iCloud virus?

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by lazypoet, Nov 23, 2016.

  1. lazypoet macrumors regular

    lazypoet

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    So I got an ad in my CALENDAR app. Is this normal?
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    I forgot to circle it with red. It's the 19.99$ -event on the 21 of november
     

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  2. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    An advertising pop-up is not a virus. You might want to download Malwarebytes to handle such things.
     
  3. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

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    Although I'm not absolutely sure, I would be suspicious that this ad is part of a calendar to which you've subscribed.
     
  4. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    It's a spam thing that had gone around. I don't know the origins of it but I got it and there have been several reports on this forum of the same message.
     
  5. thomasareed macrumors member

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    macOS tries to be helpful when it sees what looks like an event in your e-mail, and will show it as something that can be added to the calendar. That's probably something that is in a spam message that you haven't deleted or moved to the spam folder. Decline it.
     
  6. lazypoet thread starter macrumors regular

    lazypoet

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    It's from my icloud mail account that i've never used :)
     
  7. lazypoet thread starter macrumors regular

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    The nightmare continues with Black Friday ads popping up on several days...
     

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  9. steve23094 macrumors 68000

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    That's unlikely to help. It sounds like the calendar spammers have gotten hold of the OP's email address. When you first get one of these invites if you decline the event (as opposed to using the junk calendar workaround) the sender gets the decline message so they know they have a live account on the other end. Reading the other threads I see this is precisely what has happened to other people, once they declined they were inundated. Hopefully Apple gets on top of it soon, it appears to be a new and growing problem.
     
  10. craig1024 macrumors regular

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    Its calendar spam I got around it by disable iCloud Calendar sync and syncing my calendar over gmail instead don't decline it or they know that your account is active
     
  11. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

    T'hain Esh Kelch

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    Time to read the thread where correct solutions are already posted!
     
  12. Lappen71 macrumors regular

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    Here is the solution. Found in one of the comments.
    https://9to5mac.com/2016/11/09/icloud-photo-sharing-and-calendar-spam/
     
  13. StayPuft Suspended

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    Ah, gotcha. That's annoying.


    Apparently. :oops:
     

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