Help!: Someone used my system to access "restricted" sites.

Discussion in 'macOS' started by doxavita, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. doxavita macrumors 6502a

    Jul 6, 2010
    Today I realized someone used my system to access porn sites in Safari. At first I panicked. So what I did was: I erased all cookies; I cleared all cache and finally cleared all history (including top sites).

    What are the chances my Mac is infected with something harmful? Are Macs (Snow Leopard) vulnerable to Trojans, Spyware/Malware or even Keyloggers?

    Your help is much appreciated.

  2. TheBritishBloke macrumors 68030


    Jul 21, 2009
    United Kingdom
    Sure... Someone else accessed those sites ^^

    But in all seriousness, the likelihood of you actually having a virus is still low. If you're that worried just google for a trusted virus scanner for Mac.
  3. doxavita thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 6, 2010
    No kidding, it wasn't me.

    Any way to tell if spyware/malware got installed?
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Read the link I posted.
  5. gnasher729 macrumors P6


    Nov 25, 2005
    There is very, very little danger as long as the user is not a complete idiot. You know who the user in question was; the fact that you know what they did proves that he or she is not the brightest spark (hope the evidence was in the Safari history and not some other evidence :eek: )

    There _are_ sites that will suggest that in order to watch their goods you need to download some Quicktime plugin. If you believe that, and then enter the administrator password and click on Ok twice even though the OS warns you, then you can catch _anything_. But if the user didn't know the administrator password, and didn't have access to your credit or debit card :eek: then there is very little danger actually.
  6. doxavita thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 6, 2010
    Ok, it's great to hear that. Thx

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