Tried to torrent a show, ended up with malware. Help!
May 18, 2014 12:28 AM Subscribe
Specifically, it's a mplayer virus. It has infected Google Chrome and Firefox, and is showing infuriating pop-up ads and frequently redirecting the browser to ad-like pages. Who knows what else it's doing/stealing/collecting. This may be what I deserve for trying to download some TV, but I need to get rid of it. Running Mac OSX 10.8.5.
posted by toomuchkatherine to Computers & Internet (5 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
I tried Googling for solutions to the problem, but many of them seem as if they might be scams themselves. Clearly, I'm in over my head. Thanks.