Using Activity monitor to check for malware

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jfever, Aug 16, 2014.

  1. jfever macrumors newbie

    Aug 16, 2014
    I recently opened an email that I thought was from the swedish tax authority only to find out it was a scam mail to try to extract info from me. I was wondering if anyone could take a look at my activity monitor to see if there is anything amiss there. Honestly I don't know what I'm looking for. This is the screen shot of the whole activity monitor window.
    Thanks for any help.

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  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    I don't see anything there that looks out of place. Just opening an email like that would not infect your Mac. You would need to enter your admin password to allow the malware to install, and it does not sound like you did that.
  3. jfever thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 16, 2014
    Thanks for the reply. No I didn't enter my administrator password but you never know. Thanks again.

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