1 Reply Latest reply on Nov 6, 2009 5:53 AM by Peter M

    VIRUT.*- Anyone know if it affects Macs?

      Whoops! I think I posted this in the wrong spot, but I'll put it here...

       

      Has anyone heard if the W32/Virut virus has any apparent effects on Mac systems? My daughter managed to somehow acquire this "joy" of a virus on her PC, and now has to completely reformat all of her drives, including an external (which she inadvertently plugged into the infected machine... BIGTIME oops!). The plan here is to see if the virut Autorun.inf file can be deleted using a Mac while (hopefully) saving a lot of stored backup data, and not re-infecting the original machine when restoring. Fortunately, there are NO .exe, .scr, html, .bat, .com, or any form of executables on the external HD...