Macbook at risk?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MacBookAdobe, Jun 12, 2015.

  1. MacBookAdobe macrumors newbie

    Jun 12, 2015

    I downloaded a simple youtube video using

    After seeing reviews about this being a dangerous site, I'm not sure if I have downloaded a virus on my mac, all I got was the video that downloaded. Could there be a file hiding somewhere?

    Any thoughts?
  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    There are no known mac viruses currently in the wild, you could have picked up some adware, download adware medic and run a scan. Download avast antivirus if you are still worried but if you are gonna react like this every time you click on a site with bad reviews you are going to spend a lot of time worrying.
  3. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Malware exists, viruses for OSX do not - at least for the moment. There are risks to to visiting sites with those warnings,

    ClamXav is the free version of ClamAV and its a good free antivirus app to scan your system and make sure there's no malware.

    The best malware application out there is your brain - if you see those sort of warnings, then close out safari and don't go any further.

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