osx virus?

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  1. ALECMM61

    ALECMM61 New Member

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    Im wondering if anyone here has gotten any type of virus/spyware on osx...
    Iv never heard of anyone getting who has gotten one..

    But i know there out there...
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    Teslanaut Well-Known Member

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    Nope, never got one. There is one, kinda, that turns your computer into a Zombie like dealie. You get it from pirating iWork 09.
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    There was the banana virus which turned every possible image on your computer into a banana, but nothing too serious.
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    ALECMM61 New Member

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    zombie like? could you explain more? ive heard about the virus in the pirated version of iwork
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    Teslanaut Well-Known Member

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    Its more of a Trojan. It makes it so that your Mac will periodically either take part in DDOSing someone's website or it'll send out ads or other random stuff. Basically, it becomes a puppet for some hacker somewhere.
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    ohh its a trojan...

    i see....
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    So the lets say hackers what to enter your computer.. would he have to be on a computer runnign osx or windows or would it not matter...

    sorry if my questions are n00bish i am a bit of one.
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    Honestly, I'm not sure. The hacker on the other side doesn't really need to do anything. It's all automatically. The trojan would probably phone home once in a while to check for updates or orders, asking if it has anything it needs to do.

    I wouldn't be paranoid if I were you really. If you are, just get something like LittleSnitch. That thing will warn you if something wants to connect to the internet. At first, it'll be annoying because it'll ask you for everything that wants to connect to the internet. But once you get through that hurdle, it'll be just fine.
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    Yea the only virus for mac I know about is if you download a pirated version of iwork 09.
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    luckly my mac is crisp and clean....

    thank you for the responses i just wanted to know if there was anything out there
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    they had a virus that you got for pirating photoshop cs4

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