Signs of problems/attackers?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by longball11, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. longball11 macrumors 6502a

    longball11

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    I have a black macbook from 2007. I did so well not looking at porn on this macbook up until now. I couldn't help myself but that's personal (I do realize it is a problem...). Some videos could open right on the webpage in quicktime. Others had to be downloaded with .wmv thing. I never opened or tried to use it. I just cleared the downloaded section and x'ed out on the textedit thing that weird writing.
    The site I went to seemed fine but my question is there a way that I can tell whether my computer has been infected in any way? Slowness, etc?

    Yes, I know Im an idiot but just help me out. Im making it my goal that was the last time i looked at poorn. Thanks.
     
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  3. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    All your Mac are belong to them! But really, you should be fine.
     
  4. longball11 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That was for my XPS computer (PC). I had been using that one for porn. I never used the macbook as my primary computer until late march.
     
  5. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    As long as you didn't have to enter your admin account info while you were on the sites you should be fine. Anything there would have been targeted at Windows anyhow.
     
  6. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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    There are fake video "codecs" hiding on porn sites which are actually trojans. If you didn't download one, you're fine.
     
  7. longball11 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    What do you mean by fake video codecs? I have a bad feeling about this. I would click on a video sample to play and it would go to my downloads in my taskbar (you know, at the bottom where all the desktop icons are). Ten the textedit would bring up lisa_blahblh.wmv and it has these weird writings.

    If this a problem, what can I do? If I have a trojan how do I get rid of it?
     
  8. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    By fake, he means pretend, as in the web site pretends to tell you that you need to download a codec to view the video on their page, but in fact the download transmits a trojan to your machine (example).

    The Mac by default can't play .wmv (Windows Media Video) files so it may have opened the file in TextEdit as a best guess. You need to download a app like Flip4Mac to view those videos.
     
  9. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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    There are two codec packages you need for Quicktime, they are Perian and Filp4Mac WMV Player. Anything else is either redundant or a trojan.
     
  10. longball11 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So I guess I'm okay? I didn't see anything that asked me to accept or anything like that. There were ones where I clicked and it played right on the spot (quicktime, it didn't ask for yes or anything). Others immediately went to my downloads page and it opened up in textedit like i said before. so im safe?
     
  11. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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    Should be. If you didn't enter your password, and weren't running as the system root user, you're safe. (If you don't know what the root user is, you weren't running it, you can't accidentally turn it on and log in with it.)
     

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