4. USB memory stick.
5. When I try to print my word docs at internet cafe, I am told they cannot use my stick because it has been infected by a virus. They refuse to remove the iris and I therefore need to detect and remove the alleged virus from my MacBook Pro.
6. I have posted the question on the forum hoping for help and advice...
Hi again - just a few quotes above from your previous post - first, there are no viruses 'in the wild' at this moment that will infect the Apple OS X - now that does not mean you have a Word doc file that might contain Windows malware of some type?
You need to provide some more information - you seem to be using Word doc files on your Apple laptop - are these files you are generating w/ Word on your computer and/or obtained from a Windows computer? I'm just trying to determine were these Word docs files are originating, i.e. grabbed from a Windows system (e.g. emailed to you, passed along on the USB drive that your mention, or by some other means)?
The information about your USB drive infected w/ a virus is unclear since you were given no information - I'm assuming that the Word doc has the infected virus - what to do? If this was a file sent to you from a Windows user, then you need to contact that person to check for infection. You can download the 'free' virus program ClamXav
(NONE other!) and check the file on your laptop's drive (not sure if the program will also check an attached USB drive - have not used it in 3-4 years) - keep in mind that this is checking for Windows viruses. LET me stop there for you to think about the suggestions so far - Dave