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How to get rid of possible malware?


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Hi

Last week I allowed a friend of mine (a PC user!) to search for a movie to stream using my MacBook Pro. I'm concerned she might have inadvertently downloaded some malware onto my machine. So far, I've noticed only one small glitch - that I can't download any files attached to emails in my Safari.

How can I check my machine and get rid of anything that shouldn't be there?

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There is no malware for mac, apart mac defender and I doubt you have it.

If you are still worried download ClamXav and run a full check.

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Thread moved as it does not belong in the "Lounge".

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That's not possible so don't worry. But download iAntiVirus and make a normal scan for you to be sure their is nothing wrong
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Don't give your password out and create a guest account for other people when they use your Mac and eliminate any worry. I may not understand what you are trying to
do but are you saying that it will not let you Save As or use Quick Look?
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thanks all for your helpful feedback. i downloaded the clam software and it caught nothing.

the one quirk i've noticed is that when i open an email that contains an attachment, it says "view' or "download" next to the attachment. if i click on download, nothing happens.

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I use Safari mail and it's there where I have the option of "view" or "download" for attachments. In the past I could click on download, and it would open a new dialogue box indicating that downloading had begun. Now, nothing happens when I click download. No big deal. As long as I'm not infected with anything.
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