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New Wave 03-18-2005 12:49 AM

New powerbook virex help
I have had my pb g4 for about 9 months now and i have been very carful with downloading as to not get viruses and stuff of that nature... so far so this point with my pc i was infected not only with viruses but spyware and the mac has saved me from all this and that is why i swithced. Today i did a scan and found that i have 1 possibly infected file and this makes me feel uneasy and i would really like to find out what is going on. Virex doesnt seem to give a lot of information about whats goin on though and i figured i throw this question to the pros.... so any info you guys and gals could give me would be great! thanks...
oh and its virex version 7.2 if that matters...

inflexion 03-18-2005 01:11 PM

what file was it?
This would be much more helpful

New Wave 03-19-2005 12:34 AM

The thing is i dont know how to see what file is no good... is there a way? it only says one possibly infected file... is there a way to tell which file it is? I am new to this virus program...

Macman 03-19-2005 01:57 AM

its most likely a pc virus, there are NO os x viruses, virex scans for pc viruses as well so you don't spread viruses to pc's, besides that, virus apps are unnecessary, that pc virus wont harm your mac. if youre networked with pc's, then its necessary.

menace3054 03-20-2005 01:05 AM

every once and a while i find a few viruses on my computer, but they are PC viruses and wont effect your mac at all. macman pretty much stated it all

untoastytoast 03-20-2005 09:03 AM

Do macs come with virus scanning software?

Macman 03-20-2005 09:26 AM

no, bu if you get a .mac account, it comes with virex. this is because virus scanning software is not necessary.

mMmApples 06-07-2005 12:31 AM


Originally Posted by Macman
no, bu if you get a .mac account, it comes with virex. this is because virus scanning software is not necessary.

I think it is a nice thing to have, I currently have an infected file and I understand it won't affect my computer but I still don't want it on there. How do I go about getting rid of it. Virex is a very sketchy program, it doesn't really do anything

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