Snow Leopard Trojan Question.

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Caris, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. Caris macrumors 6502a

    Caris

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    First off I can see this thread turning into a piracy discussion, so can we please not let that happen. I just want a answer to my question.

    The trojan that was floating around with iWork and CS4, I understand SL has a warning against it if it's on your system.

    So am I right in thinking (hypothetically) that if I downloaded a torrent of iWork or Photoshop CS4 I would be informed if one of these had the trojan?

    Also if I again hypothetically installed either of these and they work fine with no notification for SL, my system is 100% sure to be trojan free? (from this torjan at least).

    That is all, Thanks.
     
  2. fishmoose macrumors 68000

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    I suppose so, although I dont understand someone would download a modified version of iWork when you can download the trail and, well you can figure out the rest.
     
  3. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    it would be piracy and you will get no help here.
     
  4. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    Nothing is a sure bet. If your "hypothetically" downloading software, then you can hypothetically have problems.
     
  5. ComicStix macrumors member

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    Mac's don't get a lot of viruses, but downloading from torrent sites is illegal. Just download the trial version of CS4 and then buy a serial number it will give you more satisfaction than getting it for free. No piracy discussion here. YES SIRRRR
     
  6. Hellhammer Moderator

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    I give you guys a tip. NEVER download apps from torrent sites. Same thing for cracks and keygens. It's so much easier to download a trial (almost all apps have trial nowadays), install it and the rest you can figure out. If there's no trial, buy the app instead. If you really need it, you're ready to spend money on that too.
     
  7. IBradMac macrumors 68000

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    I think what he is asking is,

    will his system detect it?

    Not rather he should do it or not!

    in which case, I'd be curious to know IF the system is right and in fact does detect a trojan if one is present.JUST TO KNOW, not to pirate safer.
     
  8. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    You won't be 100% safe. That trojan checking is a proof-of-concept from Apple, which is why they don't list it as a feature. It does not detect all variants of those trojans so you have pretty much the same risk as ever. New variants are continuing to be developed and it will not detect those either.
     
  9. Caris thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Caris

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    Thank you, I'm asking a question about SL not about torrents, someone could send me a folder full of legal JPG's and it could contain a trojan. So I want to know where I stand.
     

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