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Old May 5, 2011, 01:54 PM   #1
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Good try internet, my iPad has a virus? (pic)

So a few minutes ago I was googling some images and when I clicked on this specific one, the image loaded but it then quickly re-directed me to another site which warned me that I might have an infected PC and that its going to run a scan to find the problem.

I just wanted to share the screenshot.

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Old May 5, 2011, 01:58 PM   #2
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So a few minutes ago I was googling some images and when I clicked on this specific one, the image loaded but it then quickly re-directed me to another site which warned me that I might have an infected PC and that its going to run a scan to find the problem.

I just wanted to share the screenshot.

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looks to me that its just a random push notification from either an app for
a website. Nothing to worry about I don't think, looks like some form of advertisement : )
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Old May 5, 2011, 01:58 PM   #3
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Happens quite often. They just want to sucker in as many people as possible, no point doing user agent checks; why not try to convince a mac user that they have a virus if they're willing to pay up? :P
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Old May 5, 2011, 02:10 PM   #4
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Start using OpenDns block adware you shouldnt see anything like that again its just an ad unless your jailbroken all ios apps are sandboxed from each other and a virus would not be able to work and 2 a scanner cant scan your ipad unless jailbroken. (Even if your jailbroken there is less than a 0.0000000000001 perent chane of getting a virus if there ever will be one.
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Old May 5, 2011, 02:13 PM   #5
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I'm not worried about this pop-up. I switched to only Macs in my home about 5 years ago and even though I haven't had anything like this in 5 years, it was a nice reminder this morning of what I haven't had to deal with (knocks on wood) in such a long time.

If I would have had a PC and had gotten this pop-up, I would have been running Norton Anti-Virus Scanner by now, but since I own a Mac and this happened on my iPad, I just carried on.

Airforcekid, I'm not jailbroken and I actually just updated my iPad this morning to iOS 4.3.3
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Old May 5, 2011, 10:06 PM   #6
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LOL

The really funny thing is that there's someone over on the help forum who's actually worried about this. I couldn't figure out what they meant happened exactly, the picture helps a lot.
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Old May 5, 2011, 10:39 PM   #7
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I got that the other day too, thought it was really funny.

On mine it showed animation for scanning my C drive, which was also highly comical.
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I got that the other day too, thought it was really funny.

On mine it showed animation for scanning my C drive, which was also highly comical.
I've gotten that several times. :P
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Old May 6, 2011, 10:35 AM   #9
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That's a fake virus message designed to dupe an unknowing person into buying some fake security software.
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Old May 6, 2011, 10:46 AM   #10
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That's a fake virus message designed to dupe an unknowing person into buying some fake security software.
I love how many people in this thread think the OP doesn't realize this.
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Old May 6, 2011, 11:01 AM   #11
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I love when I get the random Windows pop up that says I have a virus, but I'm working in OSX. Makes me wish these dirty evil companies were at least paying attention.

Can't imagine how many things they sell to old ladies who love cats...
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Old May 6, 2011, 11:23 AM   #12
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I love how many people in this thread think the OP doesn't realize this.
Thank you for realizing that, I am fully aware that this is a scam made for PC users who don't realize this is a scam, especially since I got this pop up on my iPad and thats why I chose to labeled my post "Good try Internet" (I was trying to be a little comical).

The point of my post and screenshot was just a sign of relief of things that I haven't had to deal with since I switched to only Mac OS X and iOS devices in my home and it brought back some unpleasant memories.
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Old May 6, 2011, 01:23 PM   #13
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It's not a virus. It's not any kind of malware. It's obvious that it's scareware, since it says "Windows security has found critical process activity on your PC..." For more information, read the information on scareware in this link: Mac Virus/Malware Info
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It's not a virus. It's not any kind of malware. It's obvious that it's scareware, since it says "Windows security has found critical process activity on your PC..." For more information, read the information on scareware in this link: Mac Virus/Malware Info
Did you read my last post that is right above yours?
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Did you read my last post that is right above yours?
Yes, I did. I posted that for the benefit of others who might read this thread.
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Yes, I did. I posted that for the benefit of others who might read this thread.
Because nobody else had done that yet.

This whole thread is hilarious.
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Because nobody else had done that yet.
So you're suggesting that because one person responds to a thread, no one else should?
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http://www.pcworld.com/article/22735..._malware.html/

Attackers Using Google Image Search to Distribute Malware
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