New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Internet, Networking, and Wireless Discussion of networking, internet, and wireless including Apple's Airport products.

Malware via Facebook ... does this affect Mac users ... ?


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
Maclady2012

 
Member Since: Feb 06, 2012
Posts: 3
Maclady2012 is on a distinguished road

Maclady2012 is offline
Hi peps .... due to the recent threat of Malware (again) gracing the internet, I am reading info about lots of Facebook Malware that is causing problems for people in 2012. Does this just affect Pc users, or is this also affecting any Mac users.?

Certain viral video links (and other links) seem to be causing havoc, and I am also reading about lots of various Malware that is also being used through gaming, Facebook pages, pictures, etc. I have not clicked on any links/videos/games etc (thankfully) but I am slightly concerned of late that things have changed in 2012 ...

I have read several threads already on this forum that reckon Mac's do not need any Antivirus software .... but in 2012, has this changed ...?

It seems that lots of things have changed since the other threads relating to these issues were posted/replied to.

I am quite internet savvy, and I have ran AVG's free software on the Pc, just wanting to know if there is an equivalent that scans for Malware, Trojans, Spyware etc .... and it does need to be free!!

Any info on any of the points raised above would be mucho appreciated by me and other users who may have the same queries and online worries.

Also, please watch the latest "BBC Click" program, it does highlight some important issues that have arisen recently in the banking sector.

Many thanks
QUOTE Thanks
harryb2448

 
harryb2448's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 28, 2007
Location: Nambucca Heads Australia
Posts: 17,751
harryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: iMac i5 2.7GHz, 16GB memory, OS X.10

harryb2448 is offline
There are still no Mac OS X viruses but several malware usually associated with illegal downloads. Have not heard of a Facebook malware, however if you are worried about this, download ClamXAV which is freeware and use that. It is a far better program imho that commercial AV software.


http://www.clamxav.com/download.php


Here is a report on this scam concerning Facebook malware:-


http://www.pcworld.com/article/24928...akes_hold.html

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Gdrive,NetgearN750,USB. -_- | How to setup NAS? »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Who's got the most Macs? narf1899 Schweb's Lounge 139 11-24-2012 10:53 AM
Recommend useful iPod/iPhone Manager Tools for Winodws and Mac users chaterley00 Web Design and Hosting 0 10-13-2009 12:10 AM
Mac Users Get More ISP Choices schweb Apple Rumors and Reports 1 03-06-2003 10:57 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:49 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?