Removing 5 scanav

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by millerb1, Dec 22, 2008.

  1. millerb1 macrumors newbie

    Dec 22, 2008
    Is there a way to remove 5 scanav. The computer was redirected to this website. The download was not done, but there might be a trail on the computer, and i'd like to get rid of it. Being new to the Mac, i wasn't expecting this.
    Thanks for your help.
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza

    Literally, huh.

    If it's a download from a pop-up site, drag it to the Trash and empty it. Absolutely nothing from any site like that can hurt your computer. Just delete it.
  3. millerb1 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 22, 2008
    This was some sort of virus scan with a popup window that said you have 3 trojans and to download the full version of this software. Trying to cancel would not work, and safari was locked up. I had to force quit safari, and restart the computer. Nothing was downloaded from the popup. Safari address bar showed 5 as the website it was on. This happened after my wife visited a website for teachers. Obviously someone has this attached to their link on the website. I emptied the safari cache, so i hope this will get rid of any trail.
    Found this, but i'm not sure how legitimate the website is or if there is a removal tool for mac, or where to look for it on my MBP.

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