iChat Virus (New to Macs, Plz Help)

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by likuidm5, Feb 3, 2010.

  1. likuidm5 macrumors newbie

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    Alright, so I've got a virus on my new iMac, running OS 10.6.2.

    I use iChat daily and my friend just told me I've been sending out the following IMs involuntarily:

    Hey, don't tell too many people but http://freebestbuycash.uk.mn is giving away $500 gift cards for holidays. It's REAL! I would hurry I think offer is ending soon. bbl [sent using www.radiusIM.com]

    Anybody know how I can identify and nuke this "virus" ?
     
  2. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    Do you use an AIM messenger username or an iChat username? Most likely its your AIM username thats been hijacked. I doubt very much there is anything on your computer but try http://www.clamxav.com/
     
  3. likuidm5 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I use an AIM username on iChat .. Will try that virus scanner, thx
     
  4. likuidm5 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've changed my AIM, email and Facebook passwords just to be safe, but it looks like I do have some kind of a "virus" ... ClamXav just identified the following infection:

    HTML.Phishing.Bank-1223
     
  5. Airforcekid macrumors 65816

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    You would have had to enter your password for any virus 99 percent sure your online account was hijacked try changing your password if there was a virus it will be all over these forums
     
  6. Airforcekid macrumors 65816

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    Thats not a virus maybe trojan use torrents or P2P apps? Thats the only way to get one.
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Just to clarify, there are no viruses that run on current Mac OS X. That's a trojan, which is something you would have had to download and install.

    Airforcekid, I like your signature! But don't you mean "whine" instead of "wine"?
     
  8. likuidm5 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    After the scan completed, I loaded the file in my finder (I didn't open it) and saw it was a spam (phishing) email message .... I didn't click the link in the message, but somehow I got infected.

    Suggestions?
     
  9. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    The IM indicates that it was sent via "www.radiusIM.com", not via iChat on your Mac.

    If someone hacked your IM username/password, they could easily use a web service like radiusIM.com or meebo.com to send out IMs in your name.

    I mean, it could be a red herring, but if there really was a Mac trojan out there doing this, you wouldn't be the only one in MacRumors with it.
     
  10. frenetic macrumors regular

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    You have no virus, just an email pretending to be from your bank. And your IM account is hijacked.
     
  11. 1to3ate9 macrumors newbie

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    I just got the same problem today... now i cant sign in on that sn... i had to get a new screen name! i've had mine since 2002... i wanted to cry :( so youre not alone! :) if there's something i can do to resolve this issue, please let me know. THANKS
     
  12. EssentialParado macrumors 65816

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    Did you try the password recovery, where they send it to your email address?
     
  13. 1to3ate9 macrumors newbie

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    yea, my password isn't the problem cause I can sign in onto aim.com - i already changed my password twice, but when I try to sign on with ichat or aim, it won't let me in
     

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