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Originally Posted by rez View Post
Macsworth, that's a valid point! But I think Mac users (at least my circle of friends who own Mac laptops) are taken under by the myth they are invincible on the web because they are running OSX. I think this approach is making these trojans more dangerous.
Absolutely - and part of it is the longtime Mac users who perpetuate the myth by getting caught up in semantics. We, as a community often respond to these kinds of concerns by saying "there are no viruses for Macs". And while this is technically true by the narrow definition of what a virus is, it doesn't do anyone any favors as it tiptoes around the fact that there are plenty of other kinds of malware that does impact the Mac.

I think we need to start focusing on solutions instead of semantics and just accept the fact that the term "virus" is used interchangeably with "malware" or "trojan" in common parlance.


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Cwa - after reading that forum again I took the steps recommended; its not the easiest thread to follow hence why I wanted to see if anyone here had found it, to see if there were any consistencies. I have Clamxav running, scanning my System and Library folders and it didn't pick anything up. According to the thread, the threat is due to a Java exploitation through Safari (which I had started using again as Chrome couldn't handle netflix website). I hadn't downloaded anything since the 31st march through to yesterday.

I think Im clean. Clamxav didn't find anything at the time.

Not really sure what to do now. The payload is on my computer as I gave it my password, but I have no idea what or where it is, or even if it is still on here! Paranoid..

Regards,

Ryan
I'm not sure I fully trust ClamXAV, only because it's a multi-platform anti-virus and I think its DATs aren't necessarily designed to scan for Mac-specific malware.

For this purpose, I recommend MacScan. I like it because it's reactive (i.e. it doesn't introduce any resident scanning engines) and they have a free trial - so you can just uninstall it when you're done.

Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!
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