Trojan-35 found. Now what?

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  1. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

    MacBoobsPro

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    Thought I'd do a scan at work after I saw someone had attempted to download a video codec and 'open safe files' was ticked in Safari.

    I ran the scan using ClamXav and it brought up the attached message. It says to leave the file where it is but isnt that defeating the object of eradicating virii and trojans? :confused:

    What should I do bearing in mind we have thousands of email we could do with not losing :eek:
     

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  2. ziggyonice macrumors 68020

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    Well it looks like you're using Mail, and the nice thing about Mail is that each message is considered a different file in the Finder -- so for each message, there is a corresponding file. If there is a bad attachment to one of them, you could delete just that individual message by trashing the file the program indicated.
     
  3. MacBoobsPro thread starter macrumors 603

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    So I need to check through my thousands of email for an iffy attachment?
     
  4. coolbits macrumors member

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    Probably a windows trojan.
    You have complete path in that image and exact name of the file, just delete that or duble click to open and then delete...
     
  5. MacBoobsPro thread starter macrumors 603

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    Yeh figured it out thanks. It was a windows trojan. Stupid thing is whoever opened the email did nothing about it! :rolleyes:

    All good!
     
  6. AndyMoore macrumors 6502

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    I browsed to one of those fake anti-virus sites yesterday, which told me I had scores of virii and trojans. You know the ones that fake a windows screen.
    I'm on a Mac dumbass . . . Safari still downloaded an exe file though. :rolleyes:

    Anyway, my question is, if there was some OS X Malware on a website like a trojan, would it still require an administrator password to cause any damage or install a trojan or keylogger?
     
  7. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    its always good to find a virus/trojan and find that its windows only :) its lovely haha.
     
  8. AdeFowler macrumors 68020

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    I'd like an option in Safari to Never automatically download a file
     
  9. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    great idea!! make a recommendation to apple!

    i actually wish the same was for the mail app, it automatically downloads the attachments and whatnot.
     
  10. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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    Remember that ClamXAV only detects Windows threats.
     
  11. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    HAHA its kinda hard to detect mac threats when there are none :rolleyes:


    there probably are a few mac ones, im just being stupid
     
  12. ppc750fx macrumors 65816

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    Well now that you mention it... ;-)

    You're not being stupid, but there are some threats. That said, they're minimal -- the programs in question aren't self-propagating, and they're quite rare in the wild.
     

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