Formatting SSD safe because of Viruses?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by KyloRen, Nov 24, 2015.

  1. KyloRen macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys.


    I scanned my MacBook pro with 1TB SSD with Kaspersky Internet Security and it found 2 Win32 BackdoorTrojan Viruses located in (Library/Mail) and some other prefixes. So I formatted the SSD with the Disk Utility App from Apple and installed a completely fresh install of El Capitan. But after a new Install KAspesky found a second time these Viruses. Can anybody tell me why I get those? I mean, I never surf at websites with harming content (only normal websites) or similar things. How can I format the SSD completely and clean so nothing gets left behind because El Capitan doesn't offer this option anymore?
     
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    The viruses you speak of were from infected files in your Mail folder, basically somebody emailed you with a malicious attachment -- they were likely auto-filtered by your spam filter but they're still there somewhere. They're only viruses that run on Windows anyway (Win32), likely as a malicious exe/scr file, or even a .doc/xml macro deploying a payload. They're so so common, but none of them affect OS X. So you're completely protected. :)

    Just empty your Junk/Spam folder and restart your computer, see if they come back in the scan.
     
  3. KyloRen thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok thank you for your fast response. I will try it out.
     
  4. satcomer macrumors 603

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    They are no viruses on OS X. However Trojans are another thing and Most are distributed via cracked software, email attachments and Flash! So if you want to scan on a Mac then look at Mailwarebytes and stop looking at adult pictures and using cracked software!
     

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