What is Sentinel???? Virus??

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bobknob, Apr 20, 2011.

  1. bobknob macrumors newbie

    Apr 20, 2011
    My friend sent me a link to download DivX and after the install an Alert popped up saying Rosetta needs to be installed in order to install Sentinel.

    I clicked cancel on that but am not sure what Sentinel was/is? If it was some old mac virus/trojan or something?

    Should I worry even though I clicked cancel, uninstalled DivX and deleted the .dmg file?

    file was sent via this link:

    is there a way to scan it to find out if it's infected?

    NOTE: currently running Snow Leopard.
  2. GGJstudios, Apr 20, 2011
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2011

    GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    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:
    Don't install apps from file sharing sites like the one you posted. Only get software from reputable sources. If you want DivX, get it from the source: http://www.divx.com/en/software/mac

    If you didn't install anything, your Mac is not infected.
  3. bobknob thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 20, 2011
    DivX installed but Sentinel did not due to my machine not having Rosetta and me canceling the Rosetta install.

    I then uninstalled Divx from the crap site my friend sent and got it from Divx.com for the actual file. So I'm hoping I'm all good.

    Can anyone confirm what Sentinel is or if that file is infected? is there a way to scan a .dmg for stuff like that?
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Read the link I posted. It contains an antivirus recommendation, for those who choose to run it. It really isn't necessary. You're not infected.

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