Recently I installed Thunderbird. During the import of my Eudora email, I received an alert:
Potentially unwanted program detected: Name: Exploit-MIME.c Location: C:\Documents and Settings\<my name>\Local Settings\Temp\nsmail.eml
The dialog offered me three choices in response: Remove the <file or program> Approve the <file or program> Close this alert.
Suspecting that it might be a virus, but unable at the time to confirm it, I chose "Close this alert" assuming that I could then scan and if necessary remove the file after the lengthy TBird/Eudora import was complete.
When I then went to the directory identified in the alert, there was no file visible. I did a scan on the directory anyway and was informed that
Total files scanned: 3 Total files detected: 0 ... ...
Well, the only 'files' that the directory had were 3 subdirectories that were empty.
I'm looking for informed opinions of what likely happended:
Did McAfee remove the file anyway, even though I chose "Close..."?
Could the file have migrated by itself somewhere else? I haven't done a complete scan since then, only the local scan. A full scan on my system takes all day and night, so I'm hesitant to do that.