So it appears I have some sort of mac malware...

Discussion in 'macOS' started by mrkgoo, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. mrkgoo macrumors 65816

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    ... or atlas some nasty preference file.

    Just browsing normally will occasionally send me to some PC "personal security spyware" site that downloads an .exe.

    I don't think it's the site I'm visiting (it's just an online forum), but it redirects me to a bad site. What can be taking over my browser to do this?
     
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  3. mrkgoo thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Entirely possible, I guess. Is it possible that a flash ad can redirect you like that? I don't really know.
     
  4. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    I don't really know either, but it seems possible.
     
  5. mrkgoo thread starter macrumors 65816

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    So if it is a bad flash ad, where can it be corrected? Is that up to the site? Do I need to update my flashplayer? I recently updated it, and then the security update from apple changed it again.
     
  6. Techhie macrumors 65816

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    It is not bad flash, or anything involving your computer. The problem lies on the server of the site you are browsing, and it directing you to the malware site. I'm assuming this is the one that looks like this:

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    In which case, you are fine. I always lol when it downloads the .exe to no avail on OS X.
     
  7. mrkgoo thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yup, pretty much exactly like that. Mimics an windows environment and downloads an .exe.

    Thanks, you've eased my mind, knowing it's not on my end.
     

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