Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 18
  1. #1


    Member Since
    Sep 02, 2006
    Posts
    198
    Virus from porno junk??
    The other day I left a couple of my friends at my house, while I went to the store really quick. BAD DECISION. They got on my computer and were joking around getting on tons of porn sites. They even downloaded one clip, and were like "click on that!" laughing. So I clicked on it, then realized what it was. I yelled at them and told them I was probably gonna get some stupid virus from it! They were like "I thought macs couldn't get viruses". But I know there are SOME viruses macs can get. If you're not an idiot about what you do with your computer, you don't really have to worry about them!

    Ever since that day I've been getting the "spinning wheel of death" all the time. I keep having to force quit safari, sometimes when I'm in the middle of something important! It seems like my computer only does that when Safari is open, but I'm not %100 sure.

    What can I do to fix this?! I really don't have the time/money to take it in to get it fixed! Plus my dad would be really mad if he found out I let other people use my computer, because he bought it for me.

    Is there anything I can do without taking it in?!

  2. #2


    Member Since
    Mar 11, 2004
    Posts
    1,964
    Download and run Onyx. Let it check the drive for any repairs, and if it says it needs to be fixed, tell it to fix it.

    Under the Maintenance tab in Onyx, click on "Optimize" on the far right, then "Complete Optimization," then "Execute." After it runs, it'll say the machine should be restarted. Do so, then start Onyx again for the rest.

    Under the "Cleaning" tab, click on everything, unless you have forms that fill in automatically. If so, leave it alone but click on all the rest, especially Cookies. One or more may be from the porn site. Click on "Execute."

    (Whenever Onyx tells you the machine should restart, do so, but start Onyx again to continue on from where you left off.)

    Under "Caches," click on everything. I haven't a clue about the stuff under "Options." If you don't, either, leave it alone. Then click "Execute."

    Under "Logs," click on everything except the "Software Update Log." But even if you click on that, it wouldn't matter. Software Update itself doesn't use the log to keep track of anything.

    Under "Trash," click on "Securely Delete." It isn't likely anything is in the trash, and it's even less likely it wouldn't delete if it was, but it can't hurt. Then click "Execute."

    Under "Misc," click on everything, unless you have any "Saved Searches" and email attachments you want to keep. If you do, leave those two alone. If you don't have any Saved Searches, click on it anyway because you may have created one accidentally — or your friends may have. Click "Execute."

    That's it for Onyx. The rest of the stuff at the top is unimportant for your purposes.

    When you restart the machine when Onyx tells you to or for the final time after Onyx is done, it might take longer because the files it uses to speed its starting have been deleted by Onyx. The system has to rebuild those files.

    You might notice, as well, that your available RAM is less, because the machine had to use RAM to rebuild the files. If you restart a second time, everything will be back to normal.

  3. #3

    RiDE's Avatar
    Member Since
    Sep 13, 2006
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    3,570
    Specs:
    Mac's
    READ the owners manual for your MacBook.... It clearly states Mac's are NOT compatible with any pornography. j/k

    I love the "friends" line... that's hilarious.



  4. #4

    giulio's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 19, 2007
    Location
    NY USA
    Posts
    1,813
    Specs:
    iMac 5.1 | iMac 7.1 | iPod Touch | iPod Nano
    Good call, Ride! '...and my friends like donkeys...'
    schweb This has to be one of the best threads ever in MF history...
    Cherokee This gets my vote for most innovative thread on Mac-Forums... ever.

  5. #5


    Member Since
    Mar 11, 2004
    Posts
    1,964
    Quote Originally Posted by RIDE View Post
    READ the owners manual for your MacBook.... It clearly states Mac's are NOT compatible with any pornography.
    Yeah, Macs are pure, and so are their users. But there's no virus on deathtolife04's machine. His friends might have done something else to it, though.

    Quite a while ago I used a bunch of porn sites (they're the worst) to prove Macs are not susceptible to viruses and spyware. I downloaded stuff, including the "free-offer" junk touted to remove spyware. I even *gasp* opened the junk that would open. None of the "spyware removers" would, of course.

    None of it made any difference to the Mac. None of it made any difference to me, either, because, of course, I'm pure.

  6. #6

    ToddG's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 27, 2006
    Posts
    2,071
    Quote Originally Posted by Brown Study View Post
    Quite a while ago I used a bunch of porn sites (they're the worst) to prove Macs are not susceptible to viruses and spyware.
    This would make a good ad campaign for Apple.

    "Honey! Noooooo! I would never look at porn! I was just showing some folks how safe OS X is!"

  7. #7


    Member Since
    Mar 11, 2004
    Posts
    1,964
    Quote Originally Posted by ToddG View Post
    This would make a good ad campaign for Apple.
    LOL! PC and Mac, with Mac swiping the PC bodyguard's dark glasses, then proving to the world Macs are immune.

  8. #8

    D3v1L80Y's Avatar
    Member Since
    Feb 02, 2004
    Location
    PA
    Posts
    12,456
    Specs:
    MacBook
    NOTE: Not a hardware issue. Moved to appropriate software forum
    __________________________________________________
    Posting and YOU|Forum Community Guidelines|The Apple Product Cycle|Forum Courtesy

    mac: a waterproof raincoat made of rubberized fabric
    MAC: a data communication protocol sub-layer, also known as the Media Access Control
    Mac: a brand name which covers several lines of personal computers designed, developed, and marketed by Apple Inc.


  9. #9

    RiDE's Avatar
    Member Since
    Sep 13, 2006
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    3,570
    Specs:
    Mac's
    I think that depends on how you define "hardware" DB.



  10. #10

    Discerptor's Avatar
    Member Since
    Aug 02, 2005
    Posts
    1,229
    Specs:
    2.6GHz Core i7 15" MacBook Pro - 8GB DDR3 SDRAM - 750GB 7200 RPM HDD - GeForce 650M GT 1GB VRAM
    It seems someone forgot to turn on "Private Browsing."

    Just emptying safari's cache and cookies should do the trick.

  11. #11


    Member Since
    Sep 02, 2006
    Posts
    198
    Quote Originally Posted by Discerptor View Post
    It seems someone forgot to turn on "Private Browsing."

    Just emptying safari's cache and cookies should do the trick.


    haha dude if it would have been me messing with my friend's computer, i would have known to turn on private browsing. ;-)

    my friends are PC people. it's horrible.

  12. #12

    RiDE's Avatar
    Member Since
    Sep 13, 2006
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    3,570
    Specs:
    Mac's
    Believe me... I don't think it was you messing with your friends computer...

    ///Off topic.////

    I had a "friend" in college that contracted an STD... what should "he" have done?

  13. #13

    yogi's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 14, 2005
    Location
    Zurich, Switzerland
    Posts
    2,073
    Specs:
    Mac Mini, iPad Air 2, iPhone 5S, Apple TV 4th Gen, Apple Watch (38mm Link Bracelet)
    Quote Originally Posted by RIDE View Post
    I think that depends on how you define "hardware" DB.


    And that from a MOTM ... tststs ... and I voted for the guy... lol just kidding.
    If you liked this post, consider using the Reputation System by hitting the icon on the left.

  14. #14


    Member Since
    Sep 02, 2006
    Posts
    198
    Quote Originally Posted by Brown Study View Post
    Download and run Onyx. Let it check the drive for any repairs, and if it says it needs to be fixed, tell it to fix it.

    Under the Maintenance tab in Onyx, click on "Optimize" on the far right, then "Complete Optimization," then "Execute." After it runs, it'll say the machine should be restarted. Do so, then start Onyx again for the rest.

    Under the "Cleaning" tab, click on everything, unless you have forms that fill in automatically. If so, leave it alone but click on all the rest, especially Cookies. One or more may be from the porn site. Click on "Execute."

    (Whenever Onyx tells you the machine should restart, do so, but start Onyx again to continue on from where you left off.)

    Under "Caches," click on everything. I haven't a clue about the stuff under "Options." If you don't, either, leave it alone. Then click "Execute."

    Under "Logs," click on everything except the "Software Update Log." But even if you click on that, it wouldn't matter. Software Update itself doesn't use the log to keep track of anything.

    Under "Trash," click on "Securely Delete." It isn't likely anything is in the trash, and it's even less likely it wouldn't delete if it was, but it can't hurt. Then click "Execute."

    Under "Misc," click on everything, unless you have any "Saved Searches" and email attachments you want to keep. If you do, leave those two alone. If you don't have any Saved Searches, click on it anyway because you may have created one accidentally or your friends may have. Click "Execute."

    That's it for Onyx. The rest of the stuff at the top is unimportant for your purposes.

    When you restart the machine when Onyx tells you to or for the final time after Onyx is done, it might take longer because the files it uses to speed its starting have been deleted by Onyx. The system has to rebuild those files.

    You might notice, as well, that your available RAM is less, because the machine had to use RAM to rebuild the files. If you restart a second time, everything will be back to normal.


    I'm pretty sure it worked!
    THANKS!

  15. #15


    Member Since
    Nov 06, 2005
    Posts
    128
    Im kind of thinking that Apple created the private browsing feature for no other reason than that.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Mark OSX Yosemite junk mail not junk
    By iMACGuru in forum OS X - Apps and Games
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-19-2014, 11:18 AM
  2. idvd JUNK or junk macbook pro?
    By garret thomas in forum Movies and Video
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-28-2009, 10:40 AM
  3. Mark as Junk, not just move to Junk
    By jakenoble in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 09-19-2007, 05:57 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •