Can trojans/keyloggers be installed by running from disk image?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Astroboy907, Nov 10, 2013.

  1. Astroboy907 macrumors 65816

    Astroboy907

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    #1
    I just opened a disk image from a source that I don't trust very much now. I only ran the program from the dmg mounted in the finder. Now- could any trojan or keylogger be installed if I simply ran the program from the mounted disk image, or am I just being paranoid?
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

    robbieduncan

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    Depends. Do you run as Administrator? If so then I suppose quite a lot of things could have happened. If not the damage would be more limitted
     

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