By Glenn Fleishman

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My father, of all people, wrote me with an alarming problem:

When I turn on the computer, this message comes up. I’ve searched to find it and can’t locate it on the computer. What is it, and how do I stop it from showing up?

While alarming, it’s not a virus or a phishing attack!

Fortunately, this isn’t previously unknown malware that’s made its way into his computer. iSpy is the kernel extension associated with Espionage 2, a folder-encryption software package. TaoEffect, the developer of the software, warned its users years ago that version 2 was incompatible with Mavericks, and released version 3.

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