Trojan found; what now?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by duggram, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. duggram macrumors 6502


    Apr 17, 2008
    My key strokes were being delayed like a logger was working. So I download ClamXav, ran it and it reports a trojan in one of my iMail .emix files. The file was created 8/4/08 @11:45 pm, and created on my hard drive 11/18/08 @5:02.

    I do not use iMail, although it is setup. I use gmail through their web page, not through iMail.

    I moved the file to trash. I'd like to delete it from there also. My messages are all on gmail. Any message I loose here should be backed up on gmail. I don't even want to open iMail. Any advice?

    BTW I do not open attachments. Don't visit suspicious sites. I realize that it's reported ClamXav does make false positive results. But I don't want to mess around with potential trouble.

    Also, my keyboard works like new now. No studdering.

    Thank you,
  2. gathart macrumors regular

    Feb 10, 2009
    Call in the Greeks :p -

    run often antiviral programms esp the free ones, you have programms to check out- and incoming messages, and stay off porn sites
  3. BlueRevolution macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
    What name did ClamXav give for the trojan?

    I hate to be an ass, but it's supposed to be "Mail" and "stuttering".
  4. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

    Jethryn Freyman

    Aug 9, 2007
  5. kastenbrust macrumors 68030


    Dec 26, 2008
    North Korea
    99.9% chance its a false positive. What did ClamAV call the trojan? Theres only one way you could have got the trojan anyway, and its not by email unless someone purposely sent it to you.

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