VIRUS removal

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  1. dodo.m macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    this is really weird but I got a virus or something on my external drive (which I'm using on my mac now) from a PC and can't remove it now. The file is called g.exe. First, I hope it's not able to do anything on my mac, is it? Second, the file is locked and I can't delete it. What can I do?

    Thanks for your help!
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    #2
    I'd just format the entire drive using Disk Utility. Keep in mind that any other data on the drive is going to be destroyed as well.
     
  3. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    1. It's not a virus.
    2. It can't even be RUN in OS X.
    3. Unlock the file or Force-Empty the Trash.
     
  4. dodo.m thread starter macrumors newbie

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    VIRUS removal

    It's not a virus or a trojan? I googled it and that was what I got as info.

    Anyway, how do I unlock a file?

    Thanks
     

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