Website warning

Globe1212

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Mar 3, 2015
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Hello,

I was visiting a webiste called ufonts and when I was using the toolbar, a red pop up came up saying "Warning! The site you are attempting to view may harm your computer" I think the ufonts website was trying to take me to another website.

Im concerned now that i have harmed my mac because of this pop up and because i have downloaded fonts from ufonts.com. Any idea what I should do?

(Im running a virus scan atm)

Thanks guys!
 

Globe1212

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Mar 3, 2015
4
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Thanks for the article.

The scan finished and said no malware or threats detected. Is ufonts.com a dangerous website to visit? and what are the chances my mac might be infected?

Thanks.
 

Globe1212

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Mar 3, 2015
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I think im screwed and my mac might have a virus then, since i downloaded some fonts from the website. How would I know for sure?
 

Samuelsan2001

macrumors 604
Oct 24, 2013
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I think im screwed and my mac might have a virus then, since i downloaded some fonts from the website. How would I know for sure?
Did you not read that link??? It is just adware..... Not a virus it is annoying and may cause some pop ups when surfing the net but thats about it. If your scan found nothing and your web browser is working normally you are fine stop worrying...
 

firedept

macrumors 603
Jul 8, 2011
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Somewhere!
Hello,

I was visiting a webiste called ufonts and when I was using the toolbar, a red pop up came up saying "Warning! The site you are attempting to view may harm your computer" I think the ufonts website was trying to take me to another website.

Im concerned now that i have harmed my mac because of this pop up and because i have downloaded fonts from ufonts.com. Any idea what I should do?

(Im running a virus scan atm)

Thanks guys!
You do not have a virus. There are none know to exist in the wild for the Mac. What you most likely have is an adware that was installed with the font that you downloaded. Go to The Safe Mac and use the Adware Removal Tool. This is a good starting point and should help solve any problems ufontsdotcom may have caused you.
 

Globe1212

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Mar 3, 2015
4
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Thanks all for the help.

I just installed Adware removal and found nothing. So my mac should be fine. I have remvoed all files from ufonts and ran another virus scan using Bitdefender Virus Scanner (Free version)

It was just ufonts linking my to another website which google warned me about.
 

GGJstudios

macrumors Westmere
May 16, 2008
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I think im screwed and my mac might have a virus then, since i downloaded some fonts from the website. How would I know for sure?
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.