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Thanks Marvin I use sudo find "" | wc -l where is a directory in the current directory.
Really? http://www.bgr.com/2012/04/05/flashback-trojan-virus-found-to-affect-600000-macs/ http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Security/Newly-Detected-Crisis-Virus-Infects-Windows-Macs-and-Virtual-Machines-217207/ http://www.intego.com/mac-security-blog/intego-security-memo-macdefender-fake-antivirus/ http://betanews.com/2012/04/24/macs-may-not-get-pc-viruses-but-they-sure-can-spread-them/ .
In the 28 years I've used Mac's I've had three viruses. One was actually injected by an IT person [accidentally] maintaining our Mac's at work. We had about 45,000 Macs at that time spread over four continents. Having worked in software for 35 years I've learned the hard way that the paranoid survive and those that think their OS is bullet proof are fools.
My AV application, Virus Barrier X6. I had tens of thousands of log files with a first line something like this mdworker(9642) deny mach-lookup com.intego.mig_hook The number of such files is equal to the difference between my "normal" count and the abnormal high count. I filed a report with Intego; they responded in 30 minutes with a setting change that resolved the issue. They have a "Behvioral Analysis" mode that keeps an eye on suspicious activities performed by...
I upgraded to ML a couple of days after the release. It seemed to work fine and the only thing I noticed was that the number of files on my HD went from about 300K to about 900K. I started a plot of the file count and the HD space. After about three weeks I used a utility to remove all non English localizations which reduced the file count to about 750K and also reduced the HD space; still, nowhere near the 300K of Lion.   Then the strangeness. Over six days the file...
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