Forum Question: I Found a Virus In MBP?

Hello, I ran a virus scan on my MBP and I found a virus 2554.emlx. Does anybody know anything about this virus? I took a screen shot of the Norton Screen but I don’t know how to post it.
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Ethiel

Comments: 6 Responses to “I Found a Virus In MBP?”

    11/27/11 @ 3:31 pm

    How do you know you found a virus? Which virus scanning software were you using? And when that message came up, what else did it tell you?
    An emlx file is an email attachment. So it is probable that it found a Windows virus in an email attachment. 2554.emlx is just the file name, not a virus name.
    A Windows virus is harmless to a Mac, so the warning would be just FYI in that case.
    It is also possible that you have a false positive. Anti-virus software tends to throw up alerts at many things that aren’t actually viruses or dangerous.
    The software you use should tell you the complete story. So check again. If it leaves you with just a file name and no other information then you may want to contact the AV software maker for more info. AV software should at least be informative, and not give you a warning like that without telling you everything you need to know.
    At the present time there are no active viruses for maintained versions of Mac OS X Lion or Snow Leopard. So this is only an annoyance, and not something to worry about.

      Ethiel
      11/28/11 @ 2:02 pm

      I’m using Norton antivirus for Mac. I ran a weekly antivirus scan and at the end of the scan it said that a virus was found. I took a screen shot. When i get off work I will confirm. thanks

      Ethiel

    PacoKiLi
    11/27/11 @ 4:12 pm

    What would be your recommendation? Should I use an Antivirus on my MBP?

    Right now I’m using the Sophos Antivirus for Mac, but I’m not sure why n_n

    Do you have an Antivirus on yours (Or any other Anti-malware software)?

    Ethiel
    11/29/11 @ 5:49 pm

    It said ” virus 2554.emlx detected, but when I clicked on more info, there is not more info, I think you are right Gary, maybe is a false positive.

    Ed
    12/10/11 @ 10:43 pm

    Hey, if you are not already a member of Mac-Forums, join and throw it at them for a second opinion just in case. Have a great day.

    Ed

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