CamXav found this on my Mac!!!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Leakyfawcet, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. Leakyfawcet macrumors newbie

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    Started scanning
    Please note, large files will take a long time to scan.

    /Users/*******/Downloads/OCS Form.exe: Worm.Autorun-1805 FOUND
    /Users/*******/Downloads/OCS Form.exe: moved to '/Users/*******/Desktop/quarantine///OCS Form.exe'
    ----------- SCAN SUMMARY -----------
    Known viruses: 538974
    Engine version: 0.94.2
    Scanned directories: 160743
    Scanned files: 592238
    Infected files: 1
    Data scanned: 23686.15 MB
    Time: 5365.874 sec (89 m 25 s)

    ClamXav v1.1.1 - ClamAV 0.94.2/9242/Wed Apr 15 22:17:51 2009 - ClamXav

    One or more infected files were found and were moved to the quarantine folder: "/Users/*******/Desktop/quarantine/".
     
  2. 156457 macrumors 6502

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    You found a Windows virus/worm on your Mac...
     
  3. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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  4. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Proof that ClamXav is doing its job. Good to know.
     
  5. Leakyfawcet thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks guys, this is the second false alarm I've had in the past couple months.
     
  6. emt1 macrumors 65816

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    It's not a false alarm. It's a real virus that's written for Windows.
     
  7. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    Send it to an arrogant Windows user, name it "I'm a PC"....

    No that's to cruel, chances are confickers already got them, with it's Nazi symbols and Russian hackers etc yada yada yada
     
  8. MacBook.Matt macrumors regular

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    ClamXav only finds windows viruses (as none are known for the mac ;)) so you should never be worried by its results unless you network with pcs and share info b/w them.
     
  9. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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  10. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    ClamXav searches for all known viruses, not just Windows ones.
     
  11. michael.lauden macrumors 68020

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    there are viruses for OS X - it's just they are very rare.

    look at the one that infected torrented iLife '09 files
     
  12. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    That wasn't a virus, it was malware or spyware, or one of the "ware" names, it required the user to enter their password in order to install it, a virus would've installed without needing a password.
     
  13. lostngone macrumors demi-god

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    AND Mac threats as well...
     
  14. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    There are no viruses for OS X. Period. Viruses will do their job without the user's permission. The iLife '09 was first, illegal to download, and second it required the user's permission. It didn't harm steal any personal data either.
     
  15. nefan65 macrumors 65816

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    Definitely a Windows worm. Yes, send it along to a Windows user. Tell them they can use the money they saved on their PC purchase for the Geek Squad or other person to clean it off. :p
     
  16. Momofthree macrumors member

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    Oh that is so mean... ok, I laughed at first..... :D but as I still have 3 windows PC's in the house... :eek: My hubby just shakes his head at my Mac computer.... I know he is secretly jealous of it. :cool:
     
  17. michael.lauden macrumors 68020

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    definition of virus: a software program capable of reproducing itself and usually capable of causing great harm to files or other programs on the same computer

    definition of spyware: Software that collects information about a person or organization without their knowledge or informed consent and reports such data back to a third party.


    you're referring to both spyware and viruses. and i see way too many posts like this

    http://louisgray.com/live/2008/08/i-got-mac-os-x-virus-and-infected.html


    to believe i can't get a virus.
     
  18. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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    There are no OS X viruses in existence, only Windows viruses.

    The only Mac threats ClamAV lists in its database are from 2007 and earlier and are no longer found in the wild.

    The iServices trojans version s A and B and RSPlug trojans from revision C and newer are not detected.
     
  19. MacAndy74 macrumors 65816

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    I wish ClamXav did resident protection too. ;)

    Just discovered ClamXav Sentry - Happiness!
     

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