Bewster's Millions - BEWARE OF THE MAC VIRUS!!!

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  1. ladyjanex50 macrumors newbie

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    I just got a brand new MBP today. I tried connecting to the internet and this "BEWSTERS MILLIONS" popped as a wireless connection. I don't know a brewster or anything. idk what it was, but i think its a virus.
     
  2. Aranince macrumors 65816

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    its probably the name of your neighbor's wireless network. Viruses wouldn't appear in the wireless network list.
     
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    BEWARE OF LOOTIE AND NETGEAR! They'll fux0rz you up yo!

    But really, if you are seriously worried, and you should always protect yourself I say, then you could buy an anti-virus for your mac. They do sell them and they're easy to install.
     
  4. ebouwman macrumors 6502a

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    You can sometimes catch wireless connections from a ways off...
     
  5. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    John Candy and Richard Prior and the programmers responsible for that virus :mad:!
     
  6. TimJim macrumors 6502a

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    i'll bet you that its not a virus just another wireless conection near you.
     
  7. Episteme macrumors regular

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    Indeed. I've got all sorts of creatively named APs near me, including "Fatty Owls" (itself a Fawlty Towers reference.)

    You can call your AP anything, so why would "Brewster's Millions" be especially likely to be a virus? And specifically a Mac virus?

    Of course, one should just go connecting to random unknown APs, but...
     
  8. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    "Farty Towels" was my favourite.
     
  9. Episteme macrumors regular

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    "Flowery Tw*ts" is mine :)
     
  10. ladyjanex50 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    none of my neighbors r named brewster
     
  11. aaron.lee2006 macrumors 65816

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    Macs can't get viruses so why are you worrying?
    Also a wireless network in your airport menu is harmless.
     
  12. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    That doesn't mean anything...they can name their network whatever they want.
     
  13. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    My real name isn't flopticalcube. It's just what he calls the network. You can choose just about anything.
     
  14. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    Maybe they just like the movie? The pop-up list under the Airport menu icon shows discovered access points' SSID (the name of the wireless network). Not something to worry about.

    If you don't want your network to show up (like this one), you can configure your base station to hide the SSID. When hidden, it won't show up on the Airport Menu until after you specify it under "Other...".

    It won't show up on other computers wireless list, either.
     
  15. theLimit macrumors 6502a

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    As everyone has already said, it's just the name lof a nearby wireless network. I'm not really a Transformer, but my network is named cybertron and my media server is elita-one. Just seemed a little bit nicer than yet another linksys or belkin or dlink or netgear clogging up the airwaves.:p
     
  16. iToaster macrumors 68000

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    Despite my very boring network name, I have seen some VERY interesting networks that I can't say the names of on this site, but they were certainly very funny to see in the airport menu... along with all those "linksys" named networks. Has anyone ever seen those? ("linksys," "linksys-SES," etc). But despite the networks aren't viruses thing, I have seen networks screw with my MB before.
     
  17. boobooq88 macrumors regular

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    I'm sure it's just another network. I do believe that N enabled wifi has a larger connection radius so maybe that is why it never was there before
     
  18. Kamera RAWr macrumors 65816

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    You shouldn't throw the "Virus" word around so carelessly. As everyone else has already mentioned, its very likely just the name of a network. Travelling around I've seen many different names. People can choose whatever they like :rolleyes:
     
  19. hawaiian macrumors member

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    Maybe the term "brewster" is a reference to beer? Or some other occupation/hobby/interest involving brewing?
     
  20. e12a macrumors 68000

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    whats with the CAPS in the title?

    Jeez, it wasnt even close to a virus. :rolleyes:
     
  21. Episteme macrumors regular

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    heh

    could just be a tribute to the late Richard Pryor -- or perhaps he's the ghost in the machine? ;)
     
  22. someguy macrumors 68020

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    Are you kidding me? The OP said none of his/her neighbors are named "brewster"! That only leaves one other logical explanation!

    "sum1 iz haxx0rd teh MACs!!11"


    Newbies... :rolleyes:
     
  23. e12a macrumors 68000

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    no kidding. At home I saw this network called "office" listed under my wireless APs...i was totally freaked out, because i lived in a residential area, it's impossible to have an office here. I immediately thought it was a virus, implanting itself in my WAP list, trying to make me think it was a download for the popular NBC show "The Office". :p
     
  24. someguy macrumors 68020

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    So that's what it feels like to have milk shoot out of your nose.

    That was funny. :D
     
  25. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    I think we're done here...we've established that it's not a virus.
     
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