Re: Infections

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by Regis, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. Regis

    Regis Guest

    ~BD~ <> writes:

    > FYI
    > All my old data files were recently moved onto my external hard drive
    > -
    > by feeding CD's, which I've made over many years, into my iMac and
    > then files saved in bulk to my MacBook (Western Digital).
    > Because I've always understood that a 'virus' (in the loosest possible
    > term) was unlikely to affect my OS X machine, I've not been too
    > bothered about 'safety', but I did reconsider recently. ;)
    > So I've installed ClamAv - and run comprehensive scans both on my iMac
    > itself and also, in particular, on my external drive (MacBook) .
    > Here's a shot of part of what was found in my first scan:

    Looks like your old data simply included email folders that had the
    usual holiday greeting trojans in them.

    The effects of those on a PC, safely still in an email file not being
    clicked upon from inside the mail program and being launched as
    executables... would be nil. The effects of those sitting on an email
    file on a mac where you probably couldn't even read the email data
    file, would be _really_ nil.

    The reest of the alerts looked like phishing emails, the equivalent of
    the AV saying "hey look, you got some spam." Threat also nil.

    I don't see anything there remotely unusual or concerning.
    Regis, Jan 21, 2010
    1. Advertising

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

It takes just 2 minutes to sign up (and it's free!). Just click the sign up button to choose a username and then you can ask your own questions on the forum.
Similar Threads
  1. TechNews

    Prevent Worm Infections from Causing Damage

    TechNews, May 20, 2004, in forum: Computer Support
    May 21, 2004
  2. Mike Easter

    Re: Infections

    Mike Easter, Jan 20, 2010, in forum: Computer Security
    David H. Lipman
    Jan 21, 2010
  3. my

    Re: Infections

    my, Jan 23, 2010, in forum: Computer Security

Share This Page