There is a phoney Antivirus program for Macintosh that may appear on your
computer if you are using a search engine and happen to hit one of its
There is little to be worried about, but you need to know how to react to
If you hit it, you will get a spoofed windows screen that pretends to show
a scan and finds all kinds of virusses. It will then move along and tell
you you need an antivirus program for your Mac. Next it will download
this program into your Downloads folder, and if your browser is set to
open files after downloading, it may attempt to install it.
IT REQUESTS YOUR ADMINISTRATOR PASSWORD BEFORE DOING ANYTHING. It is
therefore possible to just cancel the installation and kill off the
installer with no harm done.
This is a "PHISHING" attack - they install the software (that does
nothing) and ask you to pay for it. Obviously you should not do this.
If it happens, go into your DOWNLOADS folder, find, and delete, the file
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