I have a virtually new operating system on my mac and I love it already. Gloat.
I have a few documents saved of no interest to anyone, less than ten. I am involved in no networks, share no files.
I'm going between yahoo and the new york times home site and I get what I used to get on the old browser/os once in a while, maybe four times in total over the years, this aggressively insistent announcement that I have a mess of trojans and need to fix this immediately. The mess - wait, I wrote all this down - included 353 trojans on my local disc C, of which I have no disc, and 97 on my shared docs, of which I have none. As usual, this kind of thing will not take a no or a cancel. I can't shut it off or the computer off, except by pushing the power button, which I do, and which has always been my remedy, the few occasions this has occurred before. That works, or so it seems.
The url for the revolting abomination was - and I'll skip some spaces -
Best-antivirus03.com/space 1/?sess= %3/dcn space cy space 9
I remember the first time this happened a few years ago, I nearly lost m'mind from fear.
I know macs have vulnerabilities, but I've taken them to be mac viruses.
At this point, I've hardly even looked anything up on google, and have not clicked on any unusual sites that I know of.
So - do any other Mac users get this stuff, and for those who know both macs and pcs, should I be worried?