Two of my housemates have Apple Macs and their machines are infected. Don’t think it’s something that affects their machines though, but they regularly use USB keys between them and my desktop which is currently a media PC in the living room. Also let them borrow my USB key at times and forgot so every time that goes in my laptop or the desktop I get a warning. (I believe it’s always been caught by Avast but is a bit of a pain in the arse.)
So what can you do on Macs to clear up viruses which aren’t affecting them but constantly try and infect other computers around them?
I’ve never even heard of a virus scanner for apple, not really related but I only know about a firewall called little snitch, (this was a couple years ago I used it) I think all it did was configure iptables using a wizard.
If you ask me it’s probably not a virus but most likely a trojan. E.g. “You need this “special codec” to view your nasty porn, double click here and type your root password plz.” or some warez “Double click this file give us your root password to install it, we swear it’s legit, P2P networks are totally risk free and maintained by honest people.”
Like the Avast image then they try and charge $40 for the Mac version. (I use the latest free Avast on my PCs by the way…)
Have had Autorun turned off on my PCs since the moment Windows is installed. I hate it.
EDIT:Sorry missed this specific bit.
Avast states the autorun.inf file is part of the Worm “BV:AutoRun-G [Wrm]” if that’s of any help at all. At least that’s the one that was on my laptop in the Chest, will also try and remember to check the desktop from home.
Possible. Although I have absolutely zero Warez on my computer I don’t think I can say the same for my friends’ Macs the virus(es) are coming from. Thanks for the link, will try and get them to work through it, although they’re not amazingly computer savvy.
See above. As mentioned I think it’s living on the Mac but designed to infect PCs (on same network or sharing media) because as you said, Macs themselves don’t use the autorun.inf file. Again, as mentioned, I have absolutely zero Warez personally.
Hahahaha, I know you are just kidding but anybody who actually believes this please read the links posted afterwards.
Actually here they are as forgot to add Boray to the multi-quote