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My friend called me down cause her Macbook Pro contracted a virus. Im not sure what it is or what i did. I checked her downloads and found about 9 or 10 files titled "InstallAVg_77011802-(and then the numeric number of the files)" and it was an .exe file. I honestly was blindsided by the whole thing. Any ideas or help? i dont know whats going on.
 

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I don't know what that is specifically, but I was just listening to the radio 5 mins ago, and the host mentioned that there is a Virus going around to mac users specifically, and to watch out. I am assuming he was referring to what you are. I am going to check my Macbook right away, and am kinda worried.
 

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AND THEY BRAG ABOUT MACS BEING SAFE

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But srsly, keep listening around. Eventually an antivirus will be available, seeing as it's quite a new bug.
 

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science said:
Its a trojan in iWork pirated copies, not a virus. Is it even a virus? What is it doing?
Its a trojan, which you can only get if you type an administrator pw and install it

I got The cs4 trial from adobes site when they had the glitch thing
 

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I don't think that Apple should advertise that Macs are "Virus-free" or "Less likely to crash". Neither are true, and in my experience, Macs crash more often, but in more subtle ways.
 

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From what I have heard macs aren't safe from viruses! Viruses in most cases just infect machines that's running windows, is that true? nothing's stopping people from making viruses for macs there's probably a few out there already, It's just not so popular.
 

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thegame07 said:
From what I have heard macs aren't safe from viruses! Viruses in most cases just infect machines that's running windows, is that true? nothing's stopping people from making viruses for macs there's probably a few out there already, It's just not so popular.
And you need an admin password typed in at the time of the attack to cripple anything
 

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I'm sure someone could make a trojan that gets root access discreetly. Macs don't have enough market share yet for serious profiting hackers/crackers to commit, though.
 

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Linkiboy said:
I'm sure someone could make a trojan that gets root access discreetly. Macs don't have enough market share yet for serious profiting hackers/crackers to commit, though.

rhyguy said:
QUOTE(thegame07 @ Jan 28 2009, 02:03 PM) From what I have heard macs aren't safe from viruses! Viruses in most cases just infect machines that's running windows, is that true? nothing's stopping people from making viruses for macs there's probably a few out there already, It's just not so popular.
And you need an admin password typed in at the time of the attack to cripple anything
 

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rhyguy said:
science said:
Its a trojan in iWork pirated copies, not a virus. Is it even a virus? What is it doing?
Its a trojan, which you can only get if you type an administrator pw and install it

I got The cs4 trial from adobes site when they had the glitch thing

No I was reffering to the OP when I asked if it was a virus

So to clear things up...

OP: What is this "virus" doing?
 

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