Model A1181 / 1.83, 2, 2.1, 2.13, 2.16, 2.2, or 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo processor

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Computer is thoroughly compromised since day one

Got a brand new MacBook and know machine is 'owned' by

others ---who I cannot shut out or eliminate.

Hardware wise came with 120 GB Hard Drive(but only discovered

this when I re-installed Snow Leopard OS (10.6.6)...original disk

was I believe 10.5.6 and disk utility told me it was something

like 111 GB.

Have stuck with Snow Leopard and can use computer but know

I am being hacked by at least several networks and cannot

clean up the machine.

I use a wired etherenet connection theoretically but task manager

shows Airport Express and a Window Server and know that

Mobile Me is active...

Have tried software(Disk Warrior) and Mac's Original OS system

utilities(and Snow Leopard also) to try to erase hard drive but

cannot...Have spent a fortune on antiviral programs(Symantec

and BitDefender) but cannot find or run these programs.

Know a tad of Unix and have tried to use Terminal but whoever

controls this Mac won't let me "sudo'.

Am going crazy and would appreciate any/all suggestions

---have run diagnostic disk that came with unit and cannot

find problems....

Am wondering if I replace hard drive with a new one could I

lose whoever possesses this machine but query if I can format

a new hard drive with either original disk for OS or Snow Leopard.

Do not use firewire or bluetooth or wi-fi and turn off (Network)

everything but ethernet.

HELP...really need unit...lastly suspect my home is hacked by

powerline hacking and get strong RF...the latter two has

completely destroyed two desktops PC's and three laptops(PC).

Only the Mac (compromised) continues to work albeit "I know

I am not alone."

Lastly re-install system monthly but can use "Journaled MAC

OS' format" FYI my /dev contains about 100 entries which

I delete (tty0s1, vn0's, bluetooth-modem-CPU") but come

back when I re-install Snow Leopard from DVD. Suspect

a bot ??????

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Start up from your 10.6 disk. Hold down "C" key. Go to the second screen pull down menu to Utilities -> Disk Utility and select the drive on the left and format it OSX Extended, use the write zeros option (this will take a hour or so but will completely get rid of all the old stuff). Now give it one or more partition. Now you can install a system. Disconnect your ethernet while setting up. When setting up your account use a good secure password including upper and lower case and alpha numerics. Be sure you can remember it and write it down and put it in your safety deposit box or safe. Install your Norton Anti-virus 11. Go to your system preferences Users and unlock it and get rid of the Guest and any other users except yourself then lock it. Now you can plug in your ethernet and download your system updates and anti-virus updates (note, there may be a bug with Norton right now, I tried installing it yesterday and kept getting errors).

Most attacks on your system will be wifi, if it's off, they can't get in that way. Do some research on Steganography: http://www.jjtc.com/Steganography/tools....

To stop electrical surges from getting to your computer use a UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply). Go here and hit the "help me choose" link to the the correct model for your needs: http://www.apc.com/products/category.cfm...

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