Virus found message-is it real, how to proceed?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Mayarosea, Jun 22, 2015.

  1. Mayarosea macrumors newbie

    Mayarosea

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    Location:
    Switzerland
    #1
    Recently did clean up of old bookmarks and web locations. Had several websites simultaneously opened with Safari.

    Suddenly this message appeared:

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    Virus found

    The last website you visited has infected your Mac with a virus.

    Press OK to begin the repair process.


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    Under the message was displayed only a blue OK button with no option to refuse.

    This warning was sent by

    http:/macupdate.com-apple.club/healthcheck/VIRUS_FOUND.html



    Did check http://www.macupdate.com/ - it sells software but I’ve never use its services.



    Did not get the address of the website.

    which allegedly infected my Mac.



    I was not sure whether this message is legitimate and did not pressed OK as instructed.

    Instead force quitted Safar and trashed all cookies.



    Could someone with relevant experience ,please, tell me what to do about this case, do I really have a virus and if yes what actions to take.

    Any help to understand this case will be mush appreciated!

    My Mac has OS 10.6.8, Fire Wall is on.

    By the way my Safari 5.1.10 is set properly has plugin WOT which checks websites and I found it very helpful in a couple of occasions.

    I’m not a techie , just a regular Mac user.



    Thanks In advance everyone!


    AND HERE is the screenshot of the message:
    upload_2015-6-22_20-38-1.png
     
  2. chrfr macrumors 603

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    Jul 11, 2009
    #2
    It's not real, and isn't something a cookie can cause; there's rarely a reason to delete them.
     
  3. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Location:
    West Suburban Boston Ma
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    Just a scam. Close the browser (force if necessary) then clear the cache.
    Plus the webste is macupdate.com-apple.club

    this has nothing to do with macupdate.
     

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