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Wait a minute! This is important .. virus on OS X 10.5.8

Wait a minute! This is important .. virus on OS X 10.5.8

Wait a minute! This is important .. virus on OS X 10.5.8

(OP)
Got this virus message today when running Safari on 10.5.8. Seems common on WIndows but can see nothing about this for MACs. Force Quitted to get out. How do I remove or do I need to upgrade to Snow Leopard.

RE: Wait a minute! This is important .. virus on OS X 10.5.8

You most likely saw a pop up ad that gave a bogus virus alert to coerce you into buying needless antivirus software that might actually be malware. For more info, see here:
http://www.sophos.com/en-us/security-news-trends/security-trends/fake-antivirus.aspx

Snow Leopard does have limited antivirus tools but you might look to a more full featured anti virus tool [FREE]:
http://www.sophos.com/en-us/products/free-tools/sophos-antivirus-for-mac-home-edition.aspx

 

RE: Wait a minute! This is important .. virus on OS X 10.5.8

in addition to Sophos, you can try ClamX AV
http://www.clamxav.com/

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