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Offline astroboy1101

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avast! scan detected spyware - how to delete? or not?
« on: July 13, 2012, 03:34:53 PM »
I have mac lion and ran a system scan on avast!  and the program detected some spyware called a bankfraud trojan.  I "deleted" them with the button.  Am I done?  They show up in the full system scan window as "deleted."

Thanks!

Offline Lisandro

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Re: avast! scan detected spyware - how to delete? or not?
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2012, 04:42:05 PM »
The safer option is always send to Chest instead of direct delete.
You can run a full scanning with avast to be sure you're clean.
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Offline astroboy1101

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Re: avast! scan detected spyware - how to delete? or not?
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2012, 05:11:50 AM »
Thanks so much!

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Offline Jan Gahura

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Re: avast! scan detected spyware - how to delete? or not?
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2012, 09:02:59 PM »
Hi,

Actually, we don't have any chest in avast! for Mac.

If you delete a file and there is a status "deleted" then the file is gone and you are safe. Note that we also detect Windows malware on your Mac.

Regards,
Jan