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

doxavita

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jul 6, 2010
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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.

Thanks.
 

TheBritishBloke

macrumors 68030
Jul 21, 2009
2,532
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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.
 
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gnasher729

macrumors P6
Nov 25, 2005
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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?

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.
 
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doxavita

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jul 6, 2010
611
2
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.

Ok, it's great to hear that. Thx
 
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