ClamXav finds Graftor and Heuristics.

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  1. oceanjaws macrumors member

    oceanjaws

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    I've scanned my Mac, not because I'm experiencing problems, but because my friend said I should.
    ClamXav found these ...
    They are all mail attachments.
    Should I take any action, or are these harmless links in ancient e mails that would only do mischief if I clicked on them?
     

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  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    #2
    Those are Windows malware and cannot affect your Mac in any way. There's nothing you need to do. Just don't send them to other Windows users.

    Macs are not immune to malware, but no true viruses exist in the wild that can run on Mac OS X, and there never have been any since it was released over 12 years ago. The only malware in the wild that can affect Mac OS X is a handful of trojans, which can be easily avoided by practicing safe computing (see below). 3rd party antivirus apps are not necessary to keep a Mac malware-free, as long as a user practices safe computing, as described in the following link.
    Read the What security steps should I take? section of the Mac Virus/Malware FAQ for tips on practicing safe computing.
     
  3. oceanjaws thread starter macrumors member

    oceanjaws

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    Thanks.
    That's what I thought, but great to get it verified.
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