6 Replies Latest reply: May 19, 2011 7:16 PM by Allan Eckert
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How can I tell if my Intel Based Mac contains a virus.  I'm suspicious of something "foul" due to an email of questionable content being sent from my hotmail account, which I access from my Mac computer.  Thank you in advance for any help/assistance.



iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.2), suspecting a virus
Reply by Allan Eckert on May 16, 2011 10:53 AM Helpful

IMHO you do NOT have a virus.


So far the only malware that is capable of infecting a Mac are Trojans which you must authorize them to be install.


Your problem with Hotmail is probably due to the fact that your accounts has been hacked. Change password. If problem continues that change to another mail system.






Reply by laverne's mom on May 16, 2011 10:50 AM Helpful

Macs don't get viruses, but there is a trojan going around

http://www.reedcorner.net/news.php/?p=138 should give you the information you need. 


and this on his website will give you information about viruses and trojans and macs



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