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    can troj/taterf-d attack a macbook?

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    can troj/taterf-d attack a macbook?
    Hi everyone,

    I'm a new mac user. I put a flash driver into my macbook pro yesterday, and then the Sophos virus scan popped up and said I have a "troj/taterf-d" in my shared file. I was using PC's before and it's likely that my old machine was attacked. I looked up what "troj/taterf-d" is online. It seems like it's a kind of serious malware. Does anyone know more about this bug? Can it affect a mac or does it only attack a PC? I simply deleted the infected file. Will that be enough? Thank you very much.

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    can troj/taterf-d attack a macbook?
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    I won't make any guarantees, but I'm pretty sure you're just fine. There are no known viruses for OS X, and, by the nature of the structure, nothing can implant itself in your system. As long as you didn't use an Admin password to authenticate anything, you should have no worries.
    Just a stupid kid with a computer, so take my advice with a grain of salt if that makes a difference to you.

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    can troj/taterf-d attack a macbook?
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    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
    In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.

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    can troj/taterf-d attack a macbook?

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    Thanks, guys! When it comes to computers, I'm a true dummy. Many people say mac is much saver than PC, that's why I switch to get the peace of mind. But there are some viruses that target both out there, so I just want to make sure.

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    can troj/taterf-d attack a macbook?
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    There are no viruses that attack both out there. There are at this time absolutely zero viruses in the wild that can affect OSX.
    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
    In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.

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