mac anti malware "solution"

Discussion in 'macOS' started by wesleyh, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. wesleyh, Jun 17, 2011
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    wesleyh macrumors 6502

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    The now built in anti malware solution (updated daily) doesn't seem to help one bit. I've just encountered the virus today, you can check it at the link below, but I recommend you don't unless you know what you're doing to not install it. It's a variant of the same malware that was in the news a few weeks ago.

    I don't get any popup box telling me that this is malware.

    Here is the malware link: don't click it

    *link removed
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Discussions of malware are fine, but let's not link to it please :)
     
  3. simsaladimbamba

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    It is not a VIRUS.
    Mac Virus/Malware Info by GGJstudios
    There are currently no viruses for Mac OS X in public circulation, only a handful of trojans and other malware, which have to be installed manually via entering the administrator password.
    The only anti-virus you need to protect your Mac is education and common sense.

    At least it uses Growl to alarm me of all my malware, which is in the Japanese language pack of TextExpander, MS Excel, iTunes and so on. I like that. I will enter my CC data right now to get rid of this. How wonderful.
     
  4. munkery macrumors 68020

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    All anti malware solutions do not have %100 detection rates.

    What web browser do you use?

    The anti malware feature attached to file quarantine only works with the default apps that came with the Mac and a few third party apps.

    For example, Chrome does not use the feature. Are you using Chrome?
     
  5. wesleyh thread starter macrumors 6502

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