I think I installed a virus on my computer

Discussion in 'macOS' started by yani2k8, Jul 14, 2009.

  1. yani2k8 macrumors member

    yani2k8

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    #1
    Hi everyone.

    I was trying to download an application for iTunes Library syncing, so I went on Rapidshare search and typed in the name of the program (tuneranger).

    One result came up. I downloaded it and extracted the content. The app was called 'blind.app'. I don't know why I opened it but I did. It appeared on the dock for like 2 seconds and then disappeared.

    Then I realized it could be a virus so I deleted all that I had downloaded. However, every time I open a folder now, there is a file called ".DS_Store". It is in every single folder of my computer.


    Any help is welcome.

    Thank you very much in advance.

    Yani.
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

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    #2
    You may well have installed a trojan, did it ask for your password?

    BTW, .DS_Store files are normal.
     
  3. yani2k8 thread starter macrumors member

    yani2k8

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  4. MacDawg macrumors P6

    MacDawg

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    Do you normally have your finder set to show hidden files (those with a "." in the name)?

    You can download iAntiVirus and have it do a scan
    But if you didn't enter your admin password you are probably clean



    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  5. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

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    You're fine ...

    http://osx.iusethis.com/app/blind

    Blind.app is a program that unhides hidden files. In OS X, hidden files start with a period.

    You should be able to run it again and put everything back to normal.
     
  6. Shake 'n' Bake macrumors 68020

    Shake 'n' Bake

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    You can hide those .DS_Store files with this:
    Code:
    defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles OFF
    
    killall Finder
    
    Just paste it into Terminal. After each line hit enter.
     
  7. yani2k8 thread starter macrumors member

    yani2k8

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    Oh thank god :D

    I was so scared. I downloaded iAntiVirus anyway to scan my computer just in case I have any viruses from before.

    I used the code for terminal and the hidden files are now gone :)


    Thank you very much r.j.s, MacDawg and Shake'n'bake, I really appreciate your help.
     
  8. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

    angelwatt

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    Just a FYI, there are no in-the-wild OSX viruses. Despite iAntivirus' name, it's more for detecting the small handful of trojans for Mac, which you don't likely have by the way.
     

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