Mac OS X Spyware

Discussion in 'macOS' started by xy14, Dec 30, 2005.

  1. xy14 macrumors 6502

    xy14

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    #1
    Ok, so I'm looking up stuff on Newzbin, then close the window because I couldn't find what I want. I then open iChat, and all of the sudden I get a window that says 'Download free xxx vids' with people f***ing. What the hell? Someone please tell me I was subconsciously just looking at porn. Please!!

    EDIT: ANOTHER ONE!!!
     
  2. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

    grapes911

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    #2
    Was is a webpage pop-up/under?

    Or was is an iChat message?
     
  3. xy14 thread starter macrumors 6502

    xy14

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    I think it was through Safari and it was a pop-under.
     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    #4
    That's weird...Newzbin doesn't even have ads inline, does it? Hmmm... :( But I still tend to doubt you have adware. It's possible. But no one else has ever gotten any, so I just doubt it a little that you are the first.
     
  5. FadeToBlack macrumors 68000

    FadeToBlack

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    Yeah, I very seriously doubt you have adware. I very rarely even get a pop-under on OS X.
     
  6. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

    Chaszmyr

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    Next time such a window pops up (if it happens again), click on the Windows and see if that makes Safari the selected program. I'm sure it will, and that will serve as proof that you dont have adware.
     
  7. gekko513 macrumors 603

    gekko513

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    Will it really be proof? I imagine that adware could tell Safari to open a page for it.
     

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