Virus Question

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Torp, Dec 27, 2010.

  1. Torp macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone,

    So here's my problem. I run windows 7 on bootcamp on my macbook pro. I just did a full virus scan using my nod32 anti-virus software.

    What happened is that it picked up 3 potential viruses, Trojan Horses to be particular, that it found on my MAC OS partition (I guess it scans both partitions if I do the auto scan?).

    Anyway, it could not delete the virus from the windows side.

    But my question is... Is this a threat? I am new to the mac, and I thought that windows viruses cannot really affect the mac since it is written differently to affect the different operating system. So although I am detecting a virus from the windows side, can this affect me at all on my mac os?

    E:\Users\albeezar\Library\Caches\Java\cache\6.0\60\7aedc63c-58b6ff7c » ZIP » y6u7.class - probably a variant of Java/Exploit.CVE-2010-0094.F trojan

    E:\Users\albeezar\Library\Caches\Java\cache\6.0\60\7aedc63c-58b6ff7c » ZIP » h6l4.class - a variant of Java/TrojanDownloader.OpenStream.AD trojan

    E:\Users\albeezar\Library\Caches\Java\cache\6.0\60\7aedc63c-58b6ff7c » ZIP » Tuggoaerffb.class - a variant of Java/Rowindal.D trojan

    These are the 3 viruses it found. The E partition is where my MAC OS is located.

    Anyway, what should be my step at this point? Just go to my mac and manually try to delete these? Or should I get some MAC OS virus scanner? Or should I just ignore this because it is either a mistake, or irrelevant because it has no affect on my computer??

    Please guide me somebody.
     
  2. celticpride678

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    #3
    Those are on the Windows side of things. They can't really do much to Mac OS X. Remove them
     
  3. jhonas macrumors newbie

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    No, it can,t effect on os mac. just remove that files from yout computer.
     
  4. DELTAsnake macrumors 6502

    DELTAsnake

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    They are Windows viruses you picked up surfing to infected web sites on OSX, they are dormant and can't hurt you unless you execute them in Windows. I would suggest surfing to less sketchy sites if you don't want to pick up these types of viruses.
     

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