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JS:Pdfka-ADK[Expl] detected

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Yakisoba

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My Avast has detected a infection on my system

 

OS: Mac OSX Mavericks 10.9.3

 

Infection: JS:Pdfka-ADK[Expl]

 

File: /Users/username/Library/Caches/TemporaryItems/plugtmp/plugin-pagespeed.js

 

Process: /Applications/Firefox.app/Contents/MacOS/firefox

 

UID: 502

 

Its the first time that the Avast found a malware directly in the Firefox.app

 

I went to the folder in the finder

but found no files of that name. however, when I was closing the browser saw the file appear for a split second before  disappearing.

 

Update 12 Jun 12:06 (GMT)

 I have found the file in the "History" of "File System Shied" , I have the option to "Submit to virus lab" or to copy path or clear history.

 

from what I have found its to do with a Java script called Page-Speed, so does it mean a

false positive?

 

What should I do next?


Edited by Yakisoba, 12 June 2014 - 05:10 AM.

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CherryErica

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Has your problem been solved? How? My Avast also pops up with a threat detected with "JS:Pdfka-ADK [Expl]" on the bottom.


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Hello,

 

Have you solved your problem? I recommended please remove Avast because they have many false positives on the mac. Don't let Avast delete any files this will damage your system.

 

The detected "JS:Pdfka-ADK [Expl]" is an javascript I belivieve has to do with Adobe Reader.

 

For Instructions to remove Avast look at his Forum there: https://forum.avast....p?topic=32538.0

 

Please also read this: http://www.thesafemac.com/mmg/

 

Greetings,

-aido


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