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Discussion in 'Picture Gallery' started by DudeMartin, May 4, 2011.
I was browsing around and then a popup came up.
I can't comment much more past that.
I got it the other day in Chrome. I even downloaded the exe for fun
I got that a few times in Chrome very recently too.
That popped up on my iPad once. lol. I got a mac equivalent today as well.
what app is the sword icon?
Report the site hosting that Trojan to PhishTank.com.
I had that the like first week I ever owned a Mac and laughed my head off as I knew I wasn't running XP.
For the benefit of others who might find this thread in a Google search and not be informed, let me say that while the scareware shown in this thread is indeed a joke, a variant of it exists that is more "Mac-like" in appearance and can automatically download an installer package, which may automatically launch if browser settings permit. It's known by many names, such as MacDefender or MacSecurity. For more details, read the first part of the following link.
To avert needless panic, be aware that there has never been a virus in the wild that affects Mac OS X since it was released 10 years ago. The handful of trojans that exist can be easily avoided with some education and common sense and care in what software you install:
Mac Virus/Malware InfoThe first section of that link deals specifically with the MacDefender/MacSecurity/MacProtector issue. I encourage you to read it.
I tried going to the link of the site (lol) and Chrome informed me that the site contained malware. I then clicked "Proceed Anyway" and the site apparently was taken down.
Just to be clear, MacDefender(etc) is not a virus and doesn't download automatically. The user has to CHOOSE to install it. By definition that makes it a Trojan.
It's not a virus, as stated in the link I posted. However, it does download automatically in most browsers.