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04-05-2012, 02:36 PM #21
This isn't really apple fault, as it is a vulnerability in Java, which is made by Oracle
04-05-2012, 03:03 PM #22
ClamxAV is a much better option for a free antivirus.
Get the one from their site not the appstore. The appstore version does not have the sentry; which is a live scanner to watch a folder i.e. download folder.
Avoid Sophos at all costs. It will actually make you more vulnerable. It's update part runs as admin.
Or use nothing and be aware of what you are doing on the web and have the "automatically update safe downloads list" in the preference>security panel.
Last edited by Cer0; 04-05-2012 at 03:10 PM.
04-05-2012, 03:57 PM #23
how would I know if my mac is infected?
04-05-2012, 04:41 PM #24
04-05-2012, 05:36 PM #25
Threat Description: Trojan-DownloaderSX/Flashback.I
Also note if you have any of these installed it auto canceled itself at the start. It checks to see if you have these apps installed:
It also check for :
/Applications/Microsoft Office 2008
/Applications/Microsoft Office 2011
I use littlesnitch myself anyway.
04-05-2012, 08:57 PM #26
The only reason Macs did not get viruses in the past was because the installed Mac user base was too small for virus writers to bother with. Now that Mac is much more popular, there will be viruses. There was never any "magic" about being a Mac that kept viruses away.
04-05-2012, 09:47 PM #27
Thanks for the link F-Secure. I followed their instructions and have determined my Mac is clean, yay me
04-05-2012, 09:59 PM #28
(BTW I LOVE corgis. Hope to get one some day.)