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OSX Trojan Horse

OS X trojan can wipe Home directory, not a virus says Apple

An OS X trojan horse masquerading as a Microsoft Office 2004 installer can wipe your Home folder, security company Intego has announced.

The AS.MW2004.Trojan is a compiled AppleScript applet, a 108KB self-contained application, whose icon resembles an Office installer. The script runs a Unix command rm that permanently deletes the entire content of the Home directory.

The trojan was discovered in the UK on a Gnutella peer-to-peer network.

Both Apple and Microsoft warned users about the consequences of installing unlicensed, illegally copied software.

Here’s a quick solution posted by my brother Rahul.

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