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  • a brody Level 9 Level 9
    expertise.classicmacos
    Classic Mac OS

    Sorry, we can't help you anymore here.  You installed a virus on your computer.  Anything from Piratebay is suspect.  Erase your computer and start over.

  • Fortuny Level 7 Level 7

    That "educated" came from a search sometime ago for another Poster in here asking about avaiability of GTA IV for Mac.

     

    Otherwise it would have a "wild" guess... (I differentiate between these two)

     

    And looky-look

     

    Stefan

  • a brody Level 9 Level 9
    expertise.classicmacos
    Classic Mac OS

    Thanks Fortuny.   I just didn't want to be guilty of presuming anything.

  • Fortuny Level 7 Level 7

    Your only "guilt" is your helpfulness

  • igmackenzie Level 4 Level 4

    That's why I asked the loaded question on the previous page - there is no GTA IV for Mac.  The OP only has himself to blame for any issues.

  • a brody Level 9 Level 9
    expertise.classicmacos
    Classic Mac OS

    I have to believe if it is being distributed as a DMG, that there is the possibility of a Mac version coming out, but since we can't speculate on future releases, I would say, if you want to try a version that works on Mac OS X, to contact the developer in question and ask if you can be on their non-disclosure based beta testing program with the knowledge that you will probably have to find out how to remove any beta before installing any final release from the developer in question.  Nobody else would be able to help you.  Going through Piratebay, you are just exposing yourself to people who either are violating the developer's non-disclosure agreement on a beta (program that makes you a guinea pig for any non-release material), or are fraudulantly posting it as a Mac version with the hope of getting you to download some trojan horse.   Either way, until the software is released for the Mac in one of the download sites I mention together with the Mac App Store below, or through software stores, nobody here can comment on the Mac version or its ability or lack thereof on a Mac.

  • a brody Level 9 Level 9
    expertise.classicmacos
    Classic Mac OS

    No help will be forthcoming.  You already made yourself vulnerable.  Read the posts I made above.

  • misalaram Level 1 Level 1

    you said i installed virus on my mac but i scan my mac nothing is find as a virus....i use mackeeper and cleanmymac applications....any way i deleted that GTA IV dmg file...thanks for answer

  • misalaram Level 1 Level 1

    so what type damage can be happen in my mac please help me out...i brought my mac just one one month ago,i am using windows 7 bootcamp, please tell me what vulnerable happen?
    i can tell u one thing my starting and shutdown has became slow

  • a brody Level 9 Level 9
    expertise.classicmacos
    Classic Mac OS

    First off, I don't know how Boot camp will figure into this.  All I know is that MacKeeper is not safe for Mac use anyway.  It can cause applications to become unlaunchable, and the system to become slower.  The only routinely run software you need on Mac OS X is a backup*:

     

    http://www.macmaps.com/backup.html

     

    Windows needs anti-virus.

     

    There are a few trojan horses that tag along software from pirate websites that can wipe out your file system, damage your files so they aren't able to be opened, or make certain websites inaccessible.   Some may not even be detectable by Mac anti-virus software as they are mainly geared to eliminate Windows viruses before they get spread back to someone running Windows.  Those running pirated software are on the front line when it comes to anything new trojan horse wise, as frequently those titles will want to install their own little patches to the operating system.  Sometimes the anti-virus software is not caught up in that regard.  Don't put yourself at risk, simply by staying legal.   Running Windows you have many more means of getting at risk even if you do stay legal.  In the future only get software from known safe websites as I itemized above.

  • misalaram Level 1 Level 1

    i already have backup for OS X..whlie i am switching to windows it show's me 3 disk's...MAC, WINDOWS,BACKUP....so i have backup...so what should i do now?
    i am running kaspersky antivirus 2012 in my windows 7.......so what should i do now?....my mac getting slow while starting

  • doh1231 Level 2 Level 2

    There are hundreds of Windows only games that are ported to the Mac by hobbyists.  These are not professional or supported ports.  When you download these ports... they are illegal copies of the game... so if you do not currently have a license for the game (normal Windows version) you are breaking the law.  You can also download just wrappers for these games... which are basically a full port done, then the game files are taken out of the Mac app... you install your own game files from your purchased copy into the wrapper and then it works.

     

    Wineskin is one such fully open source tool based on porting that anyone can use.

     

    Cider is one made by Transgaming that is only used by large game companies for official ports. but many people hack them apart and make them run different games so you'll see a lot of Cider hacked games out there that are also not official ports.

     

    Hobby porting can be anywhere from easy to very difficult, just on a game by game basis... but there are hundreds floating around the Internet that are done by hobbyists.

     

    There is a community on the forus over at Portingteam.com that focus on just this.

  • misalaram Level 1 Level 1

    i already have backup for OS X..whlie i am switching to windows it show's me 3 disk's...MAC, WINDOWS,BACKUP....so i have backup...so what should i do now?

    i am running kaspersky antivirus 2012 in my windows 7.......so what should i do now?....my mac getting slow while starting

  • misalaram Level 1 Level 1

    thanks buddy ....i will use porting site to downloads