Malware link clicked

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Patrick82, Nov 13, 2010.

  1. Patrick82 macrumors newbie

    Nov 13, 2010
    Hi Everybody,

    This is my first time posting and I must admit it's under rather foolish circumstances. Last night I received a legit looking email from amazon about a cancelled order. Of course, I had just placed an order so thought nothing of clicking the link attached. Yes, this was a stupid mistake, which I realized when the link directed me to some Canadian Rx company selling Viagra. I closed the page, deleted the email, and installed a trial version of Bitdefender to run, just incase. I didn't enter any personal information at all but have read the sites can install a trojan to steal information. I am currently using my iPad afraid to touch the mbp. I did change my email and amazon passwords using the iPad. Does anyone have any thoughts or advice? How worried should I be about using the mbp? Thanks in advance!
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    If you have Java disabled in your browser and have not entered your password, you should be safe. Maybe the above link can alleviate some concerns.
  3. Patrick82 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 13, 2010

    Thanks for the quick reply. I do have java enabled I believe but did not input my admin password when directed to the site. Also, Bitdefender came back with no infections.
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Sites don't install trojans; you do. A trojan can't download and install itself, like a virus can. It requires the user to do that. You're perfectly safe. A redirection to another site isn't the result of malware. It's simply a redirect. Reading the link that spinnerlys posted will be very helpful. You don't need Bitdefender or any other antivirus software on your Mac.

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