help i need to dremove a locked file which is a worm

Discussion in 'iMac' started by FULLMETAL039, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. FULLMETAL039 macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2009
    well we bought a second hand micro sd card from ebay. i was using it fine on osx no problems but when my brother put it on his pc there seems to be a worm on the card as his virus protection pops up. using my mac i am able to pinpoint the worm file but its a locked file and osx wont let me delet it or move it to the trash because its a locked file.

    my question is how can i delet this file so my brother is able to use on his pc?

    i am using OSX 10.6.1

  2. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040


    Sep 17, 2009
    hm i would simply suggest you format the card like a normal drive ,then the worm should be gone , only problem might be , even the worm will very likely not harm your osx , but could well be on your system somewhere so get a antivirus program that can scan your osx as you might spread the worm via emails ,eventually, if you use bootcamp and have a windows installed i could hide there

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