free software to find a spambot

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  1. austinsevo macrumors regular

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    At work our network admin let me know that theres a Mac that is spilling spam out of the internal network. We narrowed it down to a single macbook, now i know how to find this kind of stuff on a PC. But what are my tools for finding it on the Mac? besides reformatting...

    help please (-:
     
  2. killerrobot macrumors 68020

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    Seems like a very odd situation/problem.

    You could always try clamxav.

    Hope their definitions include the fix.
     
  3. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    I don't know for sure, but how can a Mac be a spambot?
     
  4. austinsevo thread starter macrumors regular

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    a malicious app installed on it that includes a SMTP Engine.
     
  5. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    I figured it'd be something over my head. Sorry I can't help.
     
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  7. Roquefort macrumors member

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    A variation on that suggestion: Quit all applications on this MacBook and on another Mac that doesn't have this problem. Ideally, another MacBook. Then compare the lists of apps in Activity Monitor.
     
  8. austinsevo thread starter macrumors regular

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    ok thanks guys.. im running clamxav right now.
     
  9. austinsevo thread starter macrumors regular

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    okay it found a trojan called irc.zapchast
     
  10. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    That only effects Windows users. So even though it's there, it can't actually do any harm on a Mac.
     
  11. austinsevo thread starter macrumors regular

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    yeah i noticed that, also ran little snitch but did not find anything out of the usual.
     

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