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Virus on MacBook Pro

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#1 DrummerClint


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Posted 11 February 2015 - 11:13 PM

Hi, I am new to this forum. Got recommended by a friend! I have a MacBook Pro, I downloaded a few files from a website and I then noticed some weird things happening when browsing and also in my finder under "today" there was a bunch of weird things listed mostly in east indian so I am pretty sure I downloaded a virus. Laos now when I go to finder under today or yesterday it is empty which usually it lists whatever files I have opened that day. I do I do a virus search? I tried downloading free versions of mac cleaner but it says it found a bunch of trojans but I have to download the full version to fix them. What can I do? 


Here is my MackBook info:



Hardware Overview:


  Model Name: MacBook Pro

  Model Identifier: MacBookPro5,4

  Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo

  Processor Speed: 2.53 GHz

  Number Of Processors: 1

  Total Number Of Cores: 2

  L2 Cache: 3 MB

  Memory: 4 GB

  Bus Speed: 1.07 GHz

  Boot ROM Version: MBP53.00AC.B03

  SMC Version (system): 1.49f2


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Posted 12 February 2015 - 12:42 AM

Hello DrummerClint:
  • What is the exact version of OS X currently installed.
  • Others may determine the possible malware you downloaded if you relate a slightly obfuscated source URL in question. (The URL should not be click-able,)
  • Please describe, in exact detail, what trojans were found.
  • What is the approximate date of the last full system backup.
Thank you.

Edited by 1PW, 12 February 2015 - 12:59 AM.

All viruses are malware but not all malware are viruses and if the malware doesn't self replicate it just isn't a virus.

#3 DrummerClint

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Posted 13 February 2015 - 09:26 PM

Hi thank you for your response, I am running OS X Version 10.6.8 and I do not know what happened exactly, just I was downloading a few different fonts for Photoshop online and downloaded from a few different websites then thats when I noticed things happening and in finder under today there was a whole bunch of files and they all were pictures of east indian people which was crazy because I never had any files like that, I notice now to when I go to open something in Finder usually I click on today or yesterday to find what I want to open but they are all empty even though I have opened lots of things today and yesterday on my computer they are always empty. 


Any help in scanning my computer for anything would be greatly appreciated, I need help!!

Also I do not think I have ever done a full system backup.

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Posted 14 February 2015 - 12:07 PM

I don't know if this will help you or not. I'm running 10.6.8 also & I've used ClamXav successfully to clean some infections off my machine. Here's the link if you want to try it:



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