Do I really have a Virus?

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  1. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

    gauchogolfer

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    #1
    So, I installed Norton AV (v. 10.1) on a lark, and ran a scan of my PB G4 last night. To my surprise, 2 files came up as virii, both associated with java api files. The results were as follows:

    VerifierBug.class-3d2b098a-4bec81e9.class
    Macintosh HD/Users/*****/Library/Caches/Java Applets/cache/javapi/v1.0/file/
    The file contains the macro or PC virus Trojan.ByteVerify

    loaderadv698.jar-e49f9eb-43494086.zip
    Macintosh HD/Users/*****/Library/Caches/Java Applets/cache/javapi/v1.0/jar/
    The file contains the macro or PC virus Download.Trojan

    EDIT: So I looked around and this appears to be a Windows virus that made its way onto my Pbook somehow, but I guess it can't hurt me. Could I pass it on to someone on Windows if I wasn't scanning for it?
     
  2. clayj macrumors 604

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    It's not a true virus in the purest sense of the word... as it says, it's a trojan that runs code that performs virus-like activities, also known as a macro virus. This has nothing to do with Mac OS X being "virus-proof" or anything like that... the offending code is in your Java subsystem.
     
  3. iMeowbot macrumors G3

    iMeowbot

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    Yes, these are very common, lonely bits of Java junk out on the web that get cached but have nothing to do.
    That stuff? No, at least not unless you did it intentionally :)
     
  4. greatdevourer macrumors 68000

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    You wont be able to uninstall it, though :p It's a pain in the ass
     
  5. gauchogolfer thread starter macrumors 603

    gauchogolfer

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    So it sounds like you've gone through the pain before....any suggestions?

    Thanks
     

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