Softwareupdaterlp Virus

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Codeseven, Feb 1, 2015.

  1. Codeseven macrumors 6502a

    Dec 31, 2008
    Anyone else get this virus? How did you get rid of it? Thanks
  2. Codeseven thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Dec 31, 2008
  3. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    AdwareMedic should be able to remove it.

    Malware and a virus are not the same thing.
  4. jeremysteele macrumors 6502

    Jul 13, 2011
    To be specific, a virus is a form of malware - which is simply an umbrella term that encompasses a wide range of baddies such as trojans, adware, viruses, keyloggers, etc.
  5. Codeseven thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Dec 31, 2008
    Updated ClamX to the latest virus definitions. It did NOT catch this virus.

    I'll try AdwareMedic.
  6. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

    Mar 19, 2008
    Warrington, UK
  7. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    Definitions of what? There is nothing to define yet.
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    It's not a virus. It's adware, which is a different animal. Macs are not immune to malware, but no true viruses exist in the wild that can run on Mac OS X, and there never have been any since it was released over 12 years ago. The only malware in the wild that can affect Mac OS X is a handful of trojans, which can be easily avoided by practicing safe computing (see below). 3rd party antivirus apps are not necessary to keep a Mac malware-free, as long as a user practices safe computing, as described in the following link.
    Read the What security steps should I take? section of the Mac Virus/Malware FAQ for tips on practicing safe computing.

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