Macbook at risk?

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

  1. MacBookAdobe macrumors newbie

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    Jun 12, 2015
    #1
    Hello,

    I downloaded a simple youtube video using clipconverter.cc.

    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 603

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    Oct 24, 2013
    #2
    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

    maflynn

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    Boston
    #3
    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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