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By the advice of someone here I installed ClamXav as a virus checker or cleaner . Please do not jump me if I may have the wording wrong. The thing was that I was looking for a virus checker and had installed CCleaner and it is not for Macbook Pro and was suggested I use ClamXav . Tonight I ran it and it retrieved 63 files wether infected or not I don't know but it pointed out 63 separate files. Now I am wondering what to do with them? Should I just delete them or just make a folder and move them all to it. Thank you for your help .
 
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I would bet that most of those files are emails or attachments to emails that have Windows Viruses in them. All you need to do is let ClamXav quarantine them. I seem to remember that's how it worked. I haven't run ClamXav in a couple of years and I don't have any other A/V software so it may be a different term by now.
 
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ClamXav and CCleaner are two totally different utilities. ClamXav is for malware interception and removal - which you really don't need but if it makes you feel more secure, it is the better choice.

CCleaner is strickly for Windows and is a utility I use regularly on Windows computers. It cleans out old files like temp files, cache files, and empties the recycle bin. It also is a registry cleaner. (Macs do not have a registry.) A useful equivalent for a Mac would be Onyx from Titanium and it is free.

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CCleaner is strickly for Windows and is a utility I use regularly on Windows computers.

There is also a version for the Mac from the Piriform folks: CCleaner for Mac
 
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MacInWin stated ( " I would bet that most of those files are emails or attachments to emails that have Windows Viruses in them. All you need to do is let ClamXav quarantine them. " ) That is exactly what has been done. It quarentained the files and I just closed the application . Thank you ALL for your help . I just did not know what to do with all the files.
Also the files were all from mail.
 
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fredconk, you will need to repeat that process no more than once a year. There are no viruses for OS X, so you have no reason to worry or run any A/V software.
 

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