Should I be concern?

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  1. Sdahe macrumors 68000

    Sdahe

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    I feel my computer very slow in the Internet and when I click my HD icon I got this strange file in there...

    test.txt

    with this content:
    testfile.png


    What is this?... virus?... trojan?
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

    spinnerlys

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    Can you provide more information?

    What Mac OS X version do you use, where exactly is that file located (a path can be described like this: Macintosh HD / Users / YOU / Desktop or Macintosh HD /) and is that the full content of it?

    Why does it make you concerned? A .txt file is not an executable, it is just a text file.

    PS: Mac OS X has currently no viruses, some malware exists though, but you have to manually install it.

    PPS: Any more information you can share with us?
     
  3. Sdahe thread starter macrumors 68000

    Sdahe

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    Oooops... the file is located at Macintosh HD / test.txt

    I'm using Mac OSX 10.5.8

    What I'm concern about is that this file is there by itself. I did place it there...
     
  4. spinnerlys Guest

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    Did you or did you NOT place it there?

    What happens if you delete it? Does it come back?

    What kind of database software do you have, if you have one?

    Does anyones else have access to your computer? Is the Macintosh HD root directory shared over the network?
     
  5. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    The file is similar to the log output from a program that is listening on tcp/ip port 50000. The port number is not a reserved port and a search of common ports show it's not a known trojan port.
     
  6. Sdahe thread starter macrumors 68000

    Sdahe

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    I answer the questions below... thanks for the help

     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Do you by any chance have an app called Zinc on your Mac? Or any Flash games?
     
  8. spinnerlys Guest

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    Then the seems to be no problem. Maybe a program you use has created this file there or you accidentally put it there, I don't know. But to write to Macintosh HD / one needs to enter an admin password.

    And as it is only a text file, no harm should come from it. Have you looked for similar content containing files via a www search engine?
     
  9. Sdahe thread starter macrumors 68000

    Sdahe

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    No Zinc here and No Flash game installed... thanks

    Thanks for the help
     

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