Virus on my Mac? -_-o

Discussion in 'macOS' started by mugenrsx, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. mugenrsx macrumors newbie

    Feb 23, 2009
    Is my mac affected by virus? On my Safari, it sometimes shows -_-o on the top of the page. Is there anyone having the same problem?

    If so, anyone knows how to remove it?

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  2. VPrime macrumors 68000


    Dec 19, 2008
    London Ontario
    No, you do not have a virus.
    What this is? no clue. But it is not a virus.
  3. Sky Blue Guest

    Sky Blue

    Jan 8, 2005

    Does it do this on every page? Does it do it in Firefox? Have you tried deleting Safari's Plist?
  4. ppc750fx macrumors 65816

    Aug 20, 2008
    I'm starting to think that the above Q&A or a variant thereof should be stickied at the top of this forum.

    Perhaps we could even title the thread "Finding and removing viruses from your Mac" so as to entice newbies into clicking it before posting yet another "do I have a virus?" thread... :p
  5. bartelby macrumors Core


    Jun 16, 2004
    You expect newbies, or older members, to actually read stickies?
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    There ARE no viruses in the wild that affect Mac OS X.
    No antivirus software can detect a Mac virus, because no Mac viruses exist.
    There are trojans that exist, but these can be easily avoided if:
    • you are careful what applications you install
    • you are careful where you get applications
    • you never enter your administrative password without THINKING!
    You also may not be aware that this question, like many others, has already been discussed quite a bit (beat to death, actually!) Using MRoogle to search the forums before you post will frequently reveal threads related to your question that the standard forum search misses, and will help you avoid posting repetitive threads. Here are some of the dozens of threads on this topic, filled with opinions and recommendations:

    One thread that you may find particularly helpful is this one:
  7. arkitect macrumors 603


    Sep 5, 2005
    Bath, United Kingdom
    What are those?
  8. mugenrsx thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 23, 2009
    somehow i got installed the script below
    <iframe src= width=50 height=0></iframe>-_-o 
    it appear to most of the site i visited to (as it is installed in my safari)
    and the attached malware screen appear before i can enter the page

    Anyone knows how to remove it?

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  9. Muncher macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2007
    Umm... you could try re-installing safari? That might work. Or, you could go to the Safari menu and click "Reset Safari," but make sure not to delete your bookmarks if you want to keep them.
  10. neonblue2 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 25, 2006
    Port Pirie, South Australia
    You don't have any cascading style sheets (CSS) selected in Safari's Preferences?
  11. ppc750fx macrumors 65816

    Aug 20, 2008
    I don't think it installed anything in Safari. It appears to be an ActiveX-based exploit, so I'm pretty sure that most (if not all) of the payload is aimed at Windows/IE.

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