Skype says there is a virus on my macbook.

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by LaRae, Dec 16, 2010.

  1. LaRae macrumors newbie

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    ok this message popped up in my skype and it's kinda freaking me out....
    WINDOWS REQUIRES IMMEDIATE ATTENTION
    URGENT SYSTEM SCAN NOTIFICATION ! PLEASE READ CAREFULLY !!

    http://www​.updatevz.​org/

    For the link to become active, please click on 'Add to contacts' skype button or type it in manually into your web browser !

    FULL DETAILS OF SCAN RESULT BELOW
    ****************************************

    WINDOWS REQUIRES IMMEDIATE ATTENTION

    ATTENTION ! Security Center has detected
    malware on your computer !

    Affected Software:

    Apple Mac 10.6/10.5/10.4
    Microsoft Windows 7
    Microsoft Windows Vista
    Microsoft Windows XP

    Impact of Vulnerability: Remote Code Execution / Virus Infection /
    Unexpected shutdowns

    Recommendation: Users running vulnerable version should install a repair utility immediately

    Your system IS affected, download the patch from the address below !
    Failure to do so may result in severe computer malfunction.

    http://www​.updatevz.​org/

    For the link to become active, please click on 'Add to contacts' skype button or type it in manually into your web browser!




    Now, I don't have windows on my mac, and I really don't know what this all means. Any help is appreciated.
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

    Intell

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    Its Skype spam. Don't click the link or add the person to your contact list, just block them.
     
  3. simsaladimbamba

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    I clicked the link and a 100% valid and believable Windows virus scanner (it's a known fact, that any browser can be used to virtualise Windows)
    [​IMG]

    scanned my Mac and found these:
    [​IMG]


    Anyway, OP, it is just a scam, nothing to worry about. It is aimed at ignorant Windows users and trying to get them to pay 40 USD to do an online repair.
     
  4. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    I get skype spam like this all the time. Don't ever believe any Skype message trying to sell you something. EVER.
     
  5. LaRae thread starter macrumors newbie

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    dang, ok thanks a lot. I have heard things about macs and viruses like that they don't exist, or there is only one known virus for them and all this other stuff. I don't really know what's true so I was worried.
     
  6. simsaladimbamba

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    No viruses for Mac OS X: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1063304
     
  7. Blondie :) macrumors 6502a

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    I get that same message all the time. Never worry about it. I've never clicked on it either haha. Stupid Spam
     
  8. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    Like everyone else said, it is spam so just ignore it. And there are no viruses for OS X there are a few trojans out there, but you have to choose to install them and enter your admin password.
     
  9. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

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    My favorite part of those screenshots is that it found danger on the DVD drive.
     
  10. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    If you want to know what's true, read this: Mac Virus/Malware Info
     

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