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I have ClamXav and it has said that my inbox was infected with:

Trojan.Downloader.Small-1128 FOUND

Anyone know or have known of this trojan and how to get rid of it. I am using thunderbird as my mail and I had to go in and delete the inbox twice so far to get rid of it. Any other way to keep this thing out?

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is your firewall turned on?
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It's being sent to you in an e-mail. I would figure out what message it is and block that sender.

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Yes my firewall is turned on...I have little Snitch. I think it is from a friend email that comes to me...I deleted the inbox again and it says it is clean. We will see next time he send something. Is there a way to rid it though without deleting the whole inbox?
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Yeah: next time, just ignore it.

Your moronic antivirus software found a Windows trojan that someone sent you. That trojan posed no danger to your Mac, and could never have spread or caused any damage on its own.

The only way that trojan could have harmed anyone is if you had deliberately sent it to someone with a PC.

Yet another example of antivirus software doing more harm on a Mac than any virus ever did.
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I don't see how the antivirus caused any harm. It was the user not understanding what they were seeing. In the ClamXav forums it tells you how to deal with the issue of infected e-mails.

And don't be so sure he couldn't spread it. He very well could have forwarded whatever the e-mail was to someone else using windows. Just because it can't infect the Mac doesn't mean it's not worth stopping viruses wherever they are.

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