iChat Infected?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by leftywamumonkey, Jan 18, 2011.

  1. leftywamumonkey macrumors 6502a

    leftywamumonkey

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    #1
    Hey guys, I wanted to share my concern and ask how I may be able to resolve this problem.

    Recently, my @mac AIM account has been distributing links to my buddies. I think this happened after I clicked a link someone sent to me, when they were infected.

    I have having my account send out links and people asking me what the link is when I haven't sent anything to them.

    So my questions are:
    Am I really infected?
    If so, how do I resolve this problem?

    Thanks any help would be nice.
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Have you changed your password to your AIM account already? The most likely scenario is that someone hacked the password to it.
    And as far as infections go, you either have to enter your password to your Mac OS X account to install malware or you are not infected.

     
  3. leftywamumonkey thread starter macrumors 6502a

    leftywamumonkey

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    This may sound dumb, but, I'm unable to change my password when I go to account information in iChat.

    I do believe that something did happen to my iChat and the peace of mind of knowing my iChat is 'clean' would be priceless.
     
  4. Mal macrumors 603

    Mal

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    Not iChat. You use either AIM or MobileMe, right? Change those passwords (you know, via an actual website?).

    Just looked back at your first post, you're using a .Mac email address. Go to Me.com, log in, change your password. Done. No more problems.

    There is nothing on your computer. No one has hacked it, you do not have a virus. Someone is using your AIM account from another computer to do this.

    jW
     

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