ClamXav Scan Results

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  1. 06Honda, May 27, 2015
    Last edited: May 27, 2015

    06Honda macrumors regular

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    May 25, 2011
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    Down loaded this app from the app store and it located 2 files, see image below. How do I remove these from my system, or do I even need to bother.

    I did copy/paste on both and here are the results:

    1. Filename Infection Name Status
    /Users/newfoundlander61/Library/Mail/IMAP-newfoundlander61@imap.gmail.com/[Gmail]/Travel.imapmbox/Messages/20478.emlx Heuristics.Phishing.Email.SpoofedDomain


    2.Filename Infection Name Status
    /Users/newfoundlander61/Library/Mail/IMAP-newfoundlander61@imap.gmail.com/[Gmail]/Travel.imapmbox/Messages/20646.emlx Heuristics.Phishing.Email.SpoofedDomain

    Checked the folder named Travel and it appears to be my Westjet Membership info, all is good.
     

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  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    You don't need to remove anything. Those are simply links to phishing domains in email messages. As long as you don't go to such domains and give them your personal information, there is no threat. You don't have malware on your system.

    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. 06Honda thread starter macrumors regular

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    Awesome, thanks kindly for the feedback and links.
     

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