antivirus-scanner8 a threat for macs?

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antivirus-scanner8 a threat for macs?

Post by Zorkam on Thu Sep 03, 2009 6:58 pm

Hello, I'm using a mac and when I was browsing the web this window which said I needed a scan (and it asked me to click "cancel" or "OK") popped up. Is this a threat for macs? I notice no unusal activity on my computer. (as said in topic; the site was antivirus-scanner8)

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Re: antivirus-scanner8 a threat for macs?

Post by Doctor Inferno on Fri Sep 04, 2009 6:58 am

Hello,

It isn't a threat for Macs, but if it keeps poping up in your screen, then something is wrong.


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Re: antivirus-scanner8 a threat for macs?

Post by Zorkam on Fri Sep 04, 2009 4:32 pm

Okey, if this is not a real threat I'd rather not take more of your time so I'll ask one last thing before I let it go (unless this turns out to be a serious problem).

You said something is wrong? What would that be? Just to clarify, this is nothing that pops up just like that, it's only when I'm browsing the web, it has only happened twice and only from one specific site.

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Re: antivirus-scanner8 a threat for macs?

Post by Doctor Inferno on Sat Sep 05, 2009 5:28 am

Hello,

That browser hijacker is not designed to work on a Mac, but if it does, then some thing's definitely not right. But since you said it comes form a specific website, then there's nothing to worry about because your browser has not been hijacked.


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