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Old 06-05-2011, 09:37 PM   #16
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I encountered one of these a while back that was called MacDefender when I went to Hotmail. It popped up and told me I had viruses, but I didn't believe it, because it randomly showed up and I was suspicious. So I googled it and found out that it's a trojan designed to trick people into thinking they have viruses and getting them to buy this fake software and provide a credit card number. It said that it piggybacks on normal sites and that it's mostly designed for stealing credit card numbers. The site I found gave instructions for removal and nothing else has popped up since then.
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Old 06-11-2011, 09:53 PM   #17
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It happened again a few days ago, this time from a Google image search. I read that if you use Safari, you should go to Preferences, and under General, uncheck "Open 'safe" files after downloading." This will stop the trojan from opening automatically after it downloads.
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