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HT4650: How to avoid or remove Mac Defender malware in Mac OS X v10.6 or earlier

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HT4650 How can I run a virus/malware check on my IMac?

553 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Mar 2, 2013 8:03 AM by Kurt Lang RSS
Frederick Avitto Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Mar 2, 2013 7:48 AM

I use AOL for my email. AOL froze my email acct because they said it sent out multiple emails that were not normal activity on my acct. They said I probably opened an email that triggered this activity and I should check my computer for viruses and malware.

iMac, iOS 6.1.2, I use AOL for my email.
  • Kurt Lang Level 7 Level 7 (31,485 points)

    While there are a few types of malware which can affect a Mac (a few Trojans, one worm, and a few Java exploits), there is not, nor has there ever been a virus that works in OS X.

     

    Far, FAR more likely is someone hacked into your AOL account and is using your email to send out spam. Go into your account and immediately change your login and email passwords.

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