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Do I have a virus or spyware????


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Whenever I visit this particular website (no it's not porn!), my Firefox has a pop up that says my computer could be infected by a virus.... and tells me to allow this 'scan' to run and check my computer. It's based off of quick-live-scan.com. I force quite Firefox, but it still downloaded a blank PDF to my desktop. Should I be worried????
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Whenever I visit this particular website (no it's not porn!), my Firefox has a pop up that says my computer could be infected by a virus.... and tells me to allow this 'scan' to run and check my computer. It's based off of quick-live-scan.com. I force quite Firefox, but it still downloaded a blank PDF to my desktop. Should I be worried????
Nah, i wouldn't be worried. Those things are designed for the Windows platform. It won't really effect your Mac. There isn't really any "spyware" that effect the Mac either. It's just for the Windoze users. No worries.

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Good idea not to visit that website?

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Whenever I visit this particular website (no it's not porn!), my Firefox has a pop up that says my computer could be infected by a virus.... and tells me to allow this 'scan' to run and check my computer. It's based off of quick-live-scan.com. I force quite Firefox, but it still downloaded a blank PDF to my desktop. Should I be worried????
No. It's targeting Windows machines but has nothing to do with your Mac. I get those things all the time.


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Good idea not to visit that website?
Probably not on a windows box. You should be in the clear on your Mac though.

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Sites that bring up that FAKE spyware checker drive me crazy and I usually never go back for another visit even on my Mac. Not worth my time.

Like others have said, it's not a virus. It's a fake scanner to get you to purchase their Virus scanner for Windows! Why would a Mac user purchase a Windows program?

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Probably not on a windows box. You should be in the clear on your Mac though.
It is still theoretically possible to pass infections through files to PC users if you are sharing files by some what becoming "the middle man". So it is still a good idea to avoid such websites.

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If you let it scan your computer it'll bring up a fake windows C\windows directory etc, quite funny to watch on a mac....
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