[X-Newbies] Re: MAC VIRUS

Jon Warms jwarms at mac.com
Sun Feb 19 10:13:30 PST 2006

1) An OS9 extension won't execute at all if you're not running in  
OS9, and some
extensions won't run even in Classic.
2) Converting completely to OS X will obviate all this.
3) Sevendust looks like a real old virus. This article
hasn't been updated in 6 1/2 years. (The Symantec
article is undated.)

I don't know if his links still work, or if the code he has will do  
the job.


On Feb 18, 2006, at 20:52:46 EST, SaulBro at aol.com wrote:

> Coincident to this thread on OS X viruses, I have a related  
> problem.   For a
> few months, on my OS9.1 machine(PowerCenter 150/G3) I noticed an  
> extension
> named "[space] 666".    Fearing I had inadvertantly renamed a good  
> extension, I
> did not remove it.   I recently read on another list that this  
> extension
> indicates the presence of the Sevendust virus:    see <
> http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/mac- 
> sevendust.html>.
> I removed the extension;   it kept reappearing so I searched the HD  
> for
> invisible files using File Buddy, and found some unknown prefs which I
> removed...this prevented the 666 extension from reappearing.   I  
> then ran Norton AV 7 on
> the HD and recently-used removeable disks, and it found various  
> apps infected
> with Sevendust A/B, which it repaired.    Looks like everything's  
> fine now.
> However...now for the more on-topic part:     I found the 666  
> extension in
> the Classic System Folder on my iMac G4 15in. Flat Panel(10.4.3),  
> probably due
> to my having shared infected zip disks.    I succeeded in removing the
> extension and preventing its reappearance(I   think).    My  
> question:     If I boot
> into Classic and run Norton AV 7 on the HD, will it be harmful to  
> OS X files or
> any system resources?    As an X-newbie, I just want to check with  
> you all
> before running this old Norton AV.   Thanks for your feedback!
> Saul Broudy
> Philadelphia, PA   USA

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