Removing 5 scanav

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

  1. millerb1 macrumors newbie

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    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.
    Brad
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

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    Huh.

    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

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    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 scanav.com 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.
    http://www.removeonline.com/
     

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