MBP hacked? Or just Netflix…?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by nicknicknickh, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. nicknicknickh macrumors regular

    Jun 5, 2011
    So I got logged out of Netflix a few minutes ago and can't seem to login. I feel like I may have a virus or something of the sorts. I've been to a few websites which may not be quit safe.. but did not download anything.

    Can someone here try to login into Netflix and tell me if it works.
    I'm hoping you can't, meaning I have not received a virus and that Netflix has messed up.
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    You don't have a virus and your Mac hasn't been hacked. Macs are not immune to malware, but no true viruses exist in the wild that can run on Mac OS X, and there never have been any since it was released 10 years ago. The only malware in the wild that can affect Mac OS X is a handful of trojans, which can be easily avoided with some basic education, common sense and care in what software you install. Also, Mac OS X Snow Leopard and Lion have anti-malware protection built in, further reducing the need for 3rd party antivirus apps.
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