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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 4:01 am    Post subject: HELP!! memorycell helper from hell Reply with quote

What the HELL is it!!!..it keeps "taking over" my MM...it used to be intermittent bother now it's a pest from hell what does it do and can I get rid of it.I tried deleting it form my process but that made it multiple MORE!!I can't find ANY info on it.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never heard of it, and I can't find any info on it.

Did you install it or is it some sorta system function?

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smithcraft wrote:
Never heard of it, and I can't find any info on it.

Did you install it or is it some sorta system function?

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Me neither SC....Its started getting obnoxioux.DEMADING me to feed it my password and then reproducing over and over.....I found one person who knew where it was (in library in bundles) and I DELETED IT!!! worked so far..
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

memory cell helper is a virus that continue to reproduce itself taking over system memory to cause a system crash
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks MMMM

I wish I knew this before.Is there a possibility there are more files attached to it.I just took it out of the library and it hasn't come back...yet...seemed a little to easy.I'm going to toss it into apple delete and see if it finds anymore related files.I have NO idea where and when it came from.My iMac went down and 'Ive been using the MM (which was out of action since 2009)
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could also consider giving Clam AV a try to see if anything else is infected.

http://www.clamxav.com/

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:08 pm    Post subject: Re: HELP!! memorycell helper from hell Reply with quote

bprice wrote:
What the HELL is it!!!..it keeps "taking over" my MM...it used to be intermittent bother now it's a pest from hell what does it do and can I get rid of it.I tried deleting it form my process but that made it multiple MORE!!I can't find ANY info on it.
You can try Sophos which is good detecting any type of virus which might be happening.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 6:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i actually recommend both of them

to search and see if it's there still but if it's a plugin based virus then its really easy to get rid of the only reason i heard of it is it also attacks os x86 machines as well
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:02 am    Post subject: ClamXav & Sophos Reply with quote

ClamXav and Sophos Anti Virus.
I usually don't recommend App's
like these because its so easy to
dislike and dismiss these kind of
App's for a Mac, but I Like and
use 'em both!

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cool thanks much guys I haven' seen it since I trashed it but I just got clamxav and going to use it tonight...
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