Possible virus?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by nicknicknickh, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. nicknicknickh macrumors regular

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    So today I noticed that I had a weird download in my downloads box, hmmmm.
    It's called iLividSetup.exe quick google search seems maybe a virus?
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    If you got that on your Mac, just move it to the trash and empty it. Macs don't get viruses.
     
  3. nicknicknickh thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hoping for a little more information like how I got it? Only downloaded SMCfancontrol, google chrome, and snake.
     
  4. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    It has a .exe extension, which can only be opened by Windows. So you're fine.
     
  5. sjinsjca macrumors 68000

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    Yup.

    It might be worthwhile to consider how it ended up on your machine, though. If from a web site, for example, then that's a site you should avoid in the future.
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    It didn't come with any Mac apps, since it's a Windows app and can't run on or infect your Mac. No viruses exist in the wild that can run on Mac OS X, and there never have been any, since it was released 10 years ago. The handful of trojans that exist can be easily avoided with some basic education, common sense and care in what software you install:
     
  7. munkery macrumors 68020

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