A wierd virus

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by tetapo, Dec 19, 2013.

  1. tetapo macrumors newbie

    Dec 19, 2013
    a while ago a caught a weird virus on my Macbook Air, iOS 10.7.5. A annoying pop-up shows on the left of my screen, and even more annoying add about "Past Lives" shows up everywhere on my screen with a loud music. If click on any of the pop-ups it redirects to this site.

    I would appreciate if anybody could help me here!!!

  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    You don't have a virus on your Mac, as there are none for you to encounter. Clear your browser's cache and cookies. Check to see what extensions you have installed.

    If you haven't already done so, try changing your DNS servers on your Mac and your router to OpenDNS servers. Read the "Why am I being redirected to other sites?" section of the Mac Virus/Malware Info post.

    Macs are not immune to malware, but no true viruses exist in the wild that can run on Mac OS X, and there never have been any since it was released over 12 years ago. The only malware in the wild that can affect Mac OS X is a handful of trojans, which can be easily avoided by practicing safe computing (see below). 3rd party antivirus apps are not necessary to keep a Mac malware-free, as long as a user practices safe computing, as described in the following link.
    Read the What security steps should I take? section of the Mac Virus/Malware FAQ for tips on practicing safe computing.

    When the MR Guides are back online, read the Mac Virus/Malware FAQ. Until the MR Guides are available, you can read most of the same info in the Mac Virus/Malware Info post, on which the FAQ is based.
  3. cerberusss macrumors 6502a


    Aug 25, 2013
    The Netherlands
    What about you create a new user account and start working on that one? If that helps, just delete the old account and be done with it.

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