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On May 7th, the Popular software Handbrake reported that if you have recently downloaded the video transcoder app handbrake on your mac, there are chances that your computer is infected. According Handbrake, Anyone downloading handbrake on Mac between May 2nd, 2017 and May 6th, 2017, may be infected. If you installed the software during this time frame, you should check your OSX activity Monitor application. If there is a process called activity_agent, then, your Mac is infected. You can removed the malware by the following steps:

Open up the "Terminal" application and run the following commands:

  • launchctl unload ~/Library/LaunchAgents/fr.handbrake.activity_agent.plist
  • rm -rf ~/Library/RenderFiles/
  • if ~/Library/VideoFrameworks/ contains, remove the folder
  • Then Remove any "" installs you may have.

If you have any questions or need assistance with removing the software, please contact the DECS Support Office at

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