ichat virus??

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by amdpwns, Aug 4, 2006.

  1. amdpwns macrumors newbie

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    Aug 4, 2006
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    hi ppl
    i recently was ichating with this acquiantance, and foolishly downloaded a word document
    he later on claimed he was installed a virus, and he seems to be correct in his hints
    he said that i would see the problems when i start up my computer
    and it seems to be true
    it took like much more slower to boot up mac os x

    he also tried to have me downloas this folder named "MacVirus" but i didnt

    is this just a prank, or is this a real virus?

    help would be appreciated
    i am currently using the intel mac, fyi

    thanks!

    amdpwns
    disclaimer: i am not responsible for anything that happens
     
  2. JustinX macrumors newbie

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    Daly City, CA 94015 USA
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    It is a virus. Its called the leap.a, the first real mac virus.
     
  3. plinden macrumors 68040

    plinden

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    Apr 8, 2004
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    Whoa there ... let's not jump to conclusions - iChat + download != leap.a

    If your OS is up to date you won't be affected by leap.a
    If you have an Intel Mac you won't be affected by leap.a
    If you didn't install anything you won't be affected by leap.a

    Open up Terminal and type:
    cd /tmp
    ls -la

    If you're infected by leap.a (which you won't be) there'll be a file called latestpics there.

    You could get a Word Macro virus but that only affects Word.
     

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