Possible virus ? help!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by flimzy, May 8, 2015.

  1. flimzy macrumors regular

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    So, as some of you may know... There is a third party app called Popcorn Time, that promises to deliver netflix like movies for free. I know I made a mistake downloading this. But they came out with an iOS version that does not need to be jail broken. It requires an installer that i installed on my mac, and then it prompts you through a number of instructions. You then have to connect your iOS device to your computer via usb. When i connected it to my iPad mini my iPad mini began restoring itself and it said "restore" and then the app was on there. When i went to click the app it never opened. I quickly deleted it off my iPad. And i deleted the iOS installer off my mac. Do i have a virus? I feel so stupid. Here's a link on an article for more info on what it is: https://torrentfreak.com/popcorn-time-conquers-ios-now-with-a-mac-installer-150505/
     
  2. techguy9 macrumors regular

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    No, it should not be a virus. It is highly unlikely that it is a virus. I think the App simply didn't work and not loaded correctly.
     
  3. mefistos macrumors member

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    torrentfreak would never post virus app on their site... don't you worry:)
     

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