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    Do I have a virus or spyware????

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    Do I have a virus or spyware????
    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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    Do I have a virus or spyware????
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    Quote Originally Posted by CuriousCat View Post
    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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    Do I have a virus or spyware????
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    Good idea not to visit that website?
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    Do I have a virus or spyware????
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    Quote Originally Posted by CuriousCat View Post
    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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    Do I have a virus or spyware????
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    Quote Originally Posted by bad.heron View Post
    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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    Do I have a virus or spyware????
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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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    Do I have a virus or spyware????
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    Quote Originally Posted by tkim View Post
    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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    Do I have a virus or spyware????

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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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