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Mac Infection Sub-forum Area


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#1 noknojon

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 06:49 AM

Hello -

This has only been added due to several recent posts from the Am I Infected forum area in the past few weeks ...........

 

I would just like to add that a section or Sub-forum area on "Removal of Infections from Macs", could be a good new idea.

 

I have not delved deeply into Suggestions, or General Topics, to find if this has been added / asked in the last few years, so I just thought to bring it up here.

 

This topic, or the contents, may more often be mentioned in the Mac forum area, or those in that area may just generally handle the problems as part of their general discussions.

 

Most of us that do "General forum" and "Am I Infected" posting are not aware of the infections, and treatment of infections, related to Macs and removal of these problems.

 

The old idea that "MacBooks could never be infected" has now gone down the drain, and we are often getting requests now for help on infected Macs.

 

You will find that at least 95% of us there are Windows Program people, so we need to Google for any help on Macs ourselves.

This is / was generally a specialist subject during school on Malware Removal (or at least when I did mine), and only very lightly touched on . Then quite often the touch was that "Macs do not get infected".

 

Yes, I do know that the amount and type of infections are not in the range, or amount that Windows Systems are, and that is why I used the idea of a Sub-forum area (attached to the Macs forum area), rather than a full topic area like the Am I Infected forum.



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#2 Grinler

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 01:20 PM

What are some of the infections you have been seeing on the mac? I am not sure it warrants its own section as AII or the Virus Removal section is for any OS.

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 06:39 PM

Hello -

 

Sorry that I do not have actual details and total counts, but this is a "Comments, & Suggestions" area, and I just made a Comment or Suggestion based on what I had seen in the previous 2 weeks prior to posting. I only mentioned it as "could be a good new idea", since there had been "some posts" made in Aii about the time I first posted this.

 

As I do not even handle Mac problems (see above), the posts were generally briefly scanned and passed over for others to handle.

 

You may note that I also added, these topics "may more often be mentioned in the Mac forum area", as I rarely visit there.

Punishment for 1 week ? = Follow 5 topics in the Mac Forum area

 

There was only 1 specific topic where I requested help from a regular Mac poster, and he took care of it.

That actual infection / problem / result is unknown to me, since it was not a topic I would follow (at the time).

 

I felt that my time could be better spent on "saving the world, as I know it " - :rolleyes: - I normally follow up to 10 or 15 active Windows topics of my own.

 

Basically, that was what gave me the idea for a Mac Sub-Forum area, and not a Full area, but the problems may only be limited and handled briefly in the main forum area (as mentioned, "I do not know").

 

Again, only a passing "Idea", but this is what the forum area (in my mind) was created for.

 

I am just happy that you paid a minor amount of attention to my post -

 

Now you can Delete / Ignore / Ridicule / or treat the topic as you see fit ...

My Regards to all the family and the growing Twins.. (a sneaky reason why the topic may not be deleted).



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Posted 12 May 2014 - 11:22 AM

No criticism at all. Its a valid suggestion. It's just that before we add a forum on the site I always try to determine if its actually justified or will sit there with no posts in it, which we do not want.

I am working on something though to satisfy the ideas in this topic.

Thanks!

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Posted 12 May 2014 - 07:42 PM

Hi -

The reply was more than I had hoped for, as I only offered an "idea".

Note that I did add these topics "may more often be mentioned in the Mac forum area" which I believe is generally true -






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