4 Replies Latest reply: Jun 24, 2008 3:56 PM by Re Ferlin
newfish Level 1 (0 points)
I know that its hard for macs to get a virus but I recently downloaded avast and did a scan. I got no viruses but I have 157 warnings, what do I do now?

Mac OS X (10.4.7)
  • JMVP Level 6 (16,840 points)
    Of what exactly did the report warn? It's possible, for instance, to have files stored on your Mac that contain Windows exploits; any decent AV program (such as the free ClamXav) will flag such files so you can avoid forwarding them to Windows users.
  • newfish Level 1 (0 points)
    each warning says that the "file does not belong to any package" should I delete them?
  • Grant Greene Level 6 (14,745 points)
    I would not let Avast delete any files unless you know exactly what those files are. Can you post a few of the file names so we have some idea if it might be safe to delete those files?

  • Re Ferlin Level 1 (0 points)
    Hello everybody, I have the same problem...I dont know how to do with the warnings that avast found.

    In my case, was 517 warnings and some the types are - as example:

    file name: 0000000000000ab/scan result: err13/part of package: does not belong to any package
    file name: bootroot.loader.dmg/scan result: err42110/part of package: mediakit.framework
    file name: uk cartoon network.tif/scan result: err42506/part of package: SlingPlayer.app
    file name" localhost/scan result: err60/part of package: does not belong to any package

    And a lot of others... Many tks for help!