GTSCAN virus? Need to know if my computer has been compromised

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by rockchick1959, Sep 17, 2010.

  1. rockchick1959 macrumors newbie

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    Hey, this is my first post so I hope I'm putting it into the correct forum. My apologies if I'm wrong.

    I have a MacBook. Today while I was on Myspace, a pop-up window and a new tab opened informing me that GTSCAN was performing a scan of my computer. This is weird because I was on my own page (shouldn't have been a phishing site) and I have my block pop-up windows option enabled. Was this a virus? How do I know if my computer was compromised in any way (such as my information or identity stuff stolen)? I don't have security stuff on my laptop because I was always told Macs don't need it and that it would actually slow up and gunk up my computer. Help?
     
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

    angelwatt

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    You're fine. There's no viruses in the wild that can infect Macs, and you would had to download something to be infected with a trojan, and install it. What you got was just a spam pop-up hoping you would click on it and buy their fake anti-virus software that likely doesn't even run on Mac. Here's some more details on GTScan.
     

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