Portabledrive and new install.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by giganten, Jul 16, 2009.

  1. giganten macrumors 6502a

    Jan 23, 2006

    I did a clean install of my mac today.

    When I was surfing on the web yesterday and should go to youtube, but missed the y and did go to outube instead. I did hit the cancel button and did type in the missing y. But my browser went to some other url and pop-ups and things, command q didn't work had to do a force-shutdown.

    I did backup my files on a portable drive before my new install, but can the portable drive be infected in some way now, I use it on other computers to (mac, windows)?
    How do I do to check if it is, plug it in to a windows machine with anti-virus?
  2. Krafty macrumors 601


    Dec 31, 2007
    La La Land
    It was probably a few pop-ups. If the hard drive reads fine you should be ok.
  3. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    Nothing to worry about, and certainly no virus

    Probably, as Krafty said, a few Java pop-ups

    If you want to reset your browser and clear the cache just to feel safer, go ahead, but no other steps should be necessary

    There are no viruses for the Mac
    And any of the few trojans around require you to enter your administrator's password

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
  4. giganten thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jan 23, 2006

    It was like 100+ pop-ups and some unsuitable sites too.
    But you think my protable drive is okay.

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