Handbrake has been infected during the last week. If you have downloaded it, quiet, we teach you how you can get rid of the virus in this article.
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the technology moves at a rapid pace. A few years ago but we could already tell it was something of the past century, we saw our movies and TV shows on VHS video tapes.
years later, the videos were practically obsolete with the advent of CDs and DVDs. occupied less space on our shelves and were in general more comfortable. But with the advent of the digital age, even we already have movies on DVD at home, everything is through multimedia files.
that is why there are certain programs, such as Handbrake, that are used to be able to convert those old DVDs to digital format, so as to leave them stored in our multimedia library, either in clouds as Google Drive, iCloud, or leave them stored in our multimedia center or hard disk.
the downside of such programs is that they may be vulnerable to infections and thus has occurred with the program that we have mentioned. He apparently suffered an attack and it was infected. “
If you have downloaded Handbrake recently, quiet, which don’t panic
For all those people who have downloaded this app between May 2 and may 6 have downloaded version 1.7 of the program, version which is infected, but not 100%.
you have a 50% chance of infection on your Mac – although it is also available for Windows and Linux – and, but then going to explain how you should get rid of the infection.
If you had the application already downloaded from before don’t worry, only has spread to download such a “new” version so to speak.
anyway, you can check if your Mac is infected following these steps:
- enters the activity Monitor in macOS.
- looking for a process called Activity_agent.
- If you are using the SHA1: 0935a43ca90c6c419a49e4f8f1d75e68cd70b274 or SHA256: 013623e5e50449bbdf6943549d8224a122aa6c42bd3300a1bd2b743b01ae6793 is that you are infected. [[
to remove the virus will have to perform the following commands in the terminal of your Mac:
- run the command launchctl unload ~ / Library/LaunchAgents/fr.handbrake.activity_agent.plist
- run the command rm – rf ~ / Library/RenderFiles/activity_agent.app
- run the command if ~/Library/VideoFrameworks/ contains proton.zip, remove the folder.
Fortunately, as you’ve seen, is very simple to get rid of this virus. However you will have to change your passwords immediately, since the iCloud Keychain would have been able to see infected almost certainly.
anyway, you can access the official Forum of the app from here . There you will see all the information about this problem, which, fortunately, not would have affected a large number of users, it is not an app as common as others that are used daily.
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