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I'm wondering if this will drive anyone away from using a Mac, and if any will end up on craigslist. I'm also wondering if this will turn up at my school, since every other person there is using a Macbook for various reasons (myself included).


No idea why my previous post was deleted. So I reworded it, and hope if it gets deleted again that someone offers me an explanation. >.>
    
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The one that I had to deal with was not as simple as deleting it. Although their is no registry or rootkit fixes, we did have to modify safari (we just reinstalled it because it was quicker) and it was gone.

But besides that, I can wait to hear someone once again say, "My Mac is superior, it can not get viruses."

LOLs
So essentially it's the same like windows and hijacks the browser in order to always download itself and redirect ... Still delete 2 "folders" is way easier than running malware bytes and other tools several times
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Well is this the year of Macs getting viruses?

I am sorry but is it sad that I smiled a little bit when I discovered this?

Today I had a client come in because her new Mac (>1 week old) had this weird pop up. When I told her it was a virus she FLIPPED!

Full of win!
So you're happy someones computer got a trojan? Whats with the unnecessary apple hate?
    
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So you're happy someones computer got a trojan? Whats with the unnecessary apple hate?
Do you own a mac?
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So you're happy someones computer got a trojan? Whats with the unnecessary apple hate?
The apple hate is toward the snooty users that tout 'macs don't get viruses, we are better than pc users'.

That is why they deserve everything they get. That is why we are happy that they got a virus/trojan.
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Well is this the year of Macs getting viruses?

I am sorry but is it sad that I smiled a little bit when I discovered this?

Today I had a client come in because her new Mac (>1 week old) had this weird pop up. When I told her it was a virus she FLIPPED!

Full of win!
Actually, yes, it is sad that you smiled. It also makes you a terrible human being. Smiling at other's misfortune and promoting the wrongs of those who write these is a pretty crappy thing to do.

Also, considering that there's still really no "viruses" out there for OS X, it's still a fairly secure platform. There's always been scripts for OS X that needed an admin password to run, as well, this example of a trojan, but again, it needs admin rights.

You can't protect against the stupidity of people, whether you have the most secure platform, anti-virus software, etc. Make something as secure as possible and someone will make a better idiot to screw it up.
post #17 of 28
It will happen more and more. I am sure there is a "bug" in OSX anyway. Goodtimes love it love it love it. I dont want other people to get a virus, I just like the idea of apple finding a worm in its core ( ' )
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The one that I had to deal with was not as simple as deleting it. Although their is no registry or rootkit fixes, we did have to modify safari (we just reinstalled it because it was quicker) and it was gone.

But besides that, I can wait to hear someone once again say, "My Mac is superior, it can not get viruses."

LOLs
Really, macs and other unix based operating systems don't get viruses like windows does.

I'd go into a big rant explaining if I had the time, but instead I'll just give the TL;DR:

No amount of software engineering can fix stupid, and Apple markets at stupid people, so... yeah
post #19 of 28
LOL, She freaked over a simple joker virus
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Guys, being pleased Macs are getting viruses is like being pleased people who use more internet pay more for it...
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