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#1 JesusSaves22

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Posted 23 May 2018 - 09:14 PM

Hi all, I got a virus last month on my late 2013 MacBook. I erased the Hard Drive and reinstalled all of my music recording software and then suddenly the window popped up again that said I had the virus again.  I have a few questions about how malware works. When I first got the virus, I inserted a thumb drive and backed up several files. Then I inserted the thumb drive into the (I thought) clean MacBook. Is it possible that the virus is in the thumb drive? I'm not very wise on this. Another question I have. Is it possible that the virus is somehow in my yahoo email account? 

Thank you so much for spreading some light on this for me! 

 

 



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Posted 23 May 2018 - 09:41 PM

Yes it is possible, a virus has no bias on what medium it is on and what OS you use unless its BSD or linux.

A virus can cling on to a backup with ease thus why its best to keep your system clean of them.


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Posted 24 May 2018 - 08:50 AM

If I buy a new computer and I log into my email is there anyway the malware will get into my new computer? 



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Posted 24 May 2018 - 08:57 AM

You should not have to get a new computer just to get rid of a virus.

Plenty of free virus removers out there even for Mac.

Avast has one

Malwarebytes too

Bitdefender

Avira

Sophos as well

 

No need to go to the extreme for a mere virus, it can be removed


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Posted 24 May 2018 - 10:43 AM

Thank You Mad, I am a musician and I'm looking to get a new desktop iMac anyway. So my question stands. Can someone please answer this? If I open up my Yahoo email on my new computer is it possible that the malware will effect the new computer through my yahoo email?

 

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Posted 24 May 2018 - 10:50 AM

Yes its possible, that is if the offending email is there.

If you already read the email though and unleashed its payload with any luck it wont happen twice if the email in question has been dealt with.

If you have removed the email with the virus though it is probably gone for good.

As for a new computer... you may wish to invest in a standard PC.

Apple really doesnt have much going on for it these days relying on non upgradable hardware and poor quality control with OSX.

Apple has pretty much given up on the desktop space and if you need replacement software for your music production there is plenty out there.

A lot of music producers are leaving the apple ecosystem and it is on life support at best right now concerning desktops.

the iphone has become apples main concern and it is leaving their computers in a sad state of affairs.


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Posted 25 May 2018 - 02:10 AM

Best virus remover for MAC OS?



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Posted 14 July 2018 - 09:22 AM

don't know if it's been said, but their are no known viruses for osx in the wild. whatever you got was probably not a virus. malware perhaps.






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