HELP got a message saying I might have a virus

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by C00KiE, Aug 16, 2008.

  1. C00KiE macrumors member

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    This happened about 10mins ago I was on myspace then suddenly another screen popped up also I got a pop up window saying it is highly recommended that I download this virus detector (forgot the name). I got scared so I started closing the other screen that popped up. Then the virus detector was going to download but I stopped it. Could I have a virus??? If so how did this happen?
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Ignore it. It's just a web-popup advert. It's not scanned your computer or anything similar. Don't fall for their scam.
     
  3. netdog macrumors 603

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    $10 says it's offering a Windows .exe file for download to check. It's just an ad in all likelihood.
     
  4. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    It is just typical Windows BS
    Don't fall for it

    Besides, there are no viruses for the Mac

    Relax and enjoy the OSX experience

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  5. miniConvert macrumors 68040

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  6. C00KiE thread starter macrumors member

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    OK GOOD! thats good to know. Thanks for the info
     
  7. MisterEd macrumors 6502

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    Also, just to put this out there..

    Those Pop-up messages saying you've won $100,000...

    They aren't true either :(







    :p
     
  8. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    But, but, the guy in Nigeria said my check was in the mail :confused:

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  9. Julien macrumors G3

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    When selling a car a few years ago (when the Legos scam was new) I actualy recived a "cashiers" check by Fed-Ex from a Nigerian scamer. Of course I wasn't about to send the deference without first confirming and cashing the check.
     
  10. MorzillA macrumors 6502

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    :eek: dam, so the check cleared right!? I would cash that check the minute I opened it!!! ________(verb) it, it's free cash! ( xD
     
  11. Julien macrumors G3

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    How does a forged check clear or equal free cash? You live in the US and don't know about Nigerian internet scams? :confused:
     
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