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Got a message from Advanced Mac Cleaner that I had three viruses

Help! A window just opened on Safari as I was browsing and told me my Mac was 'heavily damaged' with three viruses (Tapsnake, CronDNS and Dubfishicv). It told me to download Advanced Mac Cleaner to clean them up.

I did not download AMC, having read comments on this forum. But now I'm worrying that I do have these viruses. Any suggestions, please!

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Don't fall for it! It's a scam!

Your systems antivirus will pop with a warning nothing within safari or other web browser will show you a message that's believable. The only ones you should be leave if you have it enabled is Googles suspect maliware warning if you visit the given page. Here you back off and that's it.

You may want to get an antivirus app and make sure it's upto date. I also recommend you only buy it either within the Apple App Store or directly from the knowned name brand you want. Don't fall for the free offers from unknown sites. Stick with the real site and their product.


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Advanced Mac Cleaner IS A VIRUS!

Remove Advanced Mac Cleaner rogue optimization tool from Mac OS X to stop its frustrating alerts and undo the concomitant bad effects it calls forth.

Advanced Mac Cleaner usually appears on Mac boxes out of the blue and floods the victim’s experience with annoying warning messages. It dupes the user into thinking that their machine has got numerous problems hindering normal performance. According to the fake alerts, the operating system’s productivity is impacted by junk files, duplicate objects, crammed up cache and rogue apps that are claimed to occupy excessive hard disk space and thus reduce the processing speed as well as responsiveness to commands. The number of these wrongfully reported items is flagrant, going over 1000 even on a well-tuned or new computer.

Here's how to get rid of it:

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@sooz923,Susie, I do not own a Mac so there could be some discrepancy on this issue. If concerned and you do not already have virus protection, I will post a links to different rated virus software which some are free to use and also to links for to read through to see if you should install additional protection. You can also leave this question open to get more info. from Mac users on this problem. Good luck.

I hope this helped you out, if so let me know by pressing the helpful button.

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Thank you, the links were very helpful.


welcome, Susie, thanks for responding so many do not, its nice to know it was of help, good luck with your Mac.


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