virus type popup

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by youngestchild, Nov 30, 2006.

  1. youngestchild macrumors regular

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    #1
    hey, i've had a pop come up. it closed down firefox and asked me to install software... as i was just about to click something on the page as it closed i think i may have accidentally clicked the popup and another website opened up... now sometimes when i open a website this "winantispyware" page comes up instead... i've searched for this and all i'm getting is that its a windows virus and ways of getting it of a M$ machine... like this:
    http://www.symantec.com/security_response/writeup.jsp?docid=2006-030709-2859-99

    for the brave, here is a link that popped up in firefox when i tried to connect to macrumors the first time...

    http://www.amaena.com/securityworm81/?p=4&ax=1&ex=1&h=10&mpt=[CACHEBUSTER]&aid=sonearby&lid=sw3

    little help? :(
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Have you restarted Firefox (and maybe the machine) since this happened? Have you deleted your history, cache and whatnot? Does this thread cover what you were experiencing? :)
     
  3. youngestchild thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks. (i did actually search the forum before starting a new thread, nothing showed up)... but it happens on other websites too.... i restarted firefox and have it set to delete cache on closing... will manually delete all history etc.
     
  4. tominated macrumors 68000

    tominated

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