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  What Is ClamXav (and do Mac users really need antivirus)
Subject:   Then what?
Date:   2005-08-23 05:50:27
From:   F.J.
Response to: Then what?

Hi!


The reason the ClamXav documentation tells you what you do with the files is up to you is that ClamXav does not attempt to repair files -- an unreliable and risky process.


In this light, trashing these files is the best course of action. Provided you have never opened them and they cannot infect your Mac -- a Windows .exe virus, for example --, you should be safe. Should you have inadvertently opened a Microsoft Office file, for example, containing a malicious macro, you might want to further investigate the matter and ensure that your installation was not compromised.


In any case, you can run a system-wide scan with an updated ClamXav as well, to be on the safe side.


Let me know if this helps!


FJ