Website telling you your Mac is infected.

Peter Franks

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Anyone had this come up yet telling them their mac is infected with a virus and wants to run a scan?

Only thing is, usually these addresses bring up loads of scam warnings on Google, This only brings up one, that says it's 100% safe on Scam Adviser.

It isn't! It's obviously a scam when you press the scan button. Don't!

"apple.com-securednotice.com"
 
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keysofanxiety

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Anyone had this come up yet telling them their mac is infected with a virus and wants to run a scan?

Only thing is, usually these addresses bring up loads of scam warnings on Google, This only brings up one, that says it's 100% safe on Scam Adviser.

It isn't! It's obviously a scam when you press the scan button. Don't!
You shouldn't be getting popups like that.

Run MalwareBytes for Mac to remove any infections.
 

Mason Dulemba

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I know I shouldn't... but I did

I know it can be very tempting sometimes my customers fall for it just follow the advice the men gave above (Never Never believe your mac has a virus even if it does don't believe it) {sorry I just had to [obviously kidding about the whole macs never have viruses thing]. OK now for some real Help Never NEVER click on something that says you have a virus if its not a program that you've installed such as anti virus (not a pop up in chrome ) , If you dont have any anti virus then you should never click on any thing that says Virus found.....

Good luck :D
 
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Peter Franks

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Thanks guys for your help. I know you'll probably say this is part of my problem.... but..... I'm still running Snow Leopard, hence your Malwarebytes won't run on it. I'll run Clam
 

Peter Franks

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I can only edit post text not title, but when you click on it, it opens this thread not the url anyway
 
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