[OS X TeX] OT: effective Macintosh Trojan in the wild

Lawrence Paulson lp15 at cam.ac.uk
Thu May 5 10:16:17 CEST 2005

> The "Trojan" is actually the antivirus program itself. Norton AV
> believes to find a virus signature in a swap file and "sanitizes" the
> swap file, thereby crashing the system.

Well, well. I used to run Virex, and it caused no end of problems with 
many applications. Some people even lost their mailboxes. AV software 
for Macs serves no purpose at present.

Larry Paulson

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