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Detecting Malware on a Mac


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Yesterday, I stupidly downloaded an attachment from a phishing email (that looked like it was from Wells Fargo) on my macbook. My computer doesn't show any signs of infection. Do you think installing an antivirus is adequate action to take, with a scan? What else should I do? I saw your guide for help with malware, but it looked like it was for Windows (since you have to download a .exe file).
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@ timeandout,


Try this: go to the Apple Store and type Bitdefender Virus Scanner (is a free app).
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Thanks for the advice. I downloaded free Sophos antivirus, and it didn't detect anything. So, I'm hoping my computer is alright.
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Download ClamXAV and perform a scan to find malicious software on your Mac.
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Hello meowware. I would download that, but I'm sure I would have uninstall Sophos. Like I wrote earlier, Sophos didn't detect anything on my Mac. So, I think I am okay. I think it was purely a phishing attempt.
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