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emacmark
3rd October 2005, 07:36 PM
During my 5 days of imposed offlineness, thanks to telstra's non customer service, I decided to run clamXav over my emac and ibook. emac passed but the ibook has an infected file which I moved to a quarantine file:
/Users/Mark/Documents/Infected files/loaderadv770.jar-ebf7e79-230b96f9.zip
expanded they are:
/Users/Mark/Documents/Infected files/loaderadv770.jar-ebf7e79-230b96f9/Counter.class
/Users/Mark/Documents/Infected files/loaderadv770.jar-ebf7e79-230b96f9/Dummy.class
/Users/Mark/Documents/Infected files/loaderadv770.jar-ebf7e79-230b96f9/Matrix.class
/Users/Mark/Documents/Infected files/loaderadv770.jar-ebf7e79-230b96f9/Parser.class

Any ideas on what they are?
And should I just trash them?

Mark

feeze
3rd October 2005, 07:45 PM
My guess is they they are Java files you have picked up off the web that were intended to attack hapless IE users.

Do you know where aboots they were originally located? I don't think deleting would do any harm.

emacmark
3rd October 2005, 07:50 PM
Sorry, can't really remember where they were, just that they were about 5 directories deep.
the ibook is working well so I might just trash them.
Thanks
Mark

marc
3rd October 2005, 08:08 PM
Bah.

Burn them to CD, then trash them. You'll know if you need them soon :)

rob05
3rd October 2005, 08:17 PM
Hi

They are windows viruses and come from sites that have pop-ups and other nasties that seem to get through.

They don't seem to do any harm but deleting them is the best way to be sure.

Rob

emacmark
4th October 2005, 04:18 AM
Thanks rob05, marc and feeze,
I have trashed them and then, after making a copy to cd, just in case.
Mark

BiRDBRAiN
4th October 2005, 07:53 AM
I agree with the others, they look like some sort of spy/adware for Windoze