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Author:  rog [ February 22nd, 2013, 6:23 pm ]
Post subject:  Mac people: the virus are coming....

They are actually already here.

Be careful what you click on......

Be careful what emails you open.......

Apple already took down the "we don't get viruses" thing last year, I think.

I am wondering if I should get some sort of antivirus software. I use my own mac for work, so if it comes down with something, there won't be too much help from work available for me.

Author:  historian [ February 22nd, 2013, 10:28 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Mac people: the virus are coming....

Believe it or not, I got a virus by running a Malware Bytes scan the other day. Where it normally shows threats it had something strange listed. But I thought I could trust an anti-virus scan site and clicked okay, thinking it would clean whatever it was. After closing it I found out it totally killed Firefox. I lost it and it wouldn't allow a new download of it. IE was still there. And to boot, it wouldn't let me reset to an earlier date in Normal Mode. I had to go to Safe Mode and reset to 48 hours earlier. After that I was okay.

Author:  Evan614 [ February 22nd, 2013, 11:31 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Mac people: the virus are coming....

Histo, that's odd. I did a malwarebytes scan recently and had no issues.
what anti-virus scan site?? --- some sites are not actual anti-virus scan sites -- they are malware sites saying they are anti-virus sites.

Author:  historian [ February 23rd, 2013, 9:05 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Mac people: the virus are coming....

I was referring to Malwarebytes itself, Evan. I used the word 'virus' when I should have said 'Trojans' or 'spyware'.

I have read of other people having rebooting or similar problems on a Malwarebytes forum. It doesn't appear to be wide spread though. Just the luck of the draw that time.

Author:  Evan614 [ February 23rd, 2013, 9:53 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Mac people: the virus are coming....

oh rog, I forgot to mention Apple has been getting viruses for a while.
link is a document written in 1989 ftp://ciac.llnl.gov/pub/ciac/sectools/m ... /mac89.txt

They have been hiding that they have viruses & malware for a long time.

http://www.reedcorner.net/mmg/
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/04/0 ... nger-safe/

Author:  Zombie [ March 7th, 2013, 1:57 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Mac people: the virus are coming....

The only thing I have ever gotten on a Mac was a worm, years ago. I would hear my drive suddenly spin up, looked it up online, found out what it was, downloaded a fix, and killed the worm in minutes.

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