Virus?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by hancho, May 24, 2015.

  1. hancho macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    I was trying to watch live stream for Hawks and Cavs game and all the sudden Safari turns to I got virus and call this number page. And it was speaking to me saying I should be very cautious about purchasing through web and stuff.

    What should I do?
     
  2. Gwendolini macrumors 6502

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    Ignore it, since it was just a pop up window with advertisement.
    Safari will not tell you have viruses or even other kinds of malware, just like Photoshop is not showing you websites and Mail is not organizing your files.
     
  3. e93to macrumors 6502a

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  4. rosario1990 macrumors regular

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  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    You don't have a virus, since none exist that can infect your Mac. It's simply a pop-up advertisement. No website can tell you if you have malware on your computer. Simply ignore the ad. Your computer is fine.

    Macs are not immune to malware, but no true viruses exist in the wild that can run on Mac OS X, and there never have been any since it was released over 12 years ago. The only malware in the wild that can affect Mac OS X is a handful of trojans, which can be easily avoided by practicing safe computing (see below). 3rd party antivirus apps are not necessary to keep a Mac malware-free, as long as a user practices safe computing, as described in the following link.
    Read the What security steps should I take? section of the Mac Virus/Malware FAQ for tips on practicing safe computing.
     

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