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    Mar 13, 2011

    I've had my macbook for about 4 years now and have never experienced what happened this evening....

    I opened an email tonight (no attachment with the email) and received a warning message stating that the message contained a trojan horse. The message continued to say that I should immediately download "something something". I exited the window I was in and canceled the download (unsure of what was happening) then reset safari.

    Is there something else I should do to assure that my computer is secure and absent of a virus?

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    Feb 03, 2009
    Duns. Scottish Borders.
    27" i7 iMac. Intel Quad Core. 16 GB Ram.
    It sounds like it could have been a bogus site trying to sell you something you didn't need by frightening you.

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    Doug b's Avatar
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    Jun 22, 2008
    Forest Hills, NYC
    15-inch Early 2008; Processor 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo; Memory 4 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM; 10.7.5
    Check your DNS settings in Network preferences to make sure that the only DNS values are yours and not something trying to re route you to a bogus site whenever you're online.


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    chas_m's Avatar
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    Jan 22, 2010
    Victoria, BC
    Mid-2012 MBP (16GB, 1TB HD), Monoprice 24-inch second monitor, iPhone 5s 32GB, iPad Air 2 64GB
    Scam. Get a better pop-up blocker.

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    osxx's Avatar
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    Jan 19, 2008
    houston texas
    09 MBP 8GB ram 500GB HD OS 10.9 32B iPad 4 32GB iPhone 5 iOs7 2TB TC Apple TV3
    The best bet when something like this pops up is close the browser because hitting cancel
    or stop is almost the same as ok or start.

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    McYukon's Avatar
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    May 14, 2009
    Near Whitehorse, Yukon
    2012 MBP i7 2.7 GHz 15" Matte - 16 GB RAM - 120 GB Intel SSD - 500 GB DataDoubler Mac OS 10.9
    Ah, I ran over such one site once.
    Can't remember what it was but it gave me the fake PC virus alert window and started downloading a .exe.
    And then because I was curious what had just happened, I reloaded the page and let it run again
    Might seem risky but .exes can't run on Mac so I'm safe.
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