Just joined due to a request I had via "Chat" with website. Found Threat!

I'm running Sophos Anti-Virus Home Edition v 9.6.5. After the scan was completed, the log states the following:  

Configuration:

Scan inside archives and compressed files: No
Automatically clean up threats : Yes
Scan for adware and potentially unwanted applications (PUA): No
Automatically clean up adware and potentially unwanted applications (PUA): No
Action on infected files: Delete
Live Protection enabled: Yes
Scan for controlled applications: No

2017-11-13 08:55:48 -0700 Threat: 'Mal/Generic-S' detected in '/Users/macuser/Library/Application Support/com.QuickLookSearches/QuickLookSearches'

Cleaned up threat 2017-11-13 09:11:10 -0700 Files Scanned: 909177, Threats Found: 1, PUAs found: 0, Issues found: 0


.. Is this something I can clear from my Mac computer?  If so, how best to proceed?  

Thanks, Tim

  • Hi Tim, 

    Sophos should be able to find and remove the Malware unless it is somehow encrypted by iTunes back up or another program. Having said that, it appears to be a Windows malware (according to Sophos) so your Mac should be safe anyway.

    Regards

  • In reply to Saman Dayani:

    Thanks so much for the reply.  

    I have re-booted and ran the software again .. success!  

    Tim

    Configuration:

    Scan inside archives and compressed files: No
    Automatically clean up threats : Yes
    Scan for adware and potentially unwanted applications (PUA): No
    Automatically clean up adware and potentially unwanted applications (PUA): No
    Action on infected files: Delete
    Live Protection enabled: Yes
    Scan for controlled applications: No

    2017-11-14 10:29:02 -0700 Scan 'Scan Local Drives' started

     

    2017-11-14 11:04:05 -0700 Files Scanned: 910014, Threats Found: 0, PUAs found: 0, Issues found: 0

    2017-11-14 11:04:05 -0700 Scan 'Scan Local Drives' ended - Scan time: 00:35:0

  • In reply to Tim Hickman:

    Fantastic Tim, glad it worked. 

  • In reply to Saman Dayani:

    Appreciate the replies ..

    Will be quiet now .... thanks

    Tim