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Hi,

 

Something strange happened to me a few weeks ago. When I download a full backup it didn't get passed my virus scanner (sophos) when downloading. Sophos told me the file (backup-tar file) is infected with virus Troj/BluePie-A

 

Sophos has the following information on their site:

 

Type Trojan

Affected operating systems Unix

Side effects Allows others to access the computer

 

Should I get worried when I read this? Does anyone have an answer? :notworthy:

 

Thanks

Ron

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Most likely this virus is an attachment in an email message. As long as you don't extract the archive on your machine you would be fine. What I would do is make sure the mail folders are clear on your account and do another full backup.

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Most likely this virus is an attachment in an email message. As long as you don't extract the archive on your machine you would be fine. What I would do is make sure the mail folders are clear on your account and do another full backup.

 

Thanks Bruce, sounds logical. Why didn't I think of that? Will clear mailboxes and spam box and then try again! :notworthy:

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