My girlfriend’s 2016 MacBook Pro is acting weird.
It repeatedly asks for the iCloud/Apple password. I’ve logged out and logged back in, rebooted several times.
Another weirdness is that the internet seems to selectively work. For example, google.com works, as does apple.com, but macpaw.com, and sophos.com, do not. This is true in Safari, FireFox, and Chrome.
I ran Sophos, and it found two Potentially Unwanted Apps, which were classed as adware: genieo, and bundlore. I had Sophos clean them.
Problems detailed above persist.
Doing a TimeMachine backup now (260 days since last backup, groan).
I did a backup, format, install, restore (I guess that’s a nuke and pave).
So far all websites are working. I removed Flash. There are a couple of system extensions that I haven’t enabled yet. I think at least one is a virtual serial port for my GF’s cutter/scanner.
Thanks everyone for the input. Hopefully this resolves whatever it was.
@JohnAtl if you restore data right after the OS install with a migration assistant, it’s NOT a nuke and pave. To Nuke and Pave, you need to install the OS, then install each apps from the apple store or with the installer, then copy your data from a backup selectively, meaning you don’t copy the whole user/library folder or something like that. Its certainly a pain to do compared to just restoring from a TM backup but you are sure to start fresh and not bring the bug that got you in the first place. Although, if your backup is 260 days old, probably not;-) If restoring from you TM worked, that’s even better, but if you ever find the need to really do a Nuke and Pave, now you’ll know:-)