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    fbi virus on mac air
    i got the fbi virus, and im using mac air. i was trying to future out how to clean it but i just could not find any method for mac since everyone is talking about how to deal with it on pc. any help?? thx a lot

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    Firstly how do you know you have a fbi virus ?? The reason you cant find anything about removing from a Mac, is because it doesnt affect a Mac . . Please supply more information, what OS you are running on what type of Mac.

    It cant be on there unless you typed in your Master Password and installed it. Go Here and see if you truely have it

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    G'day and welcome to the forums.

    Mac OS X - there are no viruses. If it is a Windows virus it cannot run under the Unix code. Let the Windows users worry about that and the thousands of other viruses.
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    The fbi virus is a Windows virus and can not infect your Mac. Here is the LINK to info regarding the virus and how it pretends to ask you for a ransom to unlock your computer.

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    thank you guys,
    i got the virus when i was visiting porn website. it posed as fbi asking for a fine, it is obviously fake, but when i tried to close the window i just can not close it, no matter how i try, it said my browser has been locked, i can not even shut down my mac because the safari made it unable to shut down whatsoever. when i searched for how to clean fbi virus on mac, some people said that there are some antivirus app for mac, so i went to the app store and downloaded one, its called iantivirus, finally i installed it and scanned my entire computer, but it turns out ' no threat has been found ' after 10 min fully scan.. So i went to downloaded another antivirus app called bitdefender virus scanner, and ' no malware found ' again!!!!!
    are you kidding me???!!! the virus is right in front of my face, right on the desktop, i can not close it , i can not even shut down my computer, it is just waste of time on those antivirus app. btw both app are free.
    guess what happened, when i just felt like I'm having too many programs running so i went to apple icon on the left side, click force quit, and then I just closed the safari including the virus one. i was like, what ???? did i just close it??? honestly i don't remember if i ever tried to force quit the virus from the apple icon before i went crazy downloading antivirus app. Maybe i did, and now i succeed because of the help of the antivirus app??? I don't know. but the virus website is gone for sure, and i can also shut down my mac now, everything seems doing good, but i am not really sure if everything is 100% healthy after this time.

    Also, i can't help wondering: should human being really stop visiting porn websites???

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    thank you guys,
    im using os.x 10.8.4, the virus page just can not be closed, it said that the browser is locked, i could not even shut down my computer because of the safari being locked whatsoever. I downloaded two antiviirus app from app store, but both of them said ' no malware has been found ' after full scan. I was like, are you kidding me, the virus is right in front of my face, right on my desktop. btw they are both free.
    when i felt that i have too many programs running, i went to the apple icon------force quit------safari, i just close it,, i just closed the virus page which was unclosesable, now i clean all the safari history, and the virus page is gone for sure, but i am not really sure if everything is 100% healthy after this time.


    i cant help wondering: should human being really stop visiting porn website for a better future??

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    i got it .i just force quit from apple icon.

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    hey, i have something more to say. i did download some antivirus for mac from app store, but when i full scan, it said ' no threat has been found' while the virus was right in front of me on my desktop. after 1 hour, i felt i have too many programs running, so i went to the apply icon, and click force quit, and i just quit the virus page like this................ i did not remember if i ever tried this before, i think i did, but it didn't work, i dont really know what happened, im not expert of laptop. but it did gave me a couple hours like a hell.
    btw, i got the virus while i was visiting porn website. so watch out .

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    It's not a virus - It's a regular old browser popup window.

    These are used by advertisers of all sorts. The ones that won't close are often used by the fake anti-virus software companies trying to get you to buy their anti-virus and have a popup saying you have a virus and show you a fake scan of your hard drive.

    When you get a popup that can't be closed:

    head for the Dock - right click on the browser icon of whichever browser you're using - select quit - it won't quit - then go back and right click on it again and select Force Quit.

    or

    open up Activity Monitor - highlight the browser from the list and then select Quit Process - it won't quit - while it's still highlighted, you can then select Force Quit.

    Sometimes, you do need to do a hard shut down - e.g. hold the power button until it turns off.
    Then when you turn the machine back on and launch the browser, it's going to load those same pages - gotta be quick and close all those tabs before they can load. Can take a couple of tries.

    Open Safari - Preferences - Security tab - put a check next to Block popups.

    Or, just quit visiting porn sites.
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    In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.

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    Repeat repeat repeat .. there are no mac OS X viruses.

    And the App Sore is like other business that follow the old Latin proverb .. a buck is a buck is a buck.
    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!

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