[sudo-users] man sudo

Todd C. Miller Todd.Miller at sudo.ws
Wed Sep 25 16:46:59 MDT 2019

On Wed, 25 Sep 2019 23:51:50 +0200, Jennifer Sittler wrote:

> i am trying to uninstall the app "formal search" which somehow made its way
> unto my macbook pro and ran across the terminal app, typed "man sudo" and
> was NOT asked my admin password. does that mean there is a bug?

No, when you type "man sudo" you are asking to view the manual page
for sudo.  That does not run sudo itself.

> i am clueless on these deeper digital things. just want to uninstall formal
> search because it keeps popping up. for some reason i can't enter my laptop
> as root user so wanted to try terminal but obviously i'm not understanding
> enough.

You may not need root access to do that.  As a first step I would
go to your browser's settings and check for any browser extensions
you don't recognize.  If that fails, you may need a malware removal
tool for macOS.

There is some info @ https://malwaretips.com/blogs/remove-mac-os-x-virus/
that may be of use.

 - todd

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