Viruses?

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  1. mcanadiensfan63 macrumors member

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    so i am 90% sure i have a virus on my mac. Anyone know any reliable virus scans i can get in order to get rid of the virus??
     
  2. psychofreak Retired

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    There are no viruses for OSX you could have gotten

    OSX virus scanners check for Windows viruses, in case you're sharing files with an unprotected PC.
     
  3. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    And I am 100% sure you're wrong.
     
  4. BowZinger macrumors member

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    if you could tell us why you think you have one...tell us what is going wrong...we might be able to help you!
     
  5. Much Ado macrumors 68000

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    To remove the MS Office Trial, just drag it into the trash.
     
  6. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    As His Jobsness would say, "BOOM!" :D
     
  7. Hankster macrumors 68020

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    How do you know? What evidence do you have?
     
  8. mcanadiensfan63 thread starter macrumors member

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    well whenever i try to watch a youtube video, it wont load now... also my typing on word and safari has recently been delayed. just plz post a virus scan. I might have a windows virus. i know it does not affect the computer, but if i do i want to get rid of it
     
  9. yg17 macrumors G5

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    There is no free anti virus program for Macs that I know of, which is irrelevant because YOU DO NOT HAVE A VIRUS. Windows viruses will not affect your computer
     
  10. Jason S. macrumors 6502a

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    Here is a free antivirus for your Mac. But like everybody has said, you most likely don't have a virus.

    http://www.clamxav.com/

    I would repair disk permissions in Disk Utility and see if that speeds up your computer a little.
     
  11. Mr Skills macrumors 6502a

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    There are a million things that can go wrong on a computer - don't automatically assume you have a virus. If you can post in more detail what the symptoms are, someone may be able to help. Alternatively, if you have a local Apple Store, take it to the Genius Bar and show them (or ring Apple if you have AppleCare, or you have bought the computer in the last 60 days).
     
  12. Cameront9 macrumors 6502a

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    You do not have a virus; see this Apple discussion thread:

    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=6784658#6784658

    Try restarting your computer, then clearing your browser cache.
     
  13. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    Thats not free or at least it shouldn't be,your donations pay for development,
    site up keep etc
     
  14. Killyp macrumors 68040

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    You do not have a virus - merely 'issues' with Safari.

    Try clearing your Safari cache, restarting and if the worst comes to the worst, 'reset safari'.
     
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