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    virus warning
    I just received a warning that my Mac has a virus. I did not click on anything suggested but took pic. see image.
    is this something I need to worry about. I do not have any virus checker on my Mac. only I use malware bytes regularly.
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    Others may chime in with more info/suggestions but I'd ignore it. This looks like more aggressive marketing by the MaceCleaner crowd.
    “Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard.”
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    It's BS!!!

    Just to be safe, Close any such windows if any are left open, ShutDown your Mac, Wait 30-40 seconds, StartUp your Mac, Run your malware bytes and Carry-on.

    That should purge any such pop-ups.


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    Obviously a scam.

    I don't know why these scammers are not a bit more subtle - this message screams SCAM loud and clear.
    I just read an article about that yesterday:
    https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/tech-s...lace-1.5298336

    PS: I always love the calls I get from "Microsoft Support" telling me that they have detected a serious problem on my PC and I need to give them access to fix it immediately or it will be permanently damaged.
    Last time that happened I went along with it....
    But I couldn't find the Windows keys on my keyboard, couldn't find the icon on the monitor they wanted me to click on.
    After about 10 minutes back and forth, it seems someone more knowledgable got involved at the other end and started cursing at me for wasting their time, LOL

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    @krs My mother has been getting some of these calls off and on for a while now. She doesn't even have an internet-connected computer in the house. Lately, she has been setting the phone aside to see how long they stay on the line before they realize there's no one there.
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    What is really sad is people getting taken for thousands of dollars or even worse, providing access to their computer and having their identity stolen.

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    That message had way too many errors by the writer, an obvious give-away.

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    Last time that happened I went along with it....
    But I couldn't find the Windows keys on my keyboard, couldn't find the icon on the monitor they wanted me to click on.
    After about 10 minutes back and forth, it seems someone more knowledgable got involved at the other end and started cursing at me for wasting their time, LOL

    LOL...!!!

    I Thought I was the only one who did that sort of thing.

    My record so far was 37 minutes acting dumb, not hard, while I was fiddling with my iMac and cleaning up some stuff. Man, his swearing at the end when I finally told him I had a Mac and couldn't find the keys they wanted me to press, it was so foul it would have made an army sergeant blush, even if it was half in broken-English and half in Asian, well I think it was Asian!!! ;-)


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    I have been around a number of Asians for most of my life
    You'll probably get a special deal on the AV and cleanup apps you don't need

    (meant as a joke, honestone33

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    I think we've run the course on this topic.

    To re-iterate: There are no viruses for the Mac and these types of popups are just scareware which will scam you out of money. Do not click, do not call, follow the other good advice given in the posts above.
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    I posted a concern about having a virus on my Mac...just to make sure.
    all comments were valid and confirmed my believe in that one does not need anti virus program on MACs.

    I wanted to thank all who replied but could not find the icon to click for reply.
    is it gone? how do I reply to any posts?
    Last edited by chscag; 10-07-2019 at 08:43 PM.

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    @Lori:

    The thread you originally started about the virus warning was closed because we had not heard back from you.

    I opened the thread again and moved your reply which you sent to the "contact us" to here where it should be.

    Sorry if it caused you to be concerned.

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