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Default virus on mac os x...? - 08-13-2010, 01:50 PM

did some find that mac have affecting by the virus???
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Default 08-13-2010, 02:06 PM

There are no viruses on the Mac platform...it might help if you explained any problems you are having.
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Default 08-13-2010, 05:19 PM

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There are no viruses on the Mac platform...it might help if you explained any problems you are having.
I'd google around before saying something like "there are no viruses on the Mac platform". There certainly are. There is also malware. Not common but exists.


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Default 08-13-2010, 08:07 PM

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I'd google around before saying something like "there are no viruses on the Mac platform". There certainly are. There is also malware. Not common but exists.
Okay...demonstrate to me a Mac virus please.
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Default 08-14-2010, 09:28 AM

“OSX/OpinionSpy is installed by a number of applications and screen savers that are distributed on sites such as MacUpdate, VersionTracker and Softpedia,”
Intego Finds Spyware Installed by Freely Distributed Mac Apps - The company?s antivirus software can allegedly detect and eradicate the malware - Softpedia
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Default 08-14-2010, 06:43 PM

A computer virus is a computer program that can copy itself and infect a computer. OpinionSpy is spyware not a virus. As I said before...there are no viruses on the Mac platform.
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Default 08-17-2010, 03:19 PM

Tiger OSX on PPC systems Oompa-Loompa (leap worm) virus mind you some people argue it's a trojan as it needs user interaction via ichat to open run. but it does replicate to your library.

big news at the time 2006.


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Default 08-18-2010, 10:06 AM

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Tiger OSX on PPC systems Oompa-Loompa (leap worm) virus mind you some people argue it's a trojan as it needs user interaction via ichat to open run. but it does replicate to your library.

big news at the time 2006.
There were a few trojans with limited capabilities around in the days of the PPC OSX transition but they all required user interaction to activate them, i.e. input of admin password etc. Oompa-Loompa masqueraded as an image file purporting to a screenshot of the new Mac OS X interface, when double clicked it asked for an admin password to display the image...you'd have to be pretty dumb to fall for that one.
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Default 08-18-2010, 05:07 PM

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Okay...demonstrate to me a Mac virus please.
That would be cool!


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