Potential virus/spyware on my mac

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by sisco-kid, May 29, 2009.

  1. sisco-kid macrumors newbie

    May 29, 2009
    I have a MBP running Leopard 10.5.6. This morning, I had dozens of emails of returned mail from the emails of various friends in my address book, and had noticed that during the night, my email account appears to have sent a "spam" email to my entire address book (my hotmail account is set up through Mail, which is always running - when my computer isn't asleep). The strange thing is that the lid to my laptop was closed, so my computer would have been asleep - I'm not sure how an email could have been sent during the night. Given that I hear a lot about Macs not having viruses, what is the best way of finding out what happened?

  2. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

    Jethryn Freyman

    Aug 9, 2007
    Your Hotmail account got phished. Wikipedia describes it well, if you don't know what it is.

    Change your password.

    There aren't any viruses for OS X.
  3. MarkMS macrumors 6502a

    Aug 30, 2006
    Change the security question too, if you can.

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