Anti Virus pop Up

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by golfing bob, May 18, 2011.

  1. golfing bob macrumors member

    Mar 23, 2011
    Has anyone had this happen? last night while surfing the internet a pop up appeared saying my computer was infected with trojans and viruses. It showed a program to download on my Mac to fix. I did not click the download button. Was this legit?
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    Anything in your browser is just an animation, not an actual virus scan. It's a scam trying to steal your money, definitely wise choice not clicking on it. There aren't currently viruses for Mac anyhow, so your best defense is common sense while browsing. If a site looks pretty sketchy, it would probably be best to leave it
  3. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    READ THE FIRST PART (called MacDefender or MacSecurity or MacProtector installation package) OF THE FOLLOWING FAQ:
    Mac Virus/Malware Info by GGJstudios
    There are currently no viruses for Mac OS X in public circulation, only a handful of trojans and other malware, which have to be installed manually via entering the administrator password.
    The only anti-virus you need to protect your Mac is education and common sense.
  4. -aggie- macrumors P6


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.
  5. golfing bob thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 23, 2011

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