mylove.php? Help! :/

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by postingq, Jun 27, 2012.

  1. postingq, Jun 27, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2012

    postingq macrumors newbie

    Jun 27, 2012
    Hi Macrumors members,

    I know one should not click on suspicious links..
    but I got a mail from a friend containing no title and just one link.

    I did not read the contents of the link an clicked on it. I did bring me to a news website.

    Than later it dawned on me that this might be a virus or other attack.
    Wasn't there a mylove.php virus??

    Is the mac susceptible to it or just windows machines??
    I did search the web and the forum but there was nothing helpful to find

    What should I do?? Delete Firefox and reinstall it or format the system??
    Please Help!!:confused:
  2. TjeuV macrumors 6502

    Dec 14, 2011
    And why would you post that specific link on this topic?
  3. postingq, Jun 27, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2012

    postingq thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 27, 2012
    I did put a (dot) in so that nobody could click on it and be taken to that site.
    I put it in my post because I thought it would help to analyze it.

    edit: Just took the automatic url linking of.
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    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 over 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 by practicing safe computing (see below). Also, Mac OS X Snow Leopard and Lion have anti-malware protection built in, further reducing the need for 3rd party antivirus apps.
    1. Make sure your built-in Mac firewall is enabled in System Preferences > Security > Firewall

    2. Uncheck "Open "safe" files after downloading" in Safari > Preferences > General

    3. Disable Java in your browser (Safari, Chrome, Firefox). This will protect you from malware that exploits Java in your browser, including the recent Flashback trojan. Leave Java disabled until you visit a trusted site that requires it, then re-enable only for the duration of your visit to that site. (This is not to be confused with JavaScript, which you should leave enabled.)

    4. Change your DNS servers to OpenDNS servers by reading this.

    5. Be careful to only install software from trusted, reputable sites. Never install pirated software. If you're not sure about an app, ask in this forum before installing.

    6. Never let someone else have access to install anything on your Mac.

    7. Don't open files that you receive from unknown or untrusted sources.

    8. For added security, make sure all network, email, financial and other important passwords are long and complex, including upper and lower case letters, numbers and special characters.

    9. Always keep your Mac and application software updated. Use Software Update for your Mac software. For other software, it's safer to get updates from the developer's site or from the menu item "Check for updates", rather than installing from any notification window that pops up while you're surfing the web.
    That's all you need to do to keep your Mac completely free of any Mac OS X malware that has ever been released into the wild. You don't need any 3rd party software to keep your Mac secure.

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