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Apple Mac Flashback virus

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  • Started 2 years ago by vistamike
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vistamike
vistamike
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As a long-time Windows user, I've been subject through the years by taunts from Apple lovers that Macs are invulnerable to attack, unlike PCs with security holes large enough for trucks to drive through. So pardon me while I gloat over the news that more than 600,000 Macs have been infected with a Trojan.
( Preston Gralla, Computerworld )

http://blogs.computerworld.com.....erable_too

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jmeeks49
jmeeks49
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Tsk..........tsk.................. mike you know mac people are supirior than windows people they can't help that they got bitten in the butt!! LOL LOL LOL brought to you by a true pc user!!!!

LOL LOL LOL LOL

john

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hatryst
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No, no. I never said Macs are invulnerable to viruses. There have been plenty of Mac viruses before, and this is just another one!

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owen123
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Yeah but it is estimated there are 1 million different PC viruses to an estimated 26 different Mac Viruses :P

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jmeeks49
jmeeks49
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hatty i was just joking around..

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hatryst
hatryst
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I know :D

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ProstheticHead
ProstheticHead
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Just in time for the completion of my Snowy Hackintosh. :S

Thanks are in order for Hatryst for his very informative How-To on the subject. So CHEERS to you Hatty! :D

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hatryst
hatryst
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Glad it helped, Kevin :) Thanks!
It would be even better if you install Lion directly, instead of Snow Leopard. But it requires (a little bit) access to a Mac, so if you don't have a Mac at hand, or a copy of the "Install Mac OS X Lion" app, you can go for Snow Leopard.
Also, can you please share the specs of your hackintosh?

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ProstheticHead
ProstheticHead
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Asus P7P55D LE (BIOS rev 2003)
Core i5 750
8GB Corsair XMS3
Zotac 8600GT 256MB

I was thinking I might try to get my hands on a Mac Pro case to put everything in, that would be pure awesomeness. :D

Everything pretty much works except for Sleep (even with Tony Mac's DSDT) but I'm not too bothered about that right now. Had a slight problem with USB but I re-ran IOUSB Rollback in Multibeast and it seems to be OK now.

In your opinion, in terms of features etc., is it worth spending the extra money to upgrade to Lion?

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owen123
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@ ProstheticHead

What would be more awesome would be to just BUY A MAC!!!!!!!!!!!!

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ProstheticHead
ProstheticHead
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At 3-4 times the price, I don't think so. :D

And any way, it is not becoming of a geek to do things the easy way.

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hatryst
hatryst
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I think Lion has (even more) eye-candy, that's what I like it for :)
You can try using Lion on a real Mac, see if you like it, and if you do, go for it. It adds 250 new features to Snow Leopard. Need I say more?

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ProstheticHead
ProstheticHead
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SOLD!

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hatryst
hatryst
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Better be careful while selling this stuff!
You can sell a computer, with it's HDD/SSD formatted, and bundle a Snow Leopard disc with it, but don't sell it with OS X installed, otherwise...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psystar_Corporation

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vistamike
vistamike
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Back on topic;

http://www.computerworld.com/s.....ty+News%29

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hatryst
hatryst
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More:
http://lifehacker.com/5901103/.....an-instant

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