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Virus problems on iMac

By davids
Apr 7, 2006
  1. Hi, does anyone have any tips on virus removal from an iMac?

    I didnt think iMacs were targeted all that often by viruses, but it appears my friend has a virus on his machine. I was wondering if there are similar procedures for removal as there are on Pcs?? He has already run norton, whicvh advised hinm it could not fix the problem.

    Is there aprehaps a similar program as HJT for the Mac?

    I am probably going to go have a look at it on monday but I am sweating a little as Im no great mac expert; hence this post!

    Any help will be much appreciated
     
  2. s3xynanigoat

    s3xynanigoat TS Rookie Posts: 94

    From my knowledge there is only one publicly reported virus for MAC OSx. I am no mac user myself, but I am assuming the iMAC runs OSx. Google on "virus + mac + OSx" or some variant of that.
     
  3. davids

    davids TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 96

    thanks for the link

    Im just going to look at that now...

    I thought the same thing, but my friend is getting naty pop-ups, is it possible it is just a simple exploit like the windows messenger service exploit in xp?
     
  4. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    A more precise description of said popup would help a lot.
     
  5. davids

    davids TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 96

    Sorry A mistake has been made.

    I have to apologise guys:

    I spoke to my friend again and I had misheard him - he has two computers, and the virus problem is on the PC not the Mac. So Hopefully that shouldnt be a major problem.

    Im sorry for wasting your time.
     
  6. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    Nearly half a minute of my free time!

    Apology accepted anyway :p
     
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