Dangerous Website???!!!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by JavaWizKid, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. JavaWizKid macrumors 6502a

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    I was browsing the web and managed to stumble across this site: Click at your own risk!
    I'm using a Mac so hopefully whatever it did didn't affect my Mac. However, when viruses run designed for Windows, do they install rubbish around the OS X system? I don't want junk to build up on my Macs HD. Thanks.
     
  2. John Doe 57 macrumors 65816

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    Happens to me all the time! Don't worry about it bro. Although I would stay a way from sites like that.
     
  3. JavaWizKid thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Will it have created any files on my Macs HD?
     
  4. John Doe 57 macrumors 65816

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    I don't think so. Although if Safari ever acts up, do this:

    1. Download OnyX (a free maintenance utility).

    2. Open OnyX and Click Cancel on these two Alert Panels:
    -Cancel the S.M.A.R.T. Box
    -Cancel the Startup Volume Box

    3. Enter your Password

    4. Click on the Cleaning Tab

    5. In each tab, execute the command. Check all the boxes in each tab. When its finished in that tab, it will ask you to reboot. Say NO. Go on to the next tab and repeat until all tabs are done. THEN REBOOT.
     
  5. JavaWizKid thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The website may be a prank though. However it did make Safari download setup.exe
    Suspicious...
     
  6. John Doe 57 macrumors 65816

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    Delete that exe file.
     
  7. JavaWizKid thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I have but I'm wondering if the actual website did anything. Is there a way to look at its code without opening it?
     
  8. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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    It did? Firefox didn't download anything from that site when I opened it. Interesting.
     
  9. JavaWizKid thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  10. JavaWizKid thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Just tried it in my Windows VM and guess what? ITS REAL! :O
    I don't need a reinstall do I lol? I'm too used to Windows.
     
  11. JavaWizKid thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Good news! I looked through all the code, html, css, javascript etc and found that all it does is download an exe which my Mac is immune to!
     
  12. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Yeah, the site itself is just a ruse to make you think you need to download the malware it's trying to distribute. And it resized my browser window. :mad:
     
  13. JavaWizKid thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I really HATE websites like that, what's the need... I hope you didn't test it on Windows :p
     
  14. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    I think the point of malware is that there is no need.
     
  15. jonbravo77 macrumors 6502a

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    That's pretty funny. I really liked the download of the .exe file, nice touch... :)
     

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