2 Replies Latest reply: Jul 30, 2013 12:40 PM by CMCSK
damarys Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I found an excel file saved on my desktop (not by me obviously) and the name of the file is "E162F000" I can't open it, I don't have access to its info and it says that it can be erased...is that some sort of virus and if so how can I get rid of it?

 

Any help is welcomed...

 

Thanks


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Wayne Contello Level 6 Level 6 (15,195 points)

    damarys,

     

    hard to say what the file is.  Does anyone else use your computer?  Do you have an external disk connected?  If so it may be on  the desktop of that external disk.  Try ejecting the external disk.

  • CMCSK Level 6 Level 6 (10,530 points)

    damarys wrote:

     

    is that some sort of virus and if so how can I get rid of it?

     

    Any help is welcomed...

     

    Thanks

    No.  OS x does not get viruses.  Hold down the option key while emptying the trash.

    You can't empty the Trash or move a file to the Trash

     

     

     

    According to Apple - http://www.apple.com/why-mac/faq/#viruses Is a Mac safe from PC viruses?

    Yes. The OS X operating system isn’t susceptible to the thousands of viruses plaguing Windows-based computers. And although no computer connected to the Internet is completely immune to all viruses and spyware, OS X has built-in defenses designed with your safety in mind. The Mac web browser, Safari, alerts you whenever you’re downloading an application — even if it’s disguised as a picture or movie file. And Apple continually makes free security updates available for Mac owners. You can even have them download automatically.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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