Please help me I might have a trojan

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  1. The iKid macrumors member

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    So, I know trojans are bad but what exactly are they?

    I have used limewire but deleted it recently. I am also very sad to say I have visited a torrent site however I haven't downloaded anything from it.

    If I do have a trojan how can I remove it and if possible for free?

    Please help me I'm quite embarrased about how I may have gotten it but I'm so so so upset I really don't want anything bad to happen to my computer.

    Any help is appreciated.
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    What makes you think you have a Trojan?
    Just because you used Limewire?

    Do you have any problems or symptoms?

    You can use ClamXav for free to scan your computer, but it isn't likely you have anything.

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  3. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    How can you have a trojan if you don't know what they are?

    Is anything happening to your computer?

    Did you download anything from Limewire? Did you have to confirm installation on anything?

    If no, you don't have one. Breathe easy; the odds are astronomical... if you're smart.
     
  4. The iKid thread starter macrumors member

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    I have downloaded things from limewire but only music. And also I have recieved a few pop ups from safari saying warning or something or you may experience data loss. I'm just kind of nervous. I'm scanning with clamXav now. Should I just scan my applications because I'm not able to scan my whole harddrive. And for some good antivirus software, what would you recommened?
     
  5. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    All Mac anti-virus IS a virus. Don't get any. As long as you don't have to do a password install on anything downloaded from Limewire, you can't get a trojan.

    Now, the rest of the Internet...
     
  6. The iKid thread starter macrumors member

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    what about the popups?
     
  7. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Go to Safari, Block Pop-up Windows.

    They're there to trick Windows users. The Internet doesn't discriminate. If you were to download anything of theirs, it would be an .exe virus that wouldn't work anyway.
     
  8. JNB macrumors 604

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    The popups are just that-popups. Nothing "scanned" your system. They're ads and malware, and if you look at them, they're normally Windows XP-looking alerts. Total garbage, utter BS.
     
  9. The iKid thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok thanks, clamXav is taking a long time is this natural? and thanks for your help.

    Also, going back to my first question what exactly is a trojan?
     
  10. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    Here is the definition of a Trojan
     
  11. JNB macrumors 604

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    Silly me, I thought this was it...
     
  12. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    :D
     
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    I don't mind getting these but when they are used and I close my laptop the screen gets all smudgy from the man cream they emanate... :eek:
     
  14. The iKid thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok now I need big help the scan of my system said one infected file was found how can I fix this?

    Please if anybody has had this!
     

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