Virus on a mac

October 24, 2009 at 08:57:32
Specs: Macintosh
I just had a virus scanner pop up on my mac computer, stating that I have 6 infected files on local disk C and 6 infected files on local disk D. It says, Windows infected, 12 threats detected on operation system Windows Vista. The link of the window that came open is
http://scan.jokerash.cn/vista1/6/48...

How valid is this warning? Should I click on the button that says "Erase Infected"? What else should I do about this?


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#1
October 24, 2009 at 10:12:28
What anti-virus program are you running ?

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#2
October 24, 2009 at 11:30:12
The link is the virus, my computer blocked it from opening displaying a virus warning.

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#3
October 24, 2009 at 15:05:59
If you are not running Windows & a site is telling you that "Windows infected, 12 threats detected on operation system Windows Vista.," that should have clued you in that the site is potentially unsafe & probably malicious.

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#4
October 24, 2009 at 15:50:06
I had assumed that you were doing a dual boot and that you had booted into Vista. If not, then go with response 3.

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#5
October 25, 2009 at 08:42:08
NEVER trust those popups.

It is a way to download a virus on your computer to steal your information , like credit card numbers and bank numbers.

Learn as many best practices and always use firewalls, antivirus software (that you installed from trusted sources) and antispyware applications.

Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)


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#6
October 25, 2009 at 09:16:11
Thank you all so much.

I suspected that this warning was the real danger, but I wanted to be sure, because I'm not much of a computer guru. I never clicked on anything or opened anything related. So, will my mac be ok, most likely?

Thanks again,
~Mayla


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#7
October 25, 2009 at 20:14:41
You'll be fine, so long as you continue to exercise good judgment when using the computer, including when surfing the minefield that often masquerades itself as the internet ;-)

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