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I had a worm virus in my Hotmail - do I need an anti virus for my Macbook to clear it?

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#1 flostan


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Posted 27 January 2010 - 11:57 AM

In the last few days my Hotmail account was hijacked and emails were sent to my entire address book containing a malicious link. This worm virus deleted my contacts and changed junk email filter settings etc

I have a new macbook which as far as I'm aware doesn't have any anti virus software:

Will this worm virus have infected my computer?

Do I need to run an antivirus to clear it from my hotmail? Am I still sharing my hotmail account with the spammer?

If I do need to do any of the above, which software should I use? Is any of it free of charge?

Apologies if some of my questions are stupid I'm not very techy

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#2 Francisck


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Posted 04 February 2010 - 01:29 AM

If it was a worm for windows I would not be worried about getting it on your mac, if you feel that you absolutely need anti virus software for your mac you can use this free software: http://www.clamxav.com/index.php?page=dl, also have you changed your password yet?

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 12:11 PM

Is the Mac attached to a router?
Reset the router and give it a strong password
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Posted 17 February 2010 - 10:16 PM

I agree there is not to much to worry with a virus attacking a mac. I practily dip mine in a virus on windows to see what happens.

Its just that a Virus on Windows computers are developed in a different language then Mac. Mac's are Objective-C programing while programing for Windows is C Sharp. So if you introduce a virus from Windows to Mac the language will not understand it.
However that is just my opinion and not a fact I think :blink:

#5 Marusa


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Posted 25 June 2010 - 10:24 AM

You can use firewall. I can advise ProteMac NetMine.

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