mac virus?

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by krossfyter, Mar 3, 2003.

  1. krossfyter macrumors 601

    krossfyter

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    #1
    a friend of mine is running os9 on her work puter.

    she got a virus the other day.

    she doesnt get on the net there... hasnt been on for abouta month and a half... no email... nothing external hooked up to it, no disk, no floppy, no network.. NOTHING... just the mac and her.

    i was like "what the hell"

    she still got a virus.

    she says as follows:
    " it made all my programs fail and crash and then it wouldnt open them.. it even crashed norton. It installed a lost and found folder on my harddrive and some funky thing in the prefs folder that started with the word panic and was followed by alot of code. It f**ked up everything, but i deleted those files and disk doctored the computer and its working fine again "



    any clue what this was guys? i just want to know... for future note.
     
  2. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

    rainman::|:|

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    generally when these things happen, it's a string of system errors and crashes that's misinterpreted. tho it's possible she had a virus, and a new/good one at that, so new even symantec hasn't cought it (or she didn't update virus defs)... anyway, it's something that's so rare that it's not worth worrying about. But i always liked norton for virus protection, symantec has a pretty good unit for virus treatment...

    pnw
     

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