Transfering a Virus

Discussion in 'macOS' started by EvilDoc, Jun 15, 2006.

  1. EvilDoc macrumors 6502a

    EvilDoc

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    Well i feel kind of bad about this but it didnt cause any harm. I burned a Dvd full of stuff for a friend, and unwittingly gave him a few infected files. Now i dont have any sort of antivirus software on my iMac because i dont need it. But when things like this happen i wish i had one. My question is has this happened to any of you and do you have any suggestions? I refuse to by Norton ( 50 bucks for the off chance this happens again? ).
     
  2. yankeefan24 macrumors 65816

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    Wait, your iMac had infected files? Or did you have non working windows virus' on your computer that you transfered?
     
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    I blew up a client's server by passing on a virus...they were not happy.

    I have virus software just for my stupid PC clients. :rolleyes:
     
  4. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    http://www.markallan.co.uk/clamXav/

    Free virus checker for OS X.
     
  5. janey macrumors 603

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    usually it's an infected file that doesn't do anything on the mac but goes on to infect windows.
     
  6. EvilDoc thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No it wasnt doing anything it was an infected zip file. So it cause me now harm. Thanks for the link
     
  7. SC68Cal macrumors 68000

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    I assume that these files were downloaded from a P2P client. Which would explain quite a bit.

    My network policy is that all computers must have anti-virus software so that something like this would never happen.
     

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