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Mantobar
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I opened an infected PDF by mistake. I saved the PDF file from my email to my desktop, and scanned the file …Sophos identified a trojan.

Is it sufficient to run a Sophos Endpoint Security full system scan to determine if my machine is virus free? I ran a full system scan and the result showed an all clear. My virus definitions are up to date.

I am not sure if I need to be concerned and if I can use my machine to handle my confidential details.

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I tried to open the pdf. Adobe came up witth an error message. How do I know if I am infected?

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ps1

I tried to open the pdf. Adobe came up witth an error message. How do I know if I am infected? My Adobe is 11.0.06

Mantobar
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Mantobar

Thanks dvk01. I appreciate you taking the time to share your knowledge.

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mrspock

As a mac user, I use either preview or Skim to read the tons of PDFs I usually handle. Don’t like much the basic Adobe reader because I cannot delete the pages.
I use clamxav (I cannot install Sophos on my old mac) to scan the pdf but it has never detect anything strange.
What can I do to be on the safe side? As far as I know there is nothing in the settings that I can uncheck in order to block any script/macro hidden inside the a modified pdf.

thanks

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