My Mac has a virus!?!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bootis, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. bootis macrumors newbie

    Sep 16, 2008
    I always heard and assumed macs don't have problems with viruses. I am going out of my mind here finding any reference or soultion to my problem:
    Whenever I check my yahoo mail (I use firefox), I am automatically sent to some spam site, usually, or others. it's not a popup, it just sends me there. I downloaded mac scan, and it said it found 1 spyware. So i deleted it, but the same thing keeps happening! And I seem to be the ONLY person on the net who uses a Mac and has this problem. I don't know what to do! :confused: If anyone has any suggestions, I will be very greatfull
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus


    Mar 7, 2007
    Have you installed anything recently? Quicktime codecs maybe?
  3. NT1440 macrumors G4


    May 18, 2008
    if that app u used gives you a location for said spyware, id check it out myself and see if any files are sitting around.
  4. bootis thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 16, 2008
    Firefox was the last thing I installed, several months ago, but this problem has been happening for a few months now also, though I don't know it it started at the same time.
  5. sallywon macrumors newbie

    Aug 6, 2008
    Mac has a virus

    Remove your Firefox completely and download new version of that and reinstall it, I think your problem would be solve.:D

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