Currently Being ModeratedMay 7, 2011 11:08 AM (in response to originale)
If that opens while using a Web Browser, you are being offered Malware that would like to scare you into downloading and installing a Trojan Horse program that will take over your Mac.
Be sure your Browser settings do not include [√] Open "safe" downloads automatically.
NO downloads are safe. You should consider carefully and give your permission for each and every one.Beige G3, G4/867, G4/dual 1.25 MDD, MacPro'09 w cheap SSD, Mac OS 8.6 or Earlier, and 9.2, 10.5 and Server - LW IIg, LW 4/600, ATalk ImageWriter L
Currently Being ModeratedMay 7, 2011 11:39 AM (in response to Grant Bennet-Alder)
No it just appears on the screen- before I can do anything. But thanks about the settings hint. I will check. I likelly downloaded something that I shouldn't . Not sure how to figure out what. I am not as familiar with gettign rid of something on Mac as I am on PC- where years of junk has made me an expert computer tinkerer. But Mac environment i snew to me.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 7, 2011 1:17 PM (in response to originale)
Fake AV/Malware alerts happen no matter what platform.
Infected search engine results, adware, all the usuals.
"Vishing" is the new Skype for tricking and lurring users into "Phising" or downloading malware.
Try Firefox with NoScript and use the same common sense you developed in the past.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 7, 2011 5:29 PM (in response to The hatter)
So how do I fix this? Lots of the virus cleaners are windows based. And where is the NoScript? I looked in preferneces but didn't see anything. Thanks for the help. Does Vishing happen when I use Skype? Should I not use Skype again?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 8, 2011 9:21 AM (in response to originale)
If you use Firefox I assume you know where and how to find and install extensions.
A liitle searching will turn up what you need. Whether Google, Bing, or Mac oriented news, tips, file downloads.
The most common and popular AV mentioned -
And commercial products:
So they do exist but haven't played much of a role.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 8, 2011 9:48 AM (in response to originale)
NoScript is a Firefox Add-on, not a built-in option.
Search for it and you will find it very quickly.Beige G3, G4/867, G4/dual 1.25 MDD, MacPro'09 w cheap SSD, Mac OS 8.6 or Earlier, and 9.2, 10.5 and Server - LW IIg, LW 4/600, ATalk ImageWriter L
Currently Being ModeratedMay 11, 2011 6:47 PM (in response to The hatter)
Scan found no viruses. But so much going on. My other post got no responses. I am wondering about the weird things. Now, in OUtlook for Mac. I delete messages only to find them all back in my inbox in bold- like they hadn't been opened. Thousands of them.
What do you think is going on?
Currently Being ModeratedJun 1, 2011 2:38 PM (in response to originale)
Disable Canon IJ Network Scanner auto start in Mac:-
- Go to System Preference -> Accounts
- Select your account at the left column
- Click on “Login Items” tab
- Highlight Canon IJ Network Scanner
- Done, you have just disabled "Scan from PC settings" from auto start