Installed and ran Clamxav on my C drive under my standard user account. My C drive is where leopard and all my apps, etc, are installed. It found 3 infected files in Thunderbird 22.214.171.124 which were 2 phishing attempts and 1 domain spoof. Before I ran Clamxav my C drive looked like: ( > means folder; without means file) >Applications >Library >System >User Guides And Information >Users After I ran Clamxav my C drive is scrambled: ? (numerous new folders and files have appeared) >Applications >builtin CHANGELOG >configs >dispatches >doc >environments >examples fresh_rakefile >helpers >html >lib >library LICENSE MIT-LICENSE NEWS Rakefile README >System >test THANKS >User Guides And Information >Users From my perspective it looks like running Clamxav on my C drive has scrambled/screwed it up. My time machine backups confirm the change in my C drive as corresponding with my running Clamxav. I am making this post online with the machine that I ran Clamxav on so, so far, it seems to be working as usual, but my C drive was never like that before. Are the new folders and files that appeared when I ran Clamxav newly created or did they already exist on my C drive and Clamxav moved them from their proper/original location? Are the newly created folders and files leftovers that Clamxav should have deleted? Any information and help regarding this would of course be very much appreciated. note: I am new to Apple Computers/Apple Operating system. The Macbook is essentially new so I would like to determine if Clamxav has caused damage that requires me to, either, reinstall Leopard or restore from Time Machine backup. I am not sure if I should trust restoring the C drive from the Time Machine backup, but, whatever the case, I want to reinstall or restore now because I am just learning Apple so I have not put a lot of stuff on the macbook at all. I don't relish the task of reinstalling, but I would rather do it now if this Clamxav thing has caused me a problem. _________________ macbook: 4mb - 250gb - leopard Opera 9.26 (primary) Firefox (was primary until checked secunia.com for unpatched issues) Thunderbird 126.96.36.199 NetbarrierX4 (30 day trial) VirusbarrierX4 (30 day trial) More information regarding my problem here: http://www.markallan.co.uk/BB/viewtopic.php?t=1215&start=0&postdays=0&postorder= asc&highlight=&sid=37fcdfb445e7319a193f19ec538ac91 3 and here: http://forums.macnn.com/82/applications/363220/run-clamxav-damage-your-hard-drive/#post3613743 note: I posted the links to more information, if anyone here feels that they can help me, because I am trying not to re-type the considerable amount of information about the issue that I already typed at those forums.