Some please ease my mind?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by maclover923, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. maclover923 macrumors newbie

    Aug 27, 2010
    Hey everyone. In early June, my family purchased a Mac OSx. We set up a wireless router from our mac to my laptop. My laptop ended up getting a trojan horse virus. So, we disconnected the router from our mac because my laptop will not work at all. In between then i downloaded a polaroid maker and accidently clicked on a porn site. (don't ask how) A day ago i was surfing the web as usual and a virus scan showed up. I freaked out and immediately clicked it off. Now, i'm concerned that our mac has a virus. Facebook has been logging me out randomly and today the mac completely froze. Can someone please tell me what's going on with my mac? It would be greatly appreciated.
  2. mulo macrumors 68020


    Aug 22, 2010
    Behind you
    well first of all, there are no viruses for mac.
    the only piece of malware you can get on a mac is a trojan that comes with some pirated versions of photoshop CS4 and iWork 09. So unless you have downloaded and installed those from bittorrent you are totally fine.\\

    in regards to facebook, it is much easier for someone to guess your password then get malware on a mac, so change the password and see if it happens again.
  3. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    There are sites that look like a virus scanner, in order to get you to download their (malicious) "antivirus" app. You do not need to have a virus in order to see that page, and the malware on that site only affects Windows.

    Somebody that uses Facebook may be able to assist with your logout problem. (Edit: See above; serves me right for leaving the page open!)
  4. allan.nyholm macrumors 6502a


    Nov 22, 2007
    Aalborg, Denmark
    You can ease your mind by downloading a trial copy of MacScan from

    Remember to update it from the File menu (I think) It's there in the menus somewhere.

    Let it run a full scan.

    It's hard for me to ease your mind. It's better that you get the experience of doing that yourself.
  5. Angelo95210 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 7, 2009
    Paris, France
    I doubt you have a virus on your mac. It's very rare on this platform so do not worry mate.
  6. kylek14 macrumors newbie

    Aug 26, 2010
    For a virus, macs are pretty much immune to viruses and we get constant security updates. So not to worry :)

    For the freezing, this could be a few things:

    1) You're running too many programs (for example: when I have iMovie and itunes and safari open, my Memory is almost all taken up)

    2) (From personal experience on my end) You're desktop has too many things on it, I save everything to my desktop. I don't know about your desktop but mine looks like a folder exploded.

    3) You could have gotten stuck with faulty hardware (if someone wants to help with this, I don't know procedures for faulty hardware and macs)
  7. The Beatles macrumors regular

    Jun 16, 2010
    how about the hard drive that has your system software on it, do you have at least 25 Gigs of free space?

    Hard drives need at least 25Gigs of free space to run OSX smoothly. If your Hard disk is almost full, it can cause your system to behave poorly.

    observation: look at the time of the thread starters first post. looks like someone was surfing a porn site, got a warning about a virus and now is worried he downloaded malicious software to the home computer :p boys will be boys.

    you better go tell your parents right just kidding.

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