Virus on flashdrive from school computers?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by AreYouIn?, May 25, 2010.

  1. AreYouIn? macrumors 6502a

    AreYouIn?

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    I accidentally opened a virus folder off of my flashdrive from the school computer. I dragged the folder and .exe file to the trash bin and deleted them. I forgot what it is called but it put a restore folder in the flash drive. I was never given the prompt to put my password in to install anything (I wouldn't have if I was.)

    Is it going to screw anything up?
     
  2. AreYouIn? thread starter macrumors 6502a

    AreYouIn?

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    Awesome! The people in my lab have been losing their data so I was worried.
     
  3. gilkisson macrumors 65816

    gilkisson

    #4
    You are on a Mac, right?

    If so, then take comfort in knowing, there are a grand total of zero true viruses that can infect a Mac running OSX. There are some trojans (programs which look like one thing but are really another), but in order for them to mess you up, you would have had to enter your admin password.

    Just empty your trash, and be glad you're a Mac user. It's good.
     

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