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#1 joe2k1

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Posted 25 December 2014 - 05:59 PM

hello folks,

 

I accidentally clicked on a link which turned out to be malicious. The link automatically downloaded a file called screenshot49.scr... I am not certain if this file was executed or not.. I didn't get any error messages. I have free photo editing software called Gimp, according to finder, the .SCR file is associated with this particular software as a config file.. I made a time machine backup a few days ago, should i restore just to be on the safe side? My virus software did not quarantine the file at all. I believe this is a Windows Screensaver, but I am just wondering if it would affect my machine running Yosemite. Thank you! 



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Posted 26 December 2014 - 04:39 AM

Hello joe2k1,

 

If you not sure you can download EtreCheck from here: Download

 

Unpack the Tool and Copy to the Program Folder. Starting and post the Log File in the Forum.

 

greetings,

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Posted 26 December 2014 - 05:07 AM

 

The link automatically downloaded a file called screenshot49.scr..

I suspect this is some form of Windows malware/ransomware. Delete it Do not Transfer it to a Windows based PC.

 

If you like you can scan it at www.virustotal.com


Edited by NickAu, 26 December 2014 - 07:53 PM.


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Posted 26 December 2014 - 05:11 AM

.scr extensions can be malicious. Changing a ".exe" extension to ".scr" does not impact in its ability to infect a computer. However, being on Yosemite, you should be fine, as Windows executable files do not run on Mac OSX.


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Posted 26 December 2014 - 01:56 PM

I want to thank everyone for responding, especially over the holiday week! I am quite impressed with the virustotal site, what a wonderful idea!

 

Based on these results, looks like this is a file you do not want to run on any Windows PC!

 

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