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traveller1000 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Mar 2, 2013 8:42 AM

My 2008 Macbook, running 10.5.8, has picked up a trojan. It is sending emails containing a single URL to my address book.  I've run Intego, avast!, clamXav & Sophos.  I have Outlook running on the Mac and avast! zapped a .pdf.exe file - /Users/me/Documents/Microsoft User Data/Office 2011 Identities/Main Identity [Backed up 2012-11-27 17.28.48]/Data Records/Message Sources/0T/0B/0M/54K/x27_54770.olk14MsgSource|>Paymentech_Statement_4FB6821474.|>Chase_Paymentech_Billing_Statement_ID00000000000447394365479 23696394652345972634534578649356783264563942346523632715643534951517846516823482 35486521368452134521345796314561439561349765974365763485.pdf.exe but the emails keep going out. Help!

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • seventy one Level 6 Level 6 (8,560 points)
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    Mar 2, 2013 9:01 AM (in response to traveller1000)

    The .exe indicates a Windows source.   It's not a Mac Trojan.  Read the following by the esteemed Thomas Reed. 


    Thomas' Corner : Mac Malware Guide   Mac OS X Snow Leopard and malware detection

  • seventy one Level 6 Level 6 (8,560 points)
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    Mar 2, 2013 9:33 AM (in response to traveller1000)

    That is always the problem with running MS and Windows on a Mac.   That is the only way you will encounter a true virus.   But Trojans and general malware are a different thing.   If you have the EasyFind App (Free in App Store) it may help you locate any suspect files so you can delete them.    I really don't know enough to read the numerical data in you first post but rest assured, someone will ride to the rescue.


    Wish you well.  71.

  • seventy one Level 6 Level 6 (8,560 points)
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    Mar 2, 2013 9:48 AM (in response to traveller1000)

    I think it all boils down to your need for Outlook, indeed any MS items.   Can you work entirely with Mac?


    Sorry I couldn't be of more help.

  • MadMacs0 Level 4 Level 4 (3,350 points)
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    Mar 2, 2013 11:21 AM (in response to traveller1000)

    traveller1000 wrote:


    I don't understand what's sending out random emails to everyone in my contacts list, unless either there's something in Outlook somewhere or my email pw has been hacked...

    I know you have already been referred to Thomas Reed's words, but take a look at this part of his guide: Someone is sending messages from my e-mail address!


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