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    Malware and OSX?
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    Malware and OSX?
    Do I have to worry about viruses and malware on OSX? I have a new iMac that's running the latest edition of OSX. I just had a malware involuntarily start downloading to my computer. I clicked cancel then looked for it. I could not find it in the downloads folder. However, I did see a malware.zip file in my trash. Does OSX automatically put a dangerous file like that in the trash?

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    Malware and OSX?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raz0rEdge View Post
    Thanks!

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    Malware and OSX?
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    If you are referring to MacDefender, give this thread a read.
    http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/app...val-guide.html
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    Reminder: Please include your Mac's specs. This will make it much easier for the other members to assist you.

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    Malware and OSX?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacLover2011 View Post
    Do I have to worry about viruses and malware on OSX? I have a new iMac that's running the latest edition of OSX. I just had a malware involuntarily start downloading to my computer. I clicked cancel then looked for it. I could not find it in the downloads folder. However, I did see a malware.zip file in my trash. Does OSX automatically put a dangerous file like that in the trash?
    It was nice of the malware writer to name it something that could be easily recognized...

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