Currently Being ModeratedFeb 17, 2013 9:08 AM (in response to IrenaNYC)
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First, check if it was a "false positive" or not. Download Sophos or ClamXav, and run a scan. Then, if it doesn't detect any virus, ignore it.
If it's a virus, it's a Windows virus, so there isn't anything to worry about
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 17, 2013 9:49 AM (in response to mende1)
thanks! ClamXav found no virus. so I guess "false positive"... how should I understand the Norton then??
but glad to hear that even if it were there it affects only Windows. big relief!
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 17, 2013 9:51 AM (in response to IrenaNYC)
how should I understand the Norton then??
Antiviruses fail. You would be surprised if you see how many "falses positives" an antivirus can detect. Also, Norton isn't one of my favourite antiviruses. I always recommend Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows, and for OS X, nothing.
If you want to know more information about OS X and malware, see > http://www.reedcorner.net/mmg
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 17, 2013 2:17 PM (in response to IrenaNYC)
Based on http://www.symantec.com/security_response/writeup.jsp?docid=2008-011517-3725-99 I would say this is not a false positive, but almost certainly of no threat to you. It's probably in a browser cache, which means that if it was going to cause harm it would have happened when you visited the site and probably would have required you to click on something to activate it. Even then, it would almost certainly only worked on a Windows PC.
In any case, I do not believe it's worth your spending any more of your time on it.