Exploit virus - what is it and does it harm Mac users?

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  1. emiwy macrumors newbie

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    I was running my ClamXav for any viruses etc and it came up with:

    filename: Page.webarchive
    infection name: HTML.Exploit.CVE_2013_0028

    What is it? And how do I get rid of it?
    Does it affect mac users or only PC users?

    I have no idea how I got it! Please help me! :confused: :(
     
  2. SandboxGeneral, Mar 1, 2013
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    According to the National Vulnerability Database, this only affects the Microsoft Windows browser Internet Explorer, versions 6 through 9. That means it cannot do anything to your Mac.

    It was probably downloaded to you Mac by interacting with a website that was compromised with the exploit.
     
  3. emiwy, Mar 1, 2013
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    emiwy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you!! you don't know how stressed I was earlier! I'm a new mac user! :p

    How can I get rid of this virus?
     
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    Just find the file and delete it.
     
  5. alphaod macrumors Core

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    It's probably saved in your Internet cache, so just clear that.
     

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