2 Replies Latest reply: Nov 16, 2012 4:35 PM by TDLD
TDLD Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I clicked on a link in an email from someone I knew.  Turns out it wasn't from that person.  Now when I go on google, the computer downloads.  I clear the download history.  I would like to know how to scan to see if I have contracted a computer virus, and clean it up.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Austin Kinsella1 Level 6 Level 6 (11,520 points)

    What does it download?


    If you have applied the latest security updates it is most unlikely that you have picked up any sort of malware that is affecting your computer.

  • TDLD Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I did a reset Safari, clear history, got rid of all the cookies.  So far, it hasn't done it again.  What it had downloaded were two files that I hadn't hit "download now" for.  All I had done was open safari.  I didn't recognize either file, so

    I cleared the history.  I had always applied all updates, so I guess it's okay.  Thank you for your answer.