Does my mac have a virus?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by lonelypoet, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. lonelypoet macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    I got a phone call from a friend that said I had sent him an e-mail (via hotmail) at 17.41 on the 21st march. It was an email advertising new business deals (with a web link). My mother also contacted me to say the same thing. I had not been on my computer all day (neither had my wife) and certainly didn't send this email to EVERYone in my address book including senior colleagues. Can anyone shed any light? Thanks;)
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Nope. It wouldn't be a virus, only a trojan, if anything.
     
  3. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Your MSN account got hacked, change your password.
     
  4. Consultant macrumors G5

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  5. mikeinternet macrumors 6502a

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    Your email account has nothing to do with what computer you own.
     
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  7. lonelypoet thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Cheers I have re-set my password and hopefully that'll do the job. I was worried I'd have to re-install as I have a lot of my own music on logic pro (studio). Im also trying ClamXav - its a free software. Thanks for any suggestions! :rolleyes:
     
  8. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    You should reset any password that is tied to that email address, since they could have reset those using the account.
     
  9. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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    Your MSN account got phished. Change your password and read up about phishing on wikipedia.
     

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