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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Pritz23, Jun 8, 2015.

  1. Pritz23 macrumors member

    Pritz23

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    What does this mean does my new macbook pro has virus or just funny business site
     

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  2. Meister Suspended

    Meister

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    There are no viruses for OS X.

    Do not push anything on that page. Close the tab.
    Clean browser history and cookies. Never visit that page again.
     
  3. Cuniac macrumors 6502a

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    That's not entirely accurate, but its probably not. It looks like it was a popup from a web site. Do what he said with the clearing of your browser and you'll probably be fine.
     
  4. Meister Suspended

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    Really?
    Source a virus for OSX, please.
     
  5. sebseb macrumors 6502

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    Yeah it's just a pop up and sometimes scam. Use other porn "cough" websites...
     
  6. Cuniac macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, any computer can get a virus if a someone really puts the time into making one. Macs don't have a lot of viruses, really very few, but some do exist. Macs are more susceptible to Malware than viruses but both are somewhat rare. As secure as Macs are it is a good idea to still use anti virus software. Apple does a grate job of protecting us from most threats but no computer is every truly safe.
     
  7. Meister Suspended

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    Nowhere does it say in that article that there is a virus for OSX.

    Provide a source for your claim! Name a Mac virus!
     
  8. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    You are going to split hairs now and say a trojan is not a virus?
     
  9. Fredn3ck macrumors newbie

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  10. Meister Suspended

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    A trojan is certainly not a virus.

    You can easily avoid trojans by simply not executing unknown files from the internet.
    That does not work with viruses.

    Again not a single virus mentioned in this link.


    That one is only a week old, but also very interesting. Good one!
     

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