Adware?? help!!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by krogers34, Nov 10, 2008.

  1. krogers34 macrumors member

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    I just installed this poker website my friend was telling me about and i think it gave me adware or something. whenever i accidently type in a url and instead of .com i accidently put in .cm it takes me to different ad type websites, one is a viral video site and another is an online dating thing, i am running a virus scan now but so far nothing. Any help is appreciated. thanks
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    You installed a website? What do you mean by this, or how did you do it?

    There's a very small chance that your computer has a virus. The behavior you describe isn't exactly abnormal, either. For example, if I type in Google.cm, I'm taken to a singles dating site (.cm is a valid top level domain assigned to the country of Cameroon in Africa).
     
  3. krogers34 thread starter macrumors member

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  4. emt1 macrumors 65816

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    where do these people come from, seriously? "installed a website" "poker" ".cm"

    wtf?
     

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