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    PompiPompi's Avatar
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    Default Can I get a virus on a Mac from chrome by clicking a URL link?

    I wanted to test a custom font in my iOS app so I searched for free font to download and test.
    I got to some website and when I clicked to download the font... the page got blank(or a new blank tab don't remember) and I got two messages.
    One message with a mac like dialog with bigger button saying something along the lines that I have a virus and I need restore/scan or something like that.
    Another dialog opened on top of it with much smaller fonts saying the loadign of the page seem slow?
    In any case I didn't click on anything and just closed the tab.
    Is there anything I can do to assure I didn't get infected on my Mac? Also... how does Mac deal with those kind of threats? There isn't any anti virus?
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    kch50428's Avatar
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    Default Re: Can I get a virus on a Mac from Chrome by clicking a URL link?

    You're likely seeing a "scareware" ad/pop-up... there really aren't an viruses in the Windows sense of the word for Macs... but Macs can get malware - there are scanners out there for malware...

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