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Suspecting Any malware listed (MAC OSx El Capitan)

  capitac 22:27 06 May 2020

Hello,

My Macbook Pro runs on El Capitan. Usually starting the computer takes a time equal to 1 minute more or less. I left the computer a week with a brother and no idea if he installed things on it.

Now it can take 2-3 minutes or even freeze outright and I have to restart for it to finally start.

Therefore i launched TERMINAL , et typed 'find / -iname *.app' to list all apps on my computer. By removing from that list every obvious legit apps, here is what remains (I have simplified the folder names for most apps):

Do you have any idea what could be causing the slowdown? (possible remote spyware / malware?) Thanks ! :D

Network Utility.app Install in Progress.app Installer Progress.app KernelEventAgent.bundle/Contents/Resources/FileSystemUIAgent.app Menu Extras/TextInput.menu/Contents/SharedSupport/TISwitcher.app NetAuthAgent.app Network Diagnostics.app AppleShare/check_afp.app webdav.fs/Contents/Resources/webdavcertui.app ATS.framework/Support/FontRegistryUIAgent.app SpeechSynthesis.framework/Resources/SpeechSynthesisServer.app WebKit.framework/DatabaseProcess.app WebKit.framework/NetworkProcess.app WebKit.framework/PluginProcess.app DatabaseProcess.app WebKitLegacy.framework/WebKitPluginHost.app NetworkProcess.app PluginProcess.app WebProcess.app WebKit.framework/WebProcess.app CommerceKit.framework/Resources/storeuid.app DiskImages.framework/Resources/DiskImages UI Agent.app EAP8021X.framework/Support/eaptlstrust.app Adobe Extension Manager/Extension Manager.app Aperture.app Automator.app Automator.app/Contents/Resources/Application Stub.app AVCHD to Mov Lite.app Centra/Client/bin/Centra.app FaceTime.app Font Book.app Image Capture.app Mission Control.app Remote Desktop Connection.app Activity Monitor.app Boot Camp Assistant.app Console.app Grab.app Grapher.app Keychain Access.app MacBook Pro SMC Firmware Update.app Migration Assistant.app System Information.app VoiceOver Utility.app VoiceOver Utility.app/Contents/OtherBinaries/VoiceOverUtilityCacheBuilder.app X11.app Microsoft/Silverlight/OutOfBrowser/SLLauncher.app Script Editor/Templates/Cocoa-AppleScript Applet.app Script Editor/Templates/Droplets/Droplet with Settable Properties.app Script Editor/Templates/Droplets/Recursive File Processing Droplet.app Script Editor/Templates/Droplets/Recursive Image File Processing Droplet.app VMware Fusion/Uninstall VMware Fusion.app VMware Fusion/VMDKMounter.app Plugin.app/Contents/Frameworks/GoogleBreakpad.framework/Versions/Current/Resources/Reporter.app AppleVNCServer.bundle/Contents/Support/LockScreen.app AppleVNCServer.bundle/Contents/Support/Share Screen Request.app AppleVNCServer.bundle/Contents/Support/SSDragHelper.app ARDAgent.app ARDAgent.app/Contents/Support/Remote Desktop Message.app ARDAgent.app/Contents/Support/Shared Screen Viewer.app ScreensharingAgent.bundle/Contents/Support/SSAssistanceCursor.app ScreensharingAgent.bundle/Contents/Support/SSInvitationAgent.app AppleMobileDeviceHelper.app AppleMobileSync.app MobileDeviceUpdater.app Root MRT.app AddressBookUrlForwarder.app AirPlayUIAgent.app AirPort Base Station Agent.app AppDownloadLauncher.app AppleFileServer.app AppleGraphicsWarning.app AppleScript Utility.app Archive Utility.app Directory Utility.app Feedback Assistant.app Network Utility.app RAID Utility.app Screen Sharing.app System Image Utility.app Wireless Diagnostics.app Automator Runner.app AVB Audio Configuration.app backupd.bundle/Contents/Resources/TMHelperAgent.app Bluetooth Setup Assistant.app BluetoothUIServer.app CalendarFileHandler.app Captive Network Assistant.app Certificate Assistant.app cloudphotosd.app CoreLocationAgent.app CoreServicesUIAgent.app Database Events.app EscrowSecurityAlert.app Expansion Slot Utility.app File Sync.app FileSyncAgent.app FirmwareUpdateHelper.app Folder Actions Setup.app FolderActionsDispatcher.app HelpViewer.app Image Events.app Install Command Line Developer Tools.app Install in Progress.app Installer Progress.app Jar Launcher.app KernelEventAgent.bundle/Contents/Resources/FileSystemUIAgent.app KeyboardSetupAssistant.app Keychain Circle Notification.app LocationMenu.app loginwindow.app ManagedClient.app/Contents/Resources/HomeSync.app ManagedClient.app/Contents/Resources/MCXDiskAuthorization.app ManagedClient.app/Contents/R

  HondaMan 14:42 07 May 2020

My first step, without going thru' your list, would be to get AVG free and MalwareBytes and use both, separately, to scan you Mac. Then see what comes up and follow its suggestions

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