virus in macbook pro

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  1. oceangirl10 macrumors member

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    I was looking for sites to stream movies onto my new TV and this popped up. Is it real or will it lead to a virus.
    I did a Malware Bytes scan and one Genio something came up and I deleted it.
    Is this a legitimate screen?
     

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  2. oceangirl10, Feb 10, 2018
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    oceangirl10 thread starter macrumors member

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    The following is a better screen shot showing where the alert was from.
     

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  3. DeltaMac, Feb 10, 2018
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    Yes, positively a scam.

    graphic on that screen makes it look like that screen was presented by Apple.
    NOT... (Apple doesn't do that. The system may tell you that a link is dangerous, or can warn you about possible phishing sites, etc. but not with that kind of page.
    def a scam.
     
  4. New_Mac_Smell macrumors 68000

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    Just look at the website URL in future...

    When you're looking for usually illicit sites, they are usually filled with illicit scams. So you'll get popups and stuff like this all the time, just use your common sense.
     
  5. oceangirl10, Feb 10, 2018
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    oceangirl10 thread starter macrumors member

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    So should I just x out of that alert and do nothing else?
     
  6. phr0z3n, Feb 10, 2018
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    phr0z3n macrumors member

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    Yes; just close out of it. It's a scam. Clicking "Scan my Mac" will do God knows what.
     
  7. Fishrrman macrumors P6

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    Are you still getting that after running MalwareBytes?

    If so, what website are you visiting (or what is it that you're doing) that produces that alert?
     
  8. cpzahner macrumors member

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    stop trying to watch movies illegally and you won't ever have that problem.
     

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