That would depend somewhat on what the file was. If it was an e-mail, for instance, then you could damage the Mailbox index, but if it's just something from your Download folder, it would be OK to delete it.gomi wrote:the subject line came up after I installed ClamXav saying 1 virus was found but left there for me to do something with it. My first instinct was just drag to trash and empty trash; however, some of the posts I read said to do that "could" be dangerous to the HD.
The file name indicates this is Windows malware and the infection name (which is actually Adware.Ibryte-54) does not have the letters "OSX" in it, so it is harmless to your computer, but you wouldn't want to accidentally send it to a Windows user, so it should be removed. It is not the cause of your computer slowing down.My computer started spinning round and round getting slower and slower in all engines I was using, chrome, safari, firefox, etc., so I thought hmmmmmm could it be a " V I R U S"?
See Dealing with infected files.Do I drag the file to trash to dispose of it and empty, do nothing or what?
See Schedule preferences.Is there a particular way I should "turn on" Clam so it is checking my files everyday?
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