My new Mac experience just went up about 50 points...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by VoodooDaddy, Jun 9, 2006.

  1. VoodooDaddy macrumors 65816

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    My change over to Mac has been kinda rocky up to this point. Just things havent gone as smoothly as I thought. Ive been migrating files over from my pc by burning dvds on the pc. I was down to just my music folder (30+gig) which I was going to transfer over via networking through my router. I turn on the pc today and find I had some kind of trojan or something, a web browser hijacker and some bogus spyware software that I couldnt get rid of. Just spent the last 45 min online figuring out how to eliminate all this garbage.

    Apparently what I think happened was I had turned off my anti virus and my firewall app prior to connecting the pc back to the router. I didnt want the firewall blocking my attempt to access the pc, which it would have unless I changed some settings. Well, whatever I had must have been lurking underneath the surface, waiting for a chance to do its thing when I wasnt protected.

    This was the first time in 10yrs Ive has any kind of virus/trojan/malware on my pcs. Guess I dont have to worry about that **** anymore.
     
  2. haiggy macrumors 65816

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    Glad you fixed it and never have to deal with it again. Have fun with your new Mac :D
     

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