Did i get a virus?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Shadylane315, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. Shadylane315 macrumors regular

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    Sep 7, 2006
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    hey guys i'm wondering if I got a virus or something through this website. It asked me to download this binary file and nothing happened. Where do i go to get rid of where this file installed itself?

    http://onlyhotvideos.com/video/Smallville_Season_8_Episode_14

    I have time machine but really don't want to do a time machine restore just for one file. Any good internet scanners for this type of thing?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

    Joined:
    May 16, 2008
    #2
    You may not be aware that this question, like many others, has already been discussed quite a bit (beat to death, actually!) Using MRoogle to search the forums before you post will frequently reveal threads related to your question that the standard forum search misses, and will help you avoid posting repetitive threads. Here are some of the dozens of threads on this topic, filled with opinions and recommendations:
    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&q=virus+site:forums.macrumors.com&as_qdr=y&btnG=Search

    One thread that you may find particularly helpful is this one: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=7066120

    By the way, the file you downloaded is a codec file, which can't install on your Mac unless you actively install it and enter your administrator password. Look in your Downloads folder and move it to the Trash.
     

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