How can you tell if you have a Trojan?

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  1. IBradMac macrumors 68000

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    I may have allowed a file to download that I shouldn't have. :eek:

    It was like an active x error or something like that...???

    Is there any way to tell if I did indeed download a trojan and is there any way to remove it? Please help!!!
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Square things in your wallet or purse that look like wet naps but not?

    That's a trojan.
     
  3. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Active X does not run on the Mac OS X

    And a trojan requires you to enter your administrator's password

    Likely nothing to worry about

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  4. IBradMac thread starter macrumors 68000

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    :) Okay....but I'm really being serious here!

    Yeah, and I might have did just that. :eek:
     
  5. belvdr macrumors 603

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    Just what I was thinking when I read the title... :D
     
  6. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    Those things you found in your dad's drawer when you were a kid that tasted funny that you thought were balloons so you made a poodle?

    That's a trojan.
     
  7. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    That crispy thing in your wallet underneath the picture that came with your wallet ... that's a trojan.


    Edit: OP try this XlamXav
     
  8. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    You can try running iAntiVirus
    Or using a Time Machine restore

    And next time keep your zipper up.. I mean, don't use your admin password unless you know what you are doing

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
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    YOU RUINED MY FUN!
     
  11. IBradMac thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Ok, thanks for the help! :)

    Stupid question here
    But where is the most likely place to scan if I were to have a trojan?
     
  12. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    FWIW, it is ClamXav not XlamXav

    jessica. is just a little tipsy

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]

    I would start with your hard drive ;)

    Seriously... scan the whole drive

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  13. IBradMac thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Okay, is there still a chance that I may not be infected?

    After looking up the file information...I deleted the file immediately!
    :confused:
     
  14. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    LOL sorry. But I am not even drinking (not even water).
    I am excitable, that's for sure.
     
  15. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    You probably have nothing
    I wouldn't be concerned
    But for your peace of mind, iAntiVirus is free and so is ClamXav
    Just run the scans and see

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  16. IBradMac thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thank you...the link to the iantivirus isn't working?
     
  17. belvdr macrumors 603

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    Google it... I cannot believe that "**************************" is blocked here. Why?
     
  18. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Fixed it... iAntiVirus

    That's what I get for calling jessica. out

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
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    Ask me how I feel about Dravidian demi-gods.
     
  20. IBradMac thread starter macrumors 68000

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    okay...I think something is up....clicksor??
     
  21. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    Where did you download your "file" from? And is it a pirated version of iWork? If it isn't then I am about 99.9999% sure you have nothing wrong with your computer, what are your symptoms?
     
  22. IBradMac thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Nothing pirated...I forget the site... no symptoms that I can see, just clicksor
     
  23. Consultant macrumors G5

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    THERE ARE NO VIRUSES on OSX.

    Since there are no viruses, anti-virus cannot determine what is a virus at this time.

    Giz Explains: Why OS X Shrugs Off Viruses Better Than Windows
    http://i.gizmodo.com/5101337/giz-explains-why-os-x-shrugs-off-viruses-better-than-windows

    The Mac Malware Myth
    http://www.roughlydrafted.com/2009/01/29/the-mac-malware-myth/

    The Unavoidable Malware Myth
    http://www.roughlydrafted.com/2008/...-apple-wont-inherit-microsofts-malware-crown/

    How to check for Trojans
    http://www.macworld.com/article/60823/2007/10/trojanhorse.html
     
  24. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    What does Clicksor mean? I don't get it? So nothing weird is going on? Dude, you're just being paranoid. Welcome to Mac, now relax!
     
  25. belvdr macrumors 603

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    Tell that to the iAntivirus threat database.

    You post these links all over. Do you keep them handy all the time awaiting for antivirus threads? ;)

    EDIT:

    Apple Support Forums has a thread about Clicksor:

    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=9379007
     

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