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Dr. Web and script.virus: the real deal?


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I downloaded the Dr. Web anti-virus program and have a thirty day trial.

About every two hours, a message (with a sound) pops up, saying it has caught a script.virus. It's always in user/library/com.apple/safari/fscacheddata (I skipped some directories, but always in fsCachedData). Even if I am not at the computer.

Are these real threats? Are they made up to make me think I have all these threats so I purchase the software? Anyone know?

Thanks in advance.
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Send Dr. Web to the emergency room and get rid of it. You don't need it, especially one that sends false notifications every two hours. Since there are no viruses in the wild that can infect OS X, (there is some malware which you can avoid with sensible computing) software such as Dr. Web will just load down your system and cause you to worry over nothing. If you must use an AV program (because your employer or school requires it) look around for one that's less intrusive.
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Dr Web, that Russian-operated "anti virus" that has been caught as authoring malware and is suspected to be a front for identity theft/credit card theft? THAT Dr Web?
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Get rid of Dr Web and read this.
Official antivirus, malware, and firewall FAQ
If you are sensible there ids no need for Anti-virus software on your mac.
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i downloaded the dr. Web anti-virus program.
why???

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