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by RanchNTexas / February 9, 2013 10:28 AM PST

Hello, this is my first post. I am a brand new Mac user. Have had my (new to me) refurbished Macbook Pro mid 2012 for 2 weeks now. I got into a slight panic this evening when I clicked on a link on a website that had user tips for mac users. I think it is a very safe site but I clicked on this link and it sent me to some site with a popup warning that said "Malware Warning" this site may harm your computer. Now my friends with me do not go to this strange site, they go to the correct site. Now my friends think there is something wrong with my mac and I should take it in and have it checked out. This would be a 100 mile trip so not happy. Any advice from some experts here. Could it just be some random thing that caused me to end up in the wrong place or is that an indication of a problem.

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So far, you have to install such malware.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 9, 2013 11:11 PM PST
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So far, folk have to install malware on the current MacOSX. Since you didn't download and install the bad software, I would not worry.
Bob

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agree with Bob here but,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / February 9, 2013 11:48 PM PST
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would you share the site that you were on when you clicked the link?

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by RanchNTexas / February 10, 2013 1:13 AM PST

It was in the Apple Support Forum under Macbook Pro User Tips. The tip was called 10,0001 Questions on a Mac. And then a sub heading of Harden Your Mac against Malware and there was a link in a sub section of that regarding Online Banking to tell a story about something that had happened to someone. I clicked the link and didnt really get sent to anything other than a window that popped up and said Malware Warning, If you proceed it may be harmful to your computer. I posted the issue on the board there and others go to where they are supposed to and don't get the warning window.

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There was a recent issue with a lot of sites.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 10, 2013 1:18 AM PST
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