Possible iMac virus

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Terrymcmichael, Dec 28, 2015.

  1. Terrymcmichael macrumors newbie

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    I think I have a virus on my iMac ! When I go to safari, under the search box is an ad for updating windows drivers. I can't get rid of it because the only choices I have are Yes or Scan. It has also posted lots of junk in my photos and I can't delete them either. Can you help?
     
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  3. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    I agree - download and run Malwarebytes.
    The scan only takes a few seconds, and should find your culprit.
     
  4. arn macrumors god

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    Can also see if your homepage is set to something weird:

    Safari -> Preferences

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  5. chabig macrumors 68040

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    Irritating, yes, but definitely not a virus. Even though the buttons say "scan" and "yes" you should be able to close the window using the red button at the top left, or cmd-W. It's just a nuisance popup. Follow the others' advice to permanently rid yourself of it.
     
  6. Chundles macrumors G4

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    You've inadvertently installed Adware. Run Malwarebytes and it'll get rid of it.
     
  7. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    The downloads from CNET now almost always contain adware (sometimes more than one). Don't us cnet
     
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