successful, you will see a login prompt at the command line, as if you just booted up a unix environment without a windowing environment, now enter a user name and password to login directly to the command line as that user
    • NOTE: If unsuccessful, the screen will turn black and you will have to force reboot the Mac by holding down the Power key to exit

Assuming you successfully logged into the login Console, you will have full access to everything you would in a normal Terminal environment, but without any of the Mac OS graphical interface. You can exit out of this environment by rebooting from the command line with the shutdown or reboot commands.

Note you can access the “Other” field whenhiding the login user name list or with the list of users at the logins screen enabled, but it will not work with Automatic Login enabled.

This is a little known trick, and that it’s supported in some versions of Mac OS but not in others further muddies the waters of when and where it will work, and if support has been pulled from modern versions (it appears to be missing from the latest macOS releases). MacWorld referenced the secret login Terminal some time ago and uncovered discussion of the trick from way back in 2002, suggesting that the console login may work in all earlier versions of Mac OS X but not in the most recent versions. To find out definitively what versions support the capability, user exploration in a wide variety of more recent Mac OS releases would be necessary. I was able to successfully access Terminal via the login console on a Mac running Mavericks, but not on a Mac running High Sierra or Sierra, for example. It’s entirely possible this feature is gone for good in modern macOS releases, in which case this will only apply to older Mac OS X system software.

Were you able to access the Login Console on your Mac or with your version of Mac OS? Share your experience in the comments below, and if you know any other tips or tricks relating to the little known login terminal screen, share those too.

How to Remove Stuck Time Machine Backups from Mac Trash Due to System Integrity Protection Error


How to Remove Stuck Time Machine Backups from Mac Trash Due to System Integrity Protection Error

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If you’re trying to remove a Time Machine backup from a drive and find that it’s stuck in the Mac Trash with a specific error message stating the trash can’t be emptied because “Some items in the Trash cannot be deleted because of System Integrity Protection”, then read on to learn how to resolve this particular Time Machine backup removal problem.


Note: this troubleshooting walkthrough is focused exclusively on when a Time Machine backup is stuck in the Trash with the accompanying SIP related error message stating “Some items in the Trash cannot be deleted because of System Integrity Protection” with three options available, ‘Cancel’, ‘Remove Unlocked Items’, and ‘Remove All Items’ – the fixes discussed here will address this error message pertaining to SIP limits on removal of Time Machine backups specifically. There are other possible reasons (and solutions) as to why a Time Machine backup can get stuck in the Trash and nearly impossible to delete, including the seemingly endless “preparing to empty the Trash” message with Time Machine backups, which can also prevent a backup from being trashed the regular way. If you do not see the ‘System Integrity Protection’ error message when trying to remove the Time Machine backup then skip this walkthrough and instead focus on this guide, or even just deleting old Time Machine backups from Time Machine directly on the Mac.

How to Fix Stuck Time Machine Backups in Mac Trash with “items in the Trash cannot be deleted because of System Integrity Protection” Error

As the “Some items in the Trash cannot be deleted because of System Integrity Protection” error message implies, the reason the Time Machine backup is stuck in the Trash and unable to be deleted is because System Integrity Protection, or SIP, is enabled and protecting that particular backup from removal. SIP is a feature that locks down important system files to prevent their removal, but in this particular case it’s also preventing the removal of an old Time Machine backup file. Thus, we’ll temporarily disable SIP, trash the stuck Time Machine backup, then re-enable SIP. Here are the full steps:

  1. Backup the Mac before beginning, either with Time Machine or otherwise
  2. Go to the  Apple menu and choose “Restart” to reboot the Mac
  3. Once you hear the boot sound or see the  Apple logo on screen, press and hold COMMAND and R keys concurrently to boot the Mac into Recovery Mode
  4. Once you see the “MacOS Utilities” (or “OS X Utilities”) screen you’re in Recovery Mode, ignore the initial onscreen options and instead pull down the “Utilities” menu at the top of the screen and then select “Terminal”
  5. At the command line prompt, enter the following command string:
  6. csrutil disable; reboot

  7. Hit “Return” on the keyboard to disable SIP and instantly restart the Mac again
  8. Let the Mac boot up as usual with System Integrity Protection disabled
  9. When the Mac has finished booting up, return to placing the old Time Machine backup in the Mac Trash can and then choose “Empty Trash” to remove the stuck Time Machine backup *
  10. Once the trash emptying process has completed and the once stuck Time Machine backup is deleted, you can now reboot the Mac and re-enable System Integrity Protection
  11. Restart the Mac as usual and immediately hold down COMMAND + R keys again to enter into Recovery Mode
  12. Again pull down the ‘Utilities’ menu and choose “Terminal” then enter the following command string to enable SIP:
  13. csrutil enable; reboot

  14. Hit return to restart the Mac up again as usual, this time with System Integrity Protection enabled again, where you can use the Mac as usual

(Note that deleting a Time Machine backup by dumping it into the Trash and emptying the Trash can take quite a while, so be prepared for that. If the backup is huge, you might want to let it sit overnight as it empties from the Trash successfully, in which case you still want to resume the steps to enable SIP again afterwards.)

Assuming you followed the instructions correctly, you should not see the “Some items in the Trash cannot be deleted because of System Integrity Protection” error message when trying to delete the stuck Time Machine backup from Mac Trash again, it will just empty the Trash as normal.

It’s very important to enable System Integrity Protection again on the Mac, as it offers security and privacy protection benefits that won’t work if it’s disabled. Don’t skip that step after you successfully trash the stuck Time Machine backup file.

* If you are still encountering problems, you can either go to the command line and forcibly delete the backups from the Trash with these instructions, or you can put back the stuck Time Machine backup file and focus on the dated specific backup folder you want to delete, these are contained inside the “Backup.backupdb” directory.

Alternative Method: Using tmutil to Properly Remove the Time Machine Backup

** Another option is to use the command line tmutil command, which is a more proper way to delete an old Time Machine backup in the first place.

To try this approach, you need to have the Time Machine backup in its original location on the backup drive, so first go to the Trash in MacOS and right-click on the stuck backup and choose “Put Back”. Then do the following:

  1. Open the “Terminal” application found in /Applications/Utilities/
  2. Type the following command string, replacing “DRIVENAME” with the name of the Time Machine backup volume, and replacing “SPECIFICBACKUPNAME” with the specific dated backup folder you’re trying to delete:
  3. sudo tmutil delete /Volumes/DRIVENAME/Backups.backupdb/SPECIFICBACKUPNAME

  4. Hit return and enter the admin password as required by sudo, this will instantly delete the Time Machine backup with tmutil

However you resolved the issue, once the stuck Time Machine backup is trashed and removed successfully, you can resume using Time Machine for backups on the Mac as usual.

Time Machine is a great feature, and all Mac users should regularly use Time Machine to backup their entire Mac and personal data so that if something goes awry they can easily restore their machine and data to its proper state.

Did the above trick work for you to successfully remove the stuck Time Machine backups from the Mac Trash? Did you use one method or another, or a different entirely? Share with us in the comments below!

How to Convert .bin and .cue to ISO on Mac


How to Convert .bin and .cue to ISO on Mac

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Every once in a while you may encounter .bin and .cue files, or a cue/bin cue sheet, of a disk image, often when downloading old Mac software (or even DOS, Windows, Linux) for a retro machine, for an audio or video disc, or just as a disk image of something. Mac users therefore may need to convert that bin and cue file into an ISO file for usage elsewhere, whether it’s for a virtual machine or even burning the ISO to a disc.

This article is going to demonstrate how you can convert a .bin and .cue file into a .iso file on the Mac.


We’re going to be using a free tool called binchunker to convert the bin and cue files to an iso. binchunker is a command line tool, so you will need some comfort in and basic knowledge of the command line to achieve the bin/cue to iso conversion. While there are various downloads of binchunker available as precompiled binaries, we’re going to instead recommend using Homebrew to install it onto a Mac, Homebrew is also free and easily installed in macOS or Mac OS X. If you come across binchunker through other means as a prebuilt binary, the command usage for converting bin and cue to iso is the same.

How to Convert a .bin and .cue to ISO in Mac OS

As mentioned, we’ll be using Homebrew to install binchunker, so if you have not done so yet you can install Homebrew first before proceeding, and then you can install binchunker by issuing the following brew command:

brew install bchunk

After binchunker is successfully installed on the Mac, you can then convert the .bin and .cue into an iso file with the following command syntax:

bchunk Input.bin Input.cue Output.iso

Hit return and the conversion will begin, wait until it completes (obviously) before attempting to use the iso file.

For a practical syntax example, if we have a set of .bin and .cue files named as “MacUtilities1998.bin” and “MacUtilities1998.cue” located on the Desktop, and you want to convert those into a single iso file named “MacUtilities1998.iso”, you would use the following command syntax:

bchunk ~/Desktop/MacUtilities1998.bin ~/Desktop/MacUtilities1998.cue ~/Desktop/MacUtilities98.iso

You can also run bchunk without any conditions to get more information about the command and it’s options.

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Once your iso has completed conversion from the origin .bin/cue files, you can mount the iso image, or burn the .iso file from the Mac Finder, or if you’re on an older version of system software you can burn an .iso directly in Disk Utility for Mac OS X, though it’s important to remember that feature was removed from modern versions of Disk Utility which is why the Finder is necessary instead. Whether you mount or burn the iso is up to you and what you need to use it for.

There are other options for managing .bin and .cue files on the Mac as well, including the Roxio Toast app which was quite commonplace on many older Macs with disc drives, so if you’re working with an older machine it’s worth seeing if you have that app laying around. And if you happen to be trying to work with a bin/cue file for Windows, then the utility known as Daemon Tools can mount a .bin and .cue file as well as other disk images, making it helpful if you’re eventually working with a Windows PC anyway.

By the way if the only reason you installed bitchunker was for a one time usage, you can removing the package from Homebrew after you’re finished with it, though there’s little harm to leaving binchunker installed, and if you plan on converting additional bin and cue files into .iso you will likely want to leave it installed. Binchunker can also convert a bin/cue file to a cdr file, which can be helpful as well.

If you want to learn more about bitchunker, or you’d rather download the source and compile it from scratch, then check out the bchunk github or chunk homepage.

And if you have any other solutions, recommendations, or helpful tips pertaining to converting bin and cue files into ISO on the Mac, share them with us in the comments below!

Remove Pop-up Ads, Redirects, or Virus from Apple Mac OS (Guide)


Remove Pop-up Ads, Redirects, or Virus from Apple Mac OS (Guide)

Adware, browser hijackers and potentially unwanted programs are these days able to infected the Apple Mac OS operating system. This type of infections are designed specifically to make money. They generate web traffic, collects sales leads for other dubious sites, and will display advertisements and sponsored links within your web browser.

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Unfortunately, some free downloads do not adequately disclose that other software will also be installed and you may find that you have installed adware on your Mac OS without your knowledge. The type of potentially unwanted programs are typically added when you install another free software that had bundled into their installation this adware program.

When your Mac OS is infected with malware, you will experience the following symptoms:

  • Advertising banners are injected with the web pages that you are visiting.
  • Random web page text is turned into hyperlinks.
  • Browser popups appear which recommend fake updates or other software.
  • Other unwanted adware programs might get installed without the user’s knowledge.

You should always pay attention when installing software because often, a software installer includes optional installs. Be very careful what you agree to install.
Always opt for the custom installation and deselect anything that is not familiar, especially optional software that you never wanted to download and install in the first place.
It goes without saying that you should not install software that you don’t trust.

How to remove adware and browser hijackers from Apple Mac OS

This malware removal guide may appear overwhelming due to the amount of the steps and numerous programs that are being used. We have only written it this way to provide clear, detailed, and easy to understand instructions that anyone can use to remove malware for free.
Please perform all the steps in the correct order. If you have any questions or doubt at any point, STOP and ask for our assistance.

To remove Pop-up Ads, Redirects, or Virus from Apple Mac OS, follow these steps:

  • STEP 1: Uninstall the malicious apps from your Mac OS
  • STEP 2: Remove unwanted extensions from your browser
  • STEP 3: Scan and clean your device with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Mac

STEP 1: Uninstall the malicious apps from your Mac OS

In this first step, we will try to identify and remove any malicious program that might be installed on your machine. The bellow video will explain how to remove any malicious program from your machine.

Known malicious apps: MacSaver, MacVX (and variants like MacVaX), MacCaptain, MacPriceCut, SaveOnMac, Mac Global Deals or MacDeals, MacSter, MacXcoupon, Shop Brain (or variants like SShoP Braaiin), PalMall, MacShop, MacSmart, News Ticker Remover, Shopper Helper Pro, Photo Zoom, Best YouTube Downloader, ArcadeYum, Extended protection, Video download helper, FlashFree or GoldenBoy.

The malicious app may have a different name on your device. If you cannot find any unwanted apps on your device, then you can proceed with the next step.



STEP 2: Remove unwanted extensions from your browser

  • Safari
  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox
  1. From the Safari menu, select “Preferences“.
    Safari Mac OS Preferences
    In the Safari Preferences window, click the “Extensions” tab. Find any unknown plugin, then click on the “Uninstall” button.

    This infection can add more than one extension, it is recommended that you remove all unknown extensions from Safari.
    Known malicious extensions: MacSaver, MacVX (and variants like MacVaX), MacCaptain, MacPriceCut, SaveOnMac, Mac Global Deals or MacDeals, MacSter, MacXcoupon, Shop Brain (or variants like SShoP Braaiin), PalMall, MacShop, MacSmart, News Ticker Remover, Shopper Helper Pro, Photo Zoom, Best YouTube Downloader, ArcadeYum, Extended protection, Video download helper, FlashFree or GoldenBoy.

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  2. Next, select “Preferences“, go to the “General” tab and change the “Default Search Engine” to Google. Then, in the “General” tab, find the “Home Page” and change it to “google.com”.Remove malwaretips.com/blogs/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/safari-hijack-290×290.jpg 290w, malwaretips.com/blogs/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/safari-hijack-300×300.jpg 300w” sizes=”(max-width: 560px) 100vw, 560px” style=”max-width: 100%; margin: 0.5em auto; display: block; height: auto;” class=””>


STEP 3: Scan and clean your device with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Mac

If you are still experiencing issues on your Mac OS, we will need to perform a system scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Mac for malware.
This step should be performed only if your issues have not been solved by the previous steps.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Mac is a powerful tool which is designed to remove adware and browser hijackers from Apple Mac OS.

  1. You can download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Mac from the below link:
    MALWAREBYTES ANTI-MALWARE FOR MAC DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will open a new web page from where you can download “Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Mac”)
  2. One you have downloaded Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Mac, click on the “Scan” button to start a system check-up.
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  3. When the scan has completed, click on the “Remove Selected Items” to remove all the malware that Malwarebytes has detected.
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Your device should be now malware free. If you are still experiencing problems while trying to remove adware from your Mac OS, please ask for help in our Malware Removal Assistance for Mac forum.

How to remove a virus from Mac


Got a virus on your Mac? Here’s how to remove it

You may have heard it’s said that Macs don’t get viruses. That there’s no Apple virus. You may even have said it yourself. Sadly, it’s not true. Sure, there aren’t as many viruses on the Mac as there are on, say, Windows. But they do exist. And, it’s not just viruses you have to be wary of. There are all sorts of different forms of malware, from bits of code that download themselves and show you adverts for things you have no interest in, to really nasty bugs that steal your personal data.

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How do I know if my Mac has a virus?

Before you remove a virus from a Mac, you need to be sure it actually has one. We’ve covered that in more detail in this article but here are a few pointers.

  • Your Mac starts behaving erratically and doing things you don’t expect;
  • Your Mac starts running very slowly, as if something is hogging the processor;
  • You start seeing adverts on your desktop;
  • You find software or applications you didn’t install.

These symptoms may mean your Mac has a virus, although there could be other explanations.

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How to remove a virus from a Mac

Thankfully, there are lots of ways to do it. And Mac virus removal doesn’t have to cost money. 

1. Delete browser extensions

One of the most common types of malware comes in the form of browser extensions. Even extensions that aren’t particularly malicious can be annoying, and if you didn’t deliberately install them, they’re malware. Here’s how to get rid of unwanted browser extensions.

The manual way

Safari

  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Click in the Safari menu in the menu bar and choose Preferences.
  3. Click on the Extensions tab, look down the list and click on any extensions that look suspicious. Read the description of the extension. If you don’t remember installing it, click Uninstall.
  4. Repeat until you’ve removed all the extensions you don’t want.

Chrome

  1. Launch Chrome.
  2. Click on the Chrome menu and choose Preferences.
  3. Click on the three vertical dots at the top right of the browser window (if you’re logged into a Google account, they’ll be under your name)
  4. Hover over More Tools and choose Extensions from the menu that appears.
  5. Look over the extensions in the browser window and click Remove on any that you don’t recognise.

Firefox

  1. Launch Firefox.
  2. Click on Tools in the menu bar.
  3. Choose Extensions from the left hand side of the window.
  4. Check the extensions and click Remove on any you don’t recognise.

The easy way

That seems like quite a lot of effort, right? Thankfully, there is an easier way to remove browser extensions from your Mac. And it works for both Chrome and Safari. CleanMyMac 3 is a brilliant tool for getting rid of all sorts of unwanted files on your Mac and it makes it really easy to remove browser extensions. Here’s how.

  1. Launch CleanMyMac.
  2. Click on Extensions.
  3. Click on either Safari or Chrome.
  4. Check the box next to the extensions you don’t recognise.
  5. Click Remove.

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2. Uninstall apps

Malware comes in lots of different forms. And it even comes disguised as security software to help you get rid of viruses! Devious, huh?

If you’ve inadvertently downloaded an app that turns out to be a virus, you need to uninstall it immediately. There are a couple of ways to do this. Here’s the hard way.

  1. Go to your applications folder and drag the app to the Trash.
  2. Go to your ~/Library folder and look in the Application support folder for any files related to the app and drag those to the Trash.
  3. Look in the other folders in ~/Library, especially Launch Agents and Launch Daemons and remove any files related to the app from there. But be careful, if you remove files used by legitimate app you could cause lots of problems.
  4. Repeat Step 3 for your Mac’ main Library folder.

The easy way: Uninstall apps in a few clicks

  1. Download and launch CleanMyMac.
  2. Click Uninstaller.
  3. Check the box next to the application name.
  4. Click Uninstall.

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If you don’t know the name of the application, it’s more difficult. But if you use CleanMyMac, all you have to do is scroll through the list of applications and look for any you don’t recognise or don’t need and remove them. CleanMyMac removes every trace of an app, including files that you may overlook when you remove applications manually. This is particularly important for viruses, so it’s much better to use CleanMyMac.

3. Use an antivirus tool

While the above steps work very well in lots of cases, sometimes the Mac virus removal means using a dedicated antivirus application to scan and remove malware from your Mac.

There are lots of these applications available, and many of them are either free or allow you to at the very least scan your Mac for free to find out whether you need to take action. Be careful, however. It’s important to choose a tool from a reputable vendor. If you just Google ‘Mac antivirus tool’ some of the results near the top of the listings may well be for tools that are themselves malicious and instead of removing viruses from your Mac will infect it. Here are some reputable Mac antivirus tools:

  • Avast Free Mac Security
  • AVG Antivirus for Mac
  • BitDefender Antivirus for Mac
  • Kaspersky Internet Security for Mac
  • Intego Mac Premium Bundle X9

One common way that viruses embed themselves on your Mac is by putting files in the Launch Agents and Launch Daemons folders so they launch automatically. You can remove them manually, but if you delete the wrong file, you could create a problem for another, legitimate, application. CleanMyMac has a dedicated tool to remove Launch Agents and is much safer than doing so manually.

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How to get rid of virus on a Macbook Pro (or any other Mac) if all else fails

If you’ve run through all the steps above and are still having problems trying to remove a virus from a Mac, the next step is to restore from a Time Machine backup. The benefit of restoring from Time Machine is that you can do it quickly and easily by booting into the recovery partition and you can choose to backup to a state just before your Mac started behaving erratically.

The downside of this option is that any work you’ve done since the backup you restore from will be lost. You could manually copy files from your Mac to another drive or cloud storage service before you restore and then copy them back afterwards. However, if one of those files is infected, you risk contaminating your Mac all over again. If there are documents you really need and that aren’t backed up elsewhere, use one of the antivirus tools above to run a scan on them before you copy them to another disk. That way you’ll know they’re safe.

Here’s how to restore from a Time Machine backup

  1. Make sure you’re connected to your Time Machine backup drive.
  2. Restart your Mac, holding down the Command and R keys until you see the Apple logo. When the macOS Utilities screen appears, choose Restore from a Time Machine Backup. Click Continue.
  3. Choose the last backup before your Mac started misbehaving or you suspect you were infected with a virus.
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Your Mac will now return to the state it was in when you made that backup.

If you don’t have a Time Machine backup to restore from, the last resort is to reinstall macOS. This is a ground-zero approach. You’ll need to wipe your startup drive completely clean and start again. That means re-installing all your applications and copying all your data back to your Mac afterwards. If you have a recent backup of your data, from before your Mac became infected, you can use that to copy data from after you re-install. If not, you’ll need to back up important files now — but scan them with an antivirus tool first to make sure they’re not infected.

To perform a clean install of macOS, you’ll need a bootable installer disk. Creating one is beyond the scope of this article, but there is a comprehensive guide here

Once you’ve made your bootable installer, plug it into your Mac, go to System Preferences, choose Startup Disk and select the disk you just plugged in. Restart your Mac, holding down Command-R and do the following:

  1. When the macOS Utilities screen appears, select Reinstall a new copy of macOS. Click Continue and then Continue again when the next window appears.
  2. Agree to the terms and conditions and select your Mac’s internal disk.
  3. Click Install. Wait for your Mac to restart.
  4. Your Mac will startup as if it’s a new Mac and you’ll need to go through the process of setting it up from scratch.
  5. Once you’ve set it up, copy back the files you need from the backup and that you know aren’t infected.

As you can see, there are many different ways to remove a virus from a Mac, depending on how badly infected it is and what kind of virus it is. The main thing to remember is if you suspect your Mac is infected, don’t worry. It can be fixed!


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How to Find All Hosts on Network with nmap


How to Find All Hosts on Network with nmap

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Many advanced users often need to find and list all hosts on a network, often for IP discovery, connecting to a remote machine, or some other system administration or network admin purpose. One of the easiest ways to find all hosts and the host IP addresses on a network is by using the nmap command line tool.


Nmap is compatible with every major operating system including Mac OS, Windows, and Linux, and though it does not come preinstalled by default in MacOS you can either and then install nmap (brew install nmap), or you can without a package manager. Thus we’re going to focus on using nmap to find and list all hosts on a network, and we’re assuming you already have nmap on your particular Mac. If you can not use nmap for whatever reason, you may find instead as an alternative solution.

Ready to list all hosts IP addresses on a network with nmap? It’s easy, here’s all you need to do:

  1. Launch the Terminal if you have not done so already
  2. Enter the following command string, replacing your network IP and range as appropriate:
  3. nmap -sn 192.168.1.0/24

  4. Hit Return and wait a moment or two to see the detected hosts on the network

Command output of nmap may look something like the following, where host IP addresses of found devices and hardware on the network are detected and displayed:

% nmap -sP 192.168.1.0/20
Starting Nmap ( https://nmap.org ) at 2022-06-15 16:24 PDT
Nmap scan report for 192.168.1.1
Host is up (0.0063s latency).
Nmap scan report for 192.168.1.2
Host is up (0.019s latency).
Nmap scan report for 192.168.1.9
Host is up (0.0051s latency).
Nmap scan report for 192.168.1.11
Host is up (0.021s latency).
Nmap scan report for 192.168.1.12
Host is up (0.0211s latency).
Nmap scan report for 192.168.1.15
Host is up (0.022s latency).
Nmap scan report for 192.168.1.25
Host is up (0.024s latency).
Nmap done: 4096 IP addresses (7 hosts up) scanned in 43.67 seconds

Essentially how this works is that nmap attempts to ping the host IP range on the network to see if they exist, if they do and respond they are returned in the nmap results, and if they don’t or do not respond they will not be listed. That leads to the net obvious question which is how do you detect hosts on the network that do not respond to ping and ICMP request (as some users intentionally disable ICMP request response on Mac, Windows, or Linux computers), but to do that you’d likely have to port scan on the network rather than rely on ping.

You can also use -sP flag, which may work on older versions of nmap if -sn fails. The result should be the same regardless:

nmap -sP 192.168.1.0/24

nmap is one of the best Homebrew packages out there, so if this article interests you but you don’t yet have it, it’s a good reason to fire up Homebrew and install nmap. And of course if you don’t know how to install Homebrew yet you can learn how to do that too.

Do you know of another method of detecting and finding all hosts on a network? Share your tricks in the comments below!

How to record a FaceTime call on your iPhone or Mac


How to record a FaceTime call on your iPhone or Mac

How to record a FaceTime call on your iPhone or Mac

FaceTime calls are a great way to stay in touch with people you care about, whether on an iOS device or a Mac. However, what do you do if you want to save those special moments? Luckily, using your Mac, you can record those calls to view later.

Here’s how you can record FaceTime calls taken on both Mac and iPhone.

  • How to record a FaceTime call on your Mac
  • How to record a FaceTime call on your iPhone using your Mac
  • How to use third-party software to record a FaceTime call

How to record a FaceTime call on your Mac

If you’re looking to record a FaceTime call on your Mac, you can use QuickTime’s screen recording feature to your advantage.

  1. Open QuickTime on your Mac from your dock or your Applications folder.
  2. Click File in the Menu bar.

    Open QuickTime, click File

  3. Click New Screen Recording.
  4. Click the arrow next to the record button in the QuickTime window.

    Click New Screen Recording, click arrow

  5. Choose Internal Microphone from the list of available microphones.
  6. Open FaceTime.

    Click Internal Microphone, open FaceTime

  7. Click the record button in QuickTime.
  8. Click the screen to record your whole screen, or click and drag over the FaceTime window to only record FaceTime.

    Click Record, click screen or drag

  9. Start your FaceTime call.
  10. Click the Stop Recording button in the Menu bar.

    Start FaceTime call, click Stop Recording

  11. Click File in the Menu bar.
  12. Click Save.

    Click File, click Save

  13. Give your recording a name.
  14. Choose where you want to save your recording.

    Name recording, choose save destination

  15. Click Save.

    Click Save

How to record a FaceTime call on your iPhone using your Mac

First things first: don’t. Since you can’t record your screen natively on your iPhone anyway, you need a Mac for this, and you can already record FaceTime calls on your Mac (I mean, you are reading this whole guide, right?).

However, if you insist on recording a FaceTime call on your iPhone using your Mac, here’s how.

  1. Connect your iPhone or iPad to your Mac with a Lightning cable or 30-pin connector.
  2. Open QuickTime on your Mac from your dock or Applications folder.
  3. Click File in the Menu bar.

    Open QuickTime, click File

  4. Click New Movie Recording.
  5. Click the arrow next to the record button in the QuickTime window.

    Click New Movie Recording, click arrow

  6. Choose your iPhone from the list of available cameras.
  7. Unlock your iPhone. Its display should now appear in QuickTime on your Mac.

    Choose iPhone from menu, unlock your iPhone

  8. In QuickTime for Mac, make sure the volume bar is turned up. Otherwise, you won’t be able to hear your call, and what would even be the point?
  9. Open FaceTime on your iPhone.

    Turn up volume in QuickTime, open FaceTime

  10. Click the Record button in QuickTime on your Mac.
  11. Place your FaceTime call on your iPhone.

    Click Record, place FaceTime call

  12. Click the Stop button in QuickTime to stop recording when you’ve finished your call.
  13. Click File in the Menu bar.

    Click Stop, click File

  14. Click Save.
  15. Give your recording a name.

    Click Save, pick a name for recording

  16. Choose where you want to save your recording.
  17. Click Save.

    Choose save location, click Save

How to use third-party software to record a FaceTime call

If you want your recorded FaceTime calls to look a little more polished, Ecamm’s Call Recorder for FaceTime not only lets you record your default FaceTime window, but it also offers basic audio editing after you record, repositioning of the call window, and split-screen or side-by-side modes. It’s often the better option if you’re recording your FaceTime calls for professional use or YouTube uploads.

Ecamm’s Call Recorder for FaceTime

Questions?

Let us know if you have any questions about recording FaceTime calls in the comments below.

Update July 2018: These are still the right steps for recording FaceTime calls.

How to type the Apple logo symbol on iPhone, Mac, Apple TV, Windows & more


How to type out the Apple logo symbol

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Your devices support entering the familiar Apple logo symbol with keyboard shortcuts.

Check out what this character looks like typed out: 

Some people will find entering the Apple logo symbol an indispensable feature for renaming products like in Apple’s marketing materials, such as Pay or Music,. Others may be content with saving a few characters on social media apps like Twitter and Instagram.

As you’ve likely noticed by now, your Mac’s keyboard lacks a dedicated Apple symbol key even though this special character is actually available to type on your devices.

The Apple logo symbol codes

The Apple logo character renders properly across any iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, Apple TV or Apple Watch. It can be typed on iOS, macOS and tvOS devices. On watchOS, the Dictation and Scribble features provide no way to enter the Apple logo whatsoever.

On foreign platforms and web browsers like Google Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge, the symbol may show as a simple square, a strange character or something entirely different.

This isn’t Apple’s fault.

Both the Windows and Apple logos are in the private use area of the extended character set because the standard Unicode character set doesn’t contain any corporate logos. Due to their different implementations, these symbols don’t show as visible on other platforms.

The Apple symbol is included in the ASCII extended character set with these values:

  • Decimal: 240
  • Hexadecimal: F0
  • Unicode: U+F8FF

TIP: The website Alt-Codes.net lets you find numeric values of special characters.

Follow our step-by-step tutorial to learn how how to properly type the Apple symbol with your iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV or non-Apple platforms such as Microsoft Windows.

How to type the Apple logo symbol

Here’s how to enter the Apple logo with your devices.

Mac

To type the Apple symbol on your Mac, use the following keystroke combo:

Option (⌥)-Shift (⇧)-K

The shortcut works with the standard US English keyboard layout.

To visualize the Apple symbol’s placement on your Mac keyboard, choose the option Show Keyboard Viewer from the Input Source popover in macOS’s menu bar.

Alternatively, venture into System Preferences → Keyboard → Input Sources.

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This is the keyboard shortcut that produces the Apple logo symbol

This lets you visualize key assignments for special symbols. To reveal additional hidden characters, press a modifier key like Control (⌃) or Command (⌘).

International users who rely on world keyboards that feature keyboard layouts that are different from the standard US QWERTY keyboard can add the US English layout via the Keyboard preference pane, then switch to it before entering the Apple logo symbol.

As a more elegant solution, create a custom text replacement as outlined further below.

iPhone and iPad

The Option (⌥)-Shift (⇧)-K Mac keyboard shortcut has no alternative on iOS.

There’s no Keyboard Viewer on iPhone, but iOS include a dedicated feature to make entering phrases and special symbols easier, called Text Replacements. Also found on macOS, this auto-replaces a word or a phrase with custom text, like replacing (c) with the copyright symbol.

You can leverage this feature to type the Apple logo on iOS, here’s how:

1) Open Settings on your iPhone or iPad.

2) Tap General.

3) Tap Keyboard.

4) Tap Text Replacement.

5) Hit “+“ in the top-right corner to create a new text replacement.

6) Copy  from this post with your iOS device, then tap and hold next to Phrase and select Paste from the bubble menu to insert the Apple logo symbol.

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7) Tap next to Shortcut and create a custom text snippet to be replaced with the Apple logo. I use the shortcut “appl,” but you may choose a different shortcut that better suits your needs. To avoid triggering it by accident, come up with some unique letter combo that’s not part of any common word or phrase.

8) Tap Save in the top-right corner to finish making changes.

The newly created shortcut will automatically expand into the Apple logo symbol as you type.

TUTORIAL: How to create and use Text Replacements on iPhone and iPad

That’s right, now you can enter the Apple logo with your iOS device or Mac in your emails, texts, documents, notes and more—just hit the Space bar after typing the “aapl” shortcut to have it replaced with the Apple logo character.

This is a great feature!

The key benefit of this method is synchronization: your text replacements are kept in perfect sync across iOS and macOS via iCloud, letting you enter the Apple logo across iPhones, iPads and Macs using the same text shortcut.

If you pair a wireless Bluetooth keyboard with your iPhone and iPad, you can also enter the Apple logo symbol by pressing the same Option (⌥)-Shift (⇧)-K keystroke like on Mac.

Apple Watch

As mentioned, there’s currently no way to type the Apple logo with your Apple Watch.

Dictation and Scribble, the two primary input methods in watchOS, unfortunately do not offer any way of entering the Apple symbol using one’s voice similar to punctuation and formatting.

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The logo does show as visible on Apple Watch in apps like Messages and Reminders because it’s supported by the default fonts included in the watchOS operating system.

Apple TV

To type out the Apple logo on your Apple TV, do the following:

If you have an external keyboard:

1) Go to Settings → Remotes and Devices → Bluetooth on your fourth-generation Apple TV or Apple TV 4K. For earlier models, venture into Settings → General → Bluetooth.

2) When the device finds nearby Bluetooth accessories, select your keyboard from the list.

3) If asked, enter the four-digit code and press Enter.

4) Navigate to the section of an app that accepts text, like YouTube’s search feature. Alternatively, try renaming your Apple TV by going to Settings → General → About → Name.

5) Press Option (⌥)-Shift (⇧)-K on your Bluetooth keyboard to enter the Apple symbol.

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Pair a wireless keyboard with your Apple TV to type out the Apple symbol faster

And just like that, the symbol is written out on your TV!

If you don’t have an external keyboard:

1) On your iPhone or iPad with iOS 11 or later, open Settings → Control Center → Customize Controls and tap “+” next to Apple TV Remote.

2) Be sure to set up a shortcut on your iOS device that will replace “appl” with “” by following the step-by-step instructions provided in the iPhone and iPad section of this tutorial.

3) With the Apple TV Remote widget added to your iOS Control Center, highlight any text input field on your Apple TV using your Siri Remote.

4) On your iPhone or iPad, open Control Center and tap the Apple TV Remote widget you just added, then choose your Apple TV from the list and enter the four-digit passcode that appears on the Apple TV screen, if necessary. Alternatively, press a notification that pops up on the Lock screen of your iPhone upon selecting a text field on your Apple TV.

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The Apple TV Remote widget in Control Center works only with the fourth-generation Apple TV 4K and Apple TV 4K, and also requires an iPhone or iPad with iOS 11 device or later.

TUTORIAL: Stopping the Apple TV remote keyboard from showing up on iPhone or iPad

If you own an older Apple TV model or have yet to upgrade your device to iOS 11 or newer, download the free Apple TV Remote app or the iTunes Remote app from App Store and set it up to remotely control your set-top box, type out the Apple logo and access additional features, like Now Playing and Game mode.

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Finally—rename your Apple TV as TV

Entering the Apple symbol on your Apple TV using the Dictation feature is unsupported.

Windows

As we mentioned, the Apple symbol is included in the extended character set.

It’s defined in one of a private-use character points that are intended for certain apps and devices that need to display one or more glyphs unspecified by the Unicode standard.

This, coupled with the fact that Unicode does not contain any corporate logos as part of the standard character set, is why the Apple symbol in your Pages file or other document in most cases won’t show as visible on Windows, Linux and other non-Apple platforms.

On Windows there are many ways to enter special characters, but we’ll focus on the perhaps the most popular method: alt codes. It works by pressing and holding down the Alt key on the keyboard while typing the character’s 4-code decimal value.

You can find the full Unicode character code list at unicode-table.com.

1) Open a document where you’d like to insert the Apple logo symbol.

2) Be sure that the Num Lock key is on, the press and hold the left Alt key.

3) Press “0” on the numeric keypad.

4) Press “2” on the numeric keypad.

5) Press “4” on the numeric keypad.

6) Press “0” on the numeric keypad.

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Image courtesy of Wikipedia

NOTE: you must put in the leading zero even though the character’s decimal code is “240.”

Don’t worry if your laptop came without a numeric keypad: you can still enter any special character by typing its Unicode value, just continue reading…

1) Open a document where you’d like to see the Apple logo symbol.

2) Press F 8 F F  on the keyboard (the Unicode value of the Apple logo symbol).

3) Press Alt-X.

The Apple symbol will be inserted at the current cursor position.

I recommend using dedicated options for entering special characters that are found in some Microsoft apps, like Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. To see a graphical representation of the special symbols, open the Windows app Character Map (charmap.exe).

The alt code trick won’t work if the selected font lacks the Apple logo.

If so, be sure to select the Baskerville Old Face font in the Character Map app. Now select the Apple logo symbol and click the Select button, then choose the Copy command to send it to the system clipboard, ready to be pasted into other apps via the standard Ctrl-V shortcut.

HTML

The Apple logo or any other special character or symbol can be typed out in your blog posts or webpages by using the HTML entities hexadecimal notation followed by a character’s Unicode hexadecimal value. In our example, the Apple logo symbol has the Unicode value F8FF.

To use the Apple logo in your webpage, type the following in HTML code:

&#xF8FF

You should see the  character when the page is rendered in a browser.

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How to use split screen


Mac: How to use split screen

macOS offers a handy feature to view two apps side by side, equally splitting the screen. Follow along for how to use Split View on Mac.

Whether you’re trying to get some work done more efficiently or want to multitask more easily while surfing the web, macOS’ built in Split View is a useful feature.

Mac: How to use split screen

  1. Click and hold on the full-screen button   in the top left corner of an app
  2. When you see half of your screen turn blue drag your window to the left or right side and let go of the app
  3. Pick your second window that you’d like to fill out the other half of your screen, click on it
  4. To exit Split View mode, press the esc key (or button on Touch Bar) or move your mouse to the top of your screen and click the full-screen button 
  5. You’ll notice then second app that was used in Split View will still be in full-screen mode, also follow the same steps to return that window to its previous size

If you want to use Split View with one app that’s already full-screen and one that’s not, invoke Mission Control and drag a second app on top of the full-screen app thumbnail at the top.

Check out the images below for a walkthrough:

Check out Apple’s support page for more details on the Split View feature.

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