Spam Links on a Mac

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  1. aery, Nov 7, 2015
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2015

    aery macrumors member

    aery

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    #1
    Well, I'm usually pretty smart about this stuff but I foolishly clicked on what ended up being a spam link in a convincing email from my sister in law's email address. :(

    It was basically a fake Shape.com site that looked to be trying to sell some diet pills. I'm running El Capitan and was using Safari. I also have the uBlock extension installed.

    Am I at risk in any way? I didn't enter any information on the page or download anything. I cleared my history and cookies but is there any way for me to check for anything else, like something running in the background that I may not be aware of?

    Maybe I'm being too paranoid but I'll do a reinstall if I have to. I feel so dumb right now, haha.

    Appreciate any help. Thanks.
     
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

    keysofanxiety

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    #2
    Honestly you needn't worry at all, no damage done. :)
     
  3. aery thread starter macrumors member

    aery

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    Thank you :)

    So there's no way that something could have been installed on my computer or any of my information taken in any way?
     
  4. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

    keysofanxiety

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    Yeah that's right. OS X will always need a system password entered to install anything. Also El Capitan has some great security features, the system files are so locked down that you can't even install an antivirus application on it if you tried.
     
  5. aery thread starter macrumors member

    aery

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    Whew, that's great to hear! Thanks for easing my anxiety! :p
     

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