01-15-2016, 09:36 PM
Join Date: Jul 2010
OS: OS X 10.6
After what seemed like a mild virus attack - a reputed e-commerce site showed a pop-up spamming me with ads etc. and my hotmail and yahoomail accounts (I use mostly on my Samsung) had been compromised - I had installed Sophos a couple of weeks ago. My computer (Retina, early 2015 MBP, 13in) is running fine, but I see some strange activity again.
I am uploading this screenshot of these files that have suddenly come up from somewhere. e.g. the first one is named -
I normally restart my laptop only once a week or so, and I this had come up soon after I restarted it. Also, I had just put in my ext HDD so perhaps this has something to do with that. I had also just plugged in the camera card into the reader which I took out right away. The Sophos scan does not show any threats.
Should I just delete these files and forget about it?
I have never used antivirus for Mac but at this point I just feel the need for one. I selected Sophos reading website recos, but it would be nice if members suggested which ones work best on the Mac (and are free of charge).