Hidden ".exe" file?

.Logan

macrumors regular
Original poster
Aug 7, 2010
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23
Houston, Texas
Hello,

I was saving something from Firefox in my Downloads folder and I see this ".exe" file, assume it's malware downloaded from the browser somehow, but when I go to the Downloads folder outside this popup window used to save files I can't see it.

How do I delete it?

Thanks!
 

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MacForScience

macrumors 6502
Sep 7, 2010
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USA
Search with spotlight for Terminal. Open the terminal type:
At the prompt:

ls -l Downloads

If you can see the file, then all you need to do is:
At the prompt type:
cd Downloads

Once you are in the downloads directory type:
rm [file name]

You can press tab to auto-complete.

Be sure to be exact with what you type! Failure to do so can have serious consequences in the terminal.

Cheers
 

Weaselboy

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Jan 23, 2005
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California
The file actually isn't listed in terminal, I had tried that - very strange!
Can you see either of those files in Terminal like MFS said? Looks like maybe they are marked hidden.

You can run this in Terminal to kill it...

Code:
rm ~/Downloads/ilkoe*
Or this to nuke the entire folder contents...

Code:
rm -rf ~/Downloads/*
 

mikecwest

macrumors 65816
Jul 7, 2013
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it looks like file is invisible...

try this in terminal to see if it helps:

defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles YES
 
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