My Mac has a virus!?!

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

  1. bootis macrumors newbie

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    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 ztomy.com, 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

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    Have you installed anything recently? Quicktime codecs maybe?
     
  3. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    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

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    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

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    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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