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It was only a matter of time

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Papazita, May 20, 2011.

  1. Jon_West


    Jan 8, 2009
    GTA, Ontario
  2. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    Do you think this is the first time it has happened?

  3. BioDriver

    BioDriver A Cinderella story

    Aug 29, 2008
    Austin, TX
    This really shouldn't be an issue, nor is this the first time a piece of malware has popped up for OS X (or Linux for that matter). The only people who should be worried about viruses and malware are people who don't know how to use the internet.
  4. I had that pop up earlier today. It self downloaded, then asked if I wanted to install it. Straight into the trash it went, then emptied the trash. It is the first time something like that has happened, though I did just do a reinstall lately and the computer is running much better. So more than likely I had at least a couple of other Malware in my computer.
  5. seventhson

    seventhson Supporting Member

    Aug 12, 2005
    Seattle, WA
  6. L-A


    Jul 17, 2008
    Simple reason. Saying to the customer "It's yer own damn fault if you authorized it" is the truth and no good for business, while saying "Yes, I can fix that" makes Apple the perceived cause for the customer's error.

    Hence, don't say it's malware, and don't start asking "Did you *really* authorize a program you don't even know!?"
  7. Selta


    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
    Total fanboi of: Fractal Audio, AudiKinesis Cabs, Dingwall basses
    Which is a BS policy. Every other PC seller (Dell, HP, etc.) and even Microsoft will help confirm whether or not you have malware/virus and give you ideas on how to fix it yourself, or will fix it for you for a nominal fee. Apple plugging it's ears and saying "LA LA LA LA we don't know, you may or may not have malware and in either case I won't help you. Goodbye." Is terrible. Typical of Apple, though. All this does is give them the ability to deny malware on Macs - "I have never seen any malware on a Mac." - of course you haven't. :rolleyes:
  8. L-A


    Jul 17, 2008
    Ah yeah, that makes sense. They will protect their golden claim of no viruses.

    OTOH, it's sort of common knowledge that if you get a virus on your Windows PC, Dell or HP has nothing to do with it. I'm pretty sure Apple will get sued by morons claiming it's the company's fault if there's a virus (made by a third-party, authorized by an ignorant user) that infected an Apple computer.

    FWIW, I'm expecting another company to step on Apple's toes pretty soon (five-ish years?).
  9. MakiSupaStar

    MakiSupaStar The Lowdown Diggler

    Apr 12, 2006
    Huntington Beach, CA
    So I'm on my iPhone and that movie format is not supported :scowl:. Anyone want to give me the name of the app that tries to install? Or the message that appears. I'm a little worried about my wife on my home computer. I can totally see her installing it accidentally.
  10. hover


    Oct 4, 2008
    All I know is with the title of the pop-up, though always a known ploy in Windows based viral subterfuge, really touches on Mac owner's feelings of infallibility in their machines... you know?

    "Mac Defender"???? It's gotta be good, it's for a Mac!


    AW CRAP!
  11. For me a saw a quick page that popped up that said Mac Defender on it. The page disappeared almost as quickly as it appeared, then it started downloading itself. Once the download finished, about 5-10 seconds, I got a window which asked me if I wanted to install Mac Defender. I immediately closed that window, didn't click anything on the window, then found the file in the download folder and deleted it, then emptied trash folder.

    I have run into rigged install windows on a couple of windows malware, that if you click install or cancel, will still install it. But not if you close the window without clicking either.
  12. Etienned


    Jul 16, 2010
    Solution : "it's a malware present on illegitimate pRon websites..."

    Greatly reduce the number of complaint.
  13. the problem with this is that all porn is legitmate
  14. I am shocked, SHOCKED that someone would attack the holiness and wonderfulness that is the Apple OS with a virus! ;)

    Have they no shame?

    Shouldn't we be spending ALL our time reviling the evilness that is Bill Gates and Microsoft?

    SURELY there is nothing but goodness in Mac, and nothing but evil in MS. ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) :spit:
  15. Etienned


    Jul 16, 2010
    And since when facts have any relevancy with marketing ?
  16. who needs facts when you have sensationalism

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