My .Mac Account and VIRUSES! HELP! PLEASE!

LimeiBook86

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I have a .Mac account, I love it the bad thing is that I have been recieving emails from various address that I do not recondnize! The emails have PC viruses! I have been recieving PC viruses through my .Mac account, but Norton Anti-Virus (which is built into Apple's .mac servers) detects the PC virus and destroyes it. I have no idea who these email addresses belong to. Since I am a Mac user I am imune to these PC Viruses (at least thats what I thuink), the wierd thing is why would a PC hacker send a PC virus to a .Mac account? Isn't it kind of obvious? Well I dont know what to do! Should I contact Apple? This has happend 3 or 4 times, I have documented the emails by saving the letter or taking a screenshot of the screen. The virus is calles something like "Win32 Klez H@mm" I can't remeber the name correctly, but I have it saved on my other mac. The thing is I'm shocked! How did these person(s) get my address? And how can I make them stop sending me email? The sender address of the message is always different and so is the subject, i really need help here! I don't know what to do, can Apple help, I hope the PC people don't send me a Mac Virus otherwise I don't know what I would do, I really need help! Please!! :( Sorry for the bad speling but I need help QUICK!
 

Choppaface

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don't worry...most of these are likely sent by mail servers infected with viruses... and they prolly only have your email address because it's floating around on a few lists like all of ours. nothing to worry about really

and doesnt .mac use virex and not NAV?
 
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LimeiBook86

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oh....

You can download Virex for Mac OS X but the .Mac mail i guess is disinfected by some Norton program (i ont know if it is anti-virus) here is the screen shot:

Please look at the message, maybe it will help you understand what is happening
 
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j763

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i wasn't aware that .mac had any kind of server-based virus protection (then again, i wouldn't if they did -- i don't pay for crap like .mac).

Anyways, if you have a Virex question -- anything whatsoever, and you're a .Mac subscriber, fire off an email to support@pica.com.au w/your .Mac username. They should be able to help you.

Keep in mind that macs are pretty immune to viruses -- there are 170 known Mac viruses and there are over 85,000 known PC viruses. you do the math :)
 
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j763

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there's no danger to you whatsoever. just let your pc friend know (s)he has got a virus and needs to clean their system. until they do that, you can't get the attachment (unless you use a non-.mac acct)
 
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LimeiBook86

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Originally posted by j763
there's no danger to you whatsoever. just let your pc friend know (s)he has got a virus and needs to clean their system. until they do that, you can't get the attachment (unless you use a non-.mac acct)
I don't know any of these people who keep sending me these e-mails, thats the problem, the address changes all the time, I can't even use Mail's "Bounce" feature (thats what it's called right?) Oh well I guess its no biggy... thanks for all of your help guys I really apreciate it (DAM!? How do you spell that word, aprechi.... apricheat....apreciate?) oh well...
:D ;) :p
 
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brogers

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Re: My .Mac Account and VIRUSES! HELP! PLEASE!

Originally posted by LimeiBook86
I have a .Mac account, I love it the bad thing is that I have been recieving emails from various address that I do not recondnize! The emails have PC viruses! I have been recieving PC viruses through my .Mac account, but Norton Anti-Virus (which is built into Apple's .mac servers) detects the PC virus and destroyes it. I have no idea who these email addresses belong to. Since I am a Mac user I am imune to these PC Viruses (at least thats what I thuink), the wierd thing is why would a PC hacker send a PC virus to a .Mac account? Isn't it kind of obvious? Well I dont know what to do! Should I contact Apple? This has happend 3 or 4 times, I have documented the emails by saving the letter or taking a screenshot of the screen. The virus is calles something like "Win32 Klez H@mm" I can't remeber the name correctly, but I have it saved on my other mac. The thing is I'm shocked! How did these person(s) get my address? And how can I make them stop sending me email? The sender address of the message is always different and so is the subject, i really need help here! I don't know what to do, can Apple help, I hope the PC people don't send me a Mac Virus otherwise I don't know what I would do, I really need help! Please!! :( Sorry for the bad speling but I need help QUICK!

Same here. Has been happening for about 2 weeks now. Norton detects the virus and rids the attachment, but I am a little nervous about it. I have Virex and it always gives me a clean bill of health when I run it. I don't know these people either and I have tried a reply, but nothing seems to work.
 
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LimeiBook86

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good...

Well it's good to know that it's not just me, I was a little worried there for a second but now I am calmed down :D
 
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