Stupid noob question. (trying Win32.VB-IE on a Mac)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Hummer, Jul 5, 2006.

  1. Hummer macrumors 65816


    Feb 3, 2006
    Queens, New York NY-5
    So I was trying to get my friend to buy a mac. And I tell him how I could download like all the porn I want and not get a single virus (hehe). So He goes that's not because you have a mac, it's because the mac doesn't it detect it or I'm lucky. So I tell him to send me a windows virus to show him how windows viruses don't effect a mac. So he sends me a zip of some program called Guitar Pro 5 and I try to unzip it but I just keep clicking on it and it does the stuffit unarchiver thing but there is no folder for it and now I'm paranoid that I have a virus. He says the virus he sent me is Win32.VB-IE (yes I do see the Win32). But I'm paranoid as to why it didn't unarchive.
  2. jive macrumors 6502a

    Apr 14, 2006
    It simply won't run on a Mac. Different way of using the processor. Anyway, you definitly do not have a virus. Well, you have one but it's not running and it never will.
  3. celebrian23 macrumors 65816


    Mar 12, 2006
    Under the sun
    They're totally different OS's- you're fine. But you and your friend should find something better to do than have geek wars :)
  4. cbetta macrumors regular

    Jul 5, 2006
    i guess the virus works on the win32 zip format (the unzipper in windows). this means that it exploits some windows zip problem? in that case stuffit will recognize the zip as being invalid, and cant open it. stuffit is onnoying because it never gives errors when it fails to unpack something
  5. yellow Moderator emeritus


    Oct 21, 2003
    Portland, OR
  6. JustinK macrumors newbie

    Jul 5, 2006
    So Cal
    You definitely do not have a virus. In order for you to get the virus you would have to execute the EXE file, which you can't on a Mac.
  7. yg17 macrumors G5


    Aug 1, 2004
    St. Louis, MO
    I think the next Mac vs. PC commercial could go something like this:

    PC: Hello, I'm a PC
    Mac: And I'm a Mac
    PC: So, what were you up to the past hour?
    Mac: Downloading some porn, and, ehh, you know ;)
    PC: Really? I can't download porn.
    Mac: Why?
    PC: I'll get a virus
    Mac: That's terrible. You run the risk of getting a nasty virus from real intercourse and from doing it yourself. What a shame. Being a PC must suck.
    PC: Don't say "suck." It's getting me turned on and I can't do anything about it.
    Mac: Well, sorry. I think I'm going to go download some more porn.
  8. dmw007 macrumors G4


    May 26, 2005
    Working for MI-6

    LOL :D Great idea yg17, thanks for the laugh! :D :)
  9. d wade macrumors 65816

    d wade

    Jun 27, 2006
    Boca Raton, FL
    priceless!! (and accurate)

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