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I just got this message below on skype and I opened it and the system did some sort of scanning thing, as a mac user have I infected my computer with a trojan? Here was the message:



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4:59 PM
WINDOWS REQUIRES IMMEDIATE ATTENTION
=============================

ATTENTION ! Security Center has detected
malware on your computer !

Affected Software:

Microsoft Windows NT Workstation
Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0
Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows XP
Microsoft Windows Win98
Microsoft Windows Server 2003

Impact of Vulnerability: Remote Code Execution / Virus Infection /
Unexpected shutdowns

Recommendation: Users running vulnerable version should install a repair
utility immediately

Your system IS affected, download the patch from the address below !
Failure to do so may result in severe computer malfunction.

http://www.updatew.org/?q=scan
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Are you running Windows on your Mac? Did you look closely when taking that fake test? Win32? OSX has no Win32 or none of those directories. It's fake. If not how is it finding Windows on my G5 iMac?

In other words, don't worry about it. That so called TEST has nothing to do with OSX.

Sites like that bother me as they are trying to get you to purchase their software in the end. Here is a screenshot if you click repair. They want your $$$.
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I don't run windows on my mac, and I didn't really look at the scan thing, I just closed it.
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That link is a definite scam

after all (I did this from a non admin account just in case) - it was scanning all the dll files on my G4!!!

I suspect once the scan had finished I would be invited to download a "fix" that would no doubt be a PC trojan and my computer (if it was running windows) would join another botnet
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I don't run windows on my mac, and I didn't really look at the scan thing, I just closed it.
I edited my post and put in a picture of what they are after. Total Scan.
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The OP posted a Windows-oriented bogus message. I'm getting the following from Skype, titled sintsystmas1:

SYSTEM REQUIRES IMMEDIATE ATTENTION
****************************************

ATTENTION ! Security Center has detected
malware on your computer !

Affected Software:

Apple Macintosh 10.6 Snow Leopard
Apple Macintosh 10.5 Leopard
Apple Macintosh 10.4 Tiger
Microsoft Windows 7
Microsoft Windows Vista
Microsoft Windows XP

Impact of Vulnerability: Remote Code Execution / Virus Infection /
Unexpected shutdowns

Recommendation: Users running vulnerable version should install a repair utility immediately

Your system IS affected, download the patch from the address below !
Failure to do so may result in severe computer malfunction.

[url-url]

For the link to become active, please click on 'Add to contacts' skype button or type it in manually into your web browser!
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I assume this is bogus, and would appreciate advise as to whether I should install genuine security software on my Macs.
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It's the exact same scam by the exact same folks - only now trying to scam $$ from those running OS X as well as Windows.

I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.
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