Is my Mac infected?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by marty1990, Jul 11, 2013.

  1. marty1990 macrumors 6502

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    #1
    A friend sent me a link to a forum known as hackforums.net. I went to open it and my anti virus came up with this:

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    I use VirusBarrier X6, though I haven't updated it in a while. Anyway, I couldn't get on the site, so figured it must be a dodgy site. I pasted the link into Webutation and Norton Safe Web, and each time I did that same warning appeared. I 'ignored' the warnings on Webutation etc., and each of the sites came back as being clean.

    Now I'm a bit paranoid in case something has accessed my computer, as I have a lot of important files on here.

    Also, is that site a bad site? I probably should have assumed it was with the URL :/

    What's the deal? Is it a proper warning, or is it likely the site was safe? I have no idea what he was attempting to show me, because I haven't touched the link after the warning.
     
  2. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 601

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    #2
    Then store those files/folders on encrypted disk images.
     
  3. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    #3
    To start, its a hackers website, so one should expect the potential for unsavory things on it, whether one downloads anything or not. Merely loading a page can have malicious things occur.

    If you heeded the warning and did not visit the page, you should be alright.

    In the mean time, this page may be a worthwhile read.

    Mac Virus/Malware Info
     

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