Opened ads dmg file accidentally.. Help

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by stark4, Aug 30, 2014.

  1. stark4 macrumors 6502

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    I have dmg file from ads website in download folder and i accidentally opened the file. It mounted on my desktop like any other software installs. I unmounted it right away.

    So my question now is what can really happen if the dmg file is really nasty ads or virus? Can it infect my mac by just double clicking the dmg file and mounted it?

    Thanks
     
  2. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Viruses for Mac don't exist.

    Don't worry.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    Just delete the dmg, it may not be a virus, but if you run the app, it could be some malware so its better to be safe then sorry so just to remove it.
     
  4. Brian Y macrumors 68040

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    Actually, they do. They're just not very common.

    If you mounted the DMG and unmounted it, without running anything inside it, you're fine.
     

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