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HT1338 can a macbook pro have spyware

443 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 5, 2013 5:59 AM by WZZZ RSS
Joe Bello Calculating status...
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Feb 4, 2013 10:15 PM

If so, how may I clean it?

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  • seventy one Level 6 Level 6 (8,445 points)
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    Feb 5, 2013 1:28 AM (in response to Joe Bello)

    It is possible if you have been careless.   Without knowing what spyware you 'may' have it is difficult to recommend anything ... but whatever you do, do not download MacKeeper or anything from the Zeobit stable.  

  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,300 points)
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    Feb 5, 2013 2:10 AM (in response to Joe Bello)

    There are many forms of ‘Malware’ that can affect a computer system, of which ‘a virus’ is but one type, ‘trojans’ another. Using the strict definition of a computer virus, no viruses that can attack OS X have so far been detected 'in the wild', i.e. in anything other than laboratory conditions. The same is not true of other forms of malware, such as Trojans. Whilst it is a fairly safe bet that your Mac will NOT be infected by a virus, it may have other security-related problem, but more likely a technical problem unrelated to any malware threat.

    You may find this User Tip on Viruses, Trojan Detection and Removal, as well as general Internet Security and Privacy, useful:

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-2435

     

    The User Tip (which you are welcome to print out and retain for future reference) seeks to offer guidance on the main security threats and how to avoid them.

     

    More useful information can also be found here:

     

    http://www.reedcorner.net/mmg/

  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (11,875 points)
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    Feb 5, 2013 5:59 AM (in response to Joe Bello)

    Why do you ask?

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