Website, internet security

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by eddhann, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. eddhann macrumors newbie

    Apr 25, 2008

    I was just looking up the songs of the noughties, and I came across what appeared to be a blog, judging on the description google gave me. However on later inspection it apperaed to be a kitchen website. Anyway on the website there was what appeared to be a video, and I was asked to do something, although it was in a windows style 'window' rather that the osx style.

    I was promted to download something from, and I clicked ok, as this window would not go away otherwise, however I can not find it on my mac, and it says it was an ms-dos exectuable file, does that mean it will not work on my mac?

    Here is the blog:

    Many Thanks

  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    It's most likely in your Downloads folder. The file name is install.exe. No, it won't run on Mac OS X, so it can't harm your Mac.
  3. MarkMS macrumors 6502a

    Aug 30, 2006
    I think you're fine, especially if it's just a .exe. Try checking your download folder or where ever your downloads go and see if the file is in there. If it's there, delete it. If not, I don't think you have anything to worry about.

    At the moment, all you really have to worry about is infected .dmgs that have .pkg files. The ones from Apple and other trusted sources are fine, but anything else with a .pkg inside a .dmg should be opened with precaution.

    Hope this helps.
  4. eddhann thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 25, 2008

    Thanks, after searching the hard drive, I cant find the file, and the "MacScan" demo couldn't find anything, so is it ok?

    Sorry to sound so needy, but computers, aren't my strong point
  5. eddhann thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 25, 2008
    Ok, the downloads folder has nothing in it of this nature, so I should be ok

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