Do I have a virus?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by 67bmer, Feb 20, 2017.

  1. 67bmer macrumors member

    Feb 27, 2011
    I got this pop up/re-direct. I am assuming this is completely bogus and closed it down immediately thinking I would never get something like this from apple! Screen Shot 2017-02-20 at 12.46.27 PM.png
  2. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    That is a scam site. As long as you didn't click on anything and simply closed the window you are very likely safe.
  3. keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    What Intell said. If you want to err on the side of caution you can run a scan through MWB for Mac and remove anything it finds. Should only take a couple of minutes:
  4. GordonGekko999, Feb 25, 2017
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2017

    GordonGekko999 macrumors 6502

    Mar 6, 2009

    Today I got a different one, google search for facebook, clicked the top result and instead of going to, redirected to a page with this:

    Microsoft Detected Security Error Due to Suspicious Activity From Your IP Address

    Similar to what is discussed about here:

    I did not download or install any programs before this happened, I closed the tab and deleted the cookie labeled I did not fill out the full address of the cookie because I don't want anyone to mistakenly visit it.

    In my experience over the years this is a rare event on my Mac, using safari and every time it never returned, I assume there is nothing to worry about but how does this thing pop up to begin with? I might have visited a sketchy site over the last couple of days because I think I misspelled a web address the other day and it took me to an alternate site, is that how it happens, through a cookie?


    On that thread the answer seems to be it is a fake javascript alert.

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