Possible Hack?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by shinobiblack, Dec 24, 2010.

  1. shinobiblack macrumors newbie

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    When I booted up my computer today, a messaged popped up something to the effect of "qmasterd is requesting network access: allow or deny". I denied it but it seemed suspicious. I have never seen or used that program. Sorry if this is TMI, but yesterday I clicked on a link for the rumored Nicki Minaj Sex Tape, and something immediately began downloading:

    (http://get.whitesmoke.com/GeoInstaller/WhiteSmokeWriterGeo5002_en.exe)

    I canceled it before it completed but I fear that something made it through

    What should I do?
     
  2. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    Well you have a link to a .exe there which is a Windows executable and is impossible to open or harm your Mac. You need not worry about anything.
     
  3. shinobiblack thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah I saw that, so I ignored it yesterday, but today when that message popped up I became concerned.
     
  4. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    A Google search on that error showed a few sites relating to a problem with Compressor or something. Looked like a legitimate problem, and not malicious hacks.
     
  5. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

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    qmasterd is part of FCS. I assume you have FCS?
     

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