SL Found a Trojan! (ithink)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ceezy3000, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. ceezy3000 macrumors 6502

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    Well i went and downloaded a piece of software which shall remain nameless and when i went and tried to open the dmg sl told me it would make my mac less secure!
     

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  2. rekhyt macrumors 65816

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    KNCScrew <-------

    It shouldn't have a virus if you downloaded it from... A "reputable" source (If there are any) but if you want to take the risk...
     
  3. ceezy3000 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yea if it was any other piece of software but since its kcnscrew i took the warning. good thing there's a massive amount of freeware and open source apps for mac
     
  4. minusten macrumors member

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    If someone who's Mac has a Trojan emails me files (legitimate files in themselves) and I open them on Leopard or Snow Leopard, can I be infected with the Trojan too? It's not happened yet, but it would be useful to know.
     
  5. Guiyon macrumors 6502a

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    That message usually does not mean a virus is present. It is displayed when the fsck (the filesystem integrity check) fails, usually it is when the disk image is corrupted somehow.
     
  6. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    That's not the way Trojans work - you would have to attempt to install something which would require your admin password.
     
  7. MasterDev macrumors 65816

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    Exactly, the disk image is just corrupted. Doesn't always mean it's a virus.
     
  8. JRoDDz macrumors 68000

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  9. haiggy macrumors 65816

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    Fail.
     
  10. armoguy94 macrumors 6502

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    LOL...Nice, downloading serial key databases and posting on Macrumors why it doesn't work. Priceless.:rolleyes:
     
  11. MythicFrost macrumors 68040

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    I don't think so, I think a trojan is an application and will require your password to install it.
    I may be wrong, but I think they'd have to e-mail you and application :O.

    Kind Regards
     

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