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WanderZ

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Hi all,

 

I'm running macOS Sierra v. 10.12.3. I received several popups from Avast reporting 'Infection Blocked' Infection: VBS:Malware-gen URL: https://clients1.goo...t=Google ChromeFile:{gzip}. They were continuous and started after I was on facebook and checked out a new friend request which turned out to be suspicious. I usually, just delete and report the request. So, I ran Avast and it is reporting about 41 infections found all of them say VBS:Malware-gen in the infection details. A couple of the locations are listed below. Should I be concerned that this is targeting Mac or is this a windows issue that Avast is detecting? 

 

Thank you!

John

 

 

 

/Applications/iMovie.app/Contents/Frameworks/Flexo.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/FaceCoreEmbedded.framework/Versions/A/Resources/fc-sw-4.dat

 

 

/Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/Platforms/AppleTVSimulator.platform/Developer/SDKs/AppleTVSimulator.sdk/System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/FaceCore.framework/fc-sw-4.dat

 

 

/Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/Platforms/WatchSimulator.platform/Developer/SDKs/WatchSimulator.sdk/System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/FaceCore.framework/fc-sw-6.dat

 

/System/Library/Assets/com_apple_MobileAsset_DictionaryServices_dictionaryOSX/558f4da14294a6eb6203c03e6bb582f0042eab9e.asset/AssetData/Thai.dictionary/Contents/Resources/EntryID.data

 

 

/System/Library/Security/tokend/uiplugins/CACViewerPlugin.bundle/OBTB.dat

 

These are a sample of the files detected and most are in those directories just different files.

 

Thanks again!


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I'm getting exactly the same thing but seems to happen when I login to my Reagan.com email account. Kinda weird, doesn't seem right.


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I'm getting exactly the same thing but seems to happen when I login to my Reagan.com email account. Kinda weird, doesn't seem right.

Ya, from what I found, others have had the same problem with respect to an individual site as well. My issue is not connected with a site when it happens. There were a lot of older threads dealing with the issue but, none that I could find that were not site specific. It's driving me nuts. Should probably just get rid of Avast and not worry about it. That seems to be the common response.


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I downloaded the latest antivirus updates a couple of times....and booted my mac a couple of times, ran another scan and nothing! No issues now.  Go figure. Avast must have picked up on the issue and fixed something I'm guessing.


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I also updated my virus definitions and rescanned and all is well. I also scanned with malwarebytes for mac and nothing popped up. That was pretty crazy. Thanks!


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