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Old 05-28-2011, 07:42 PM   #1
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so my mother and brother share a computer. i had them get a mac since there damn near virus proof, and after what happened to the last computer they shared, i thought that would be a good idea.

so a pop up ad came up this morning "your computer has viruses, click hear to get rid of them" she did, installed some program, and i cant get rid of it now. since then porn pops up on her computer, as well as the annoying upgrade to get rid of these fake viruses crap all the time. the program is called mac guard. any ideas how to get rid of this crap?
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Old 05-28-2011, 10:32 PM   #2
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Apple is issuing a fix.

BTW, Macs aren't anywhere near 'virus proof'. Windows computers were just too ubiquitous and vulnerable, allowing Macintoshes to remain under the malware radar.
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Old 05-29-2011, 03:52 AM   #3
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That is apple new malware. I hope it will fix soon.
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Old 05-31-2011, 10:06 AM   #4
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Any platform is virus-proof if the person using it is using a good AV + isn't oblivious to obvious virus sites

use the Mac free trial, see how you get on Kaspersky Lab United States | Antivirus Computer Security
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Default Re: mac computer virus... wtf?

eeeek. you shouldn't listen to websites that say "you have virus, install this!".
but your mother did...okay. try AV for Mac, I guess.
and MAC isn't completely virus/malware free.
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Old 06-14-2011, 04:56 PM   #6
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Have you gotten rid of the program or do you still require further assistance with this problem?
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