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  • Mrwideboy Calculating status...
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    Apr 9, 2012 12:50 AM (in response to macfrombrampton)

    Why do apple continue to say they don't get pc viruses? Of course they don't they operating system is different, but this  false advertising because people think you can't get viruses on a mac or iPad, but that is not true is it?

     

     

    Personally I like to see that smug look of mac users being wiped off there face when they get a virus, even 275 macs at the apple in california were infected with flashback trogen. No system is invulnerable, ha ha

  • thomas_r. Level 7 Level 7 (26,940 points)
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    Apr 9, 2012 4:55 AM (in response to Mrwideboy)

    First, Apple has not said anoint about viruses in any ads for quite some time.

     

    Second, Macs DON'T get PC viruses, because they're PC viruses.  That means they only work on Windows.  Macs can get Mac-specific malware, and nobody with any sense has claimed otherwise for some time now.

     

    Third, it is usually the novice users who couldn't give a flip about the whole Mac vs PC thing who get infected.  Are you really so self-obsessed as to wish ill on such people, and laugh at their misfortune, because you have something against Mac zealots?  That is truly foolish.

  • thomas_r. Level 7 Level 7 (26,940 points)
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    Apr 9, 2012 6:15 AM (in response to thomas_r.)

    Of course, that was supposed to say "anything," not "anoint."  Darn iPad autocorrect!

  • eww Level 9 Level 9 (52,975 points)
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    Apr 9, 2012 6:17 AM (in response to thomas_r.)

    Posting here from an iPad is a bit of a trial, isn't it?

  • thomas_r. Level 7 Level 7 (26,940 points)
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    Apr 9, 2012 6:28 AM (in response to eww)

    Posting here from an iPad is a bit of a trial, isn't it?

     

    LOL, indeed it is!

  • MadMacs0 Level 4 Level 4 (3,320 points)
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    Apr 9, 2012 9:26 AM (in response to eww)

    eww wrote:

     

    Posting here from an iPad is a bit of a trial, isn't it?

    Do you think they will ever fix it? I suppose I should check out the iPad forum, but never seem to find the time.

  • eww Level 9 Level 9 (52,975 points)
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    Apr 9, 2012 12:15 PM (in response to MadMacs0)

    Who knows. What irks me the most is not having any Edit Post option when I'm on my iPad, since I often want to add afterthoughts to my posts. I've almost never poked my head into the iPad forum either.

  • Mrwideboy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 10, 2012 11:26 PM (in response to eww)

    Off topic I know, but you really need the arrow keys so you can scroll along and edit that way, because if you the sentence is bigger than the box you are writing in you can't edit it.

  • thomas_r. Level 7 Level 7 (26,940 points)
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    Apr 24, 2012 3:28 AM (in response to macfrombrampton)

    No, that is most definitely not what it does.  No currently known Mac malware behaves as you describe.  It is simply a junk e-mail that tries to use a link that looks like it goes to a legit site but actually goes to a malicious site for phishing purposes.  We've been over that already.

  • thomas_r. Level 7 Level 7 (26,940 points)
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    Apr 25, 2012 12:17 PM (in response to macfrombrampton)

    By allowing ClamXav to delete e-mail messages, you are corrupting your mailboxes and possibly allowing the message to come right back in from the IMAP mail server (which it has not been removed from, since it was not properly deleted).  You should stop doing that, rebuild all your mailboxes, and in the future delete those e-mail messages manually.  They cannot hurt you unless you click the link(s) in them and then provide personal information at the spoofed site you end up on.

  • MadMacs0 Level 4 Level 4 (3,320 points)
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    Apr 25, 2012 12:36 PM (in response to macfrombrampton)

    macfrombrampton wrote:

     

    anyone have any definitions for the "Heuristic.Phishing.email.SpoofedDomain"" identified by Clamxav

    I'm certain I've provided you with this before, but it is on this page under Heuristic Name http://wiki.clamav.net/bin/view/Main/MalwareNaming.

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