Virus/Trojan

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by vernod, Apr 3, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I have an iMac running Mountain Lion OSX version 10.8.3. By mistake I clicked on a link in a fake facebook email and then clicked on a confirmation link in the website I got redirected to. My Mac did not ask me if I wanted to download a file, so not sure if a file was downloaded.

    How can I be sure I did not download a trojan? I also downloaded ClamXav from the App Store and ran it and everything seems ok. Is it worthwhile keeping ClamXav?

    Thx,
    Vern
     
  2. macrumors Core

    simsaladimbamba

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    If there is nothing in your default download folder, you have not downloaded anything, especially as ClamXav did not find anything.


    Currently there are zero viruses affecting Mac OS X in public circulation, but there are other kinds of malware existing, that can infect your Mac.
    To learn more about malware in Mac OS X and what steps can be taken to protect yourself, read the following F.A.Q.:

    In the end, it was just a link, nothing more.
     

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