Q&A: What is type of computer virus is “PUA.OLE.EmbeddedPDF” and how do I remove?

Question by Ivonna T: What is type of computer virus is “PUA.OLE.EmbeddedPDF” and how do I remove?
When I try to upload a file from my Mac, I get the error message, “The file you are trying to attach contains a virus.” I don’t know what to do to get rid of it. I’m afraid to download anti-virus software that slows my Mac and does nothing to mend the problem. What is this virus and how do I get rid of it?

Best answer:

Answer by Casca Longinus
Here are a couple of free mac AV’s that won’t slow you down, and you can uninstall them after your done:

http://www.sophos.com/en-us/products/free-tools/sophos-antivirus-for-mac-home-edition.aspx

http://www.iantivirus.com/

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3 Responses to Q&A: What is type of computer virus is “PUA.OLE.EmbeddedPDF” and how do I remove?

  • Frederik says:

    I would reccomand AVG

  • Richard says:

    Fortunately, you can run anti-virus software on your Mac and NOT slow it down.

    I would suggest getting SOPHOS for your Mac. I put it on my iMac about the 2nd or 3rd day after I bought my machine. It runs silently in the background, no degradation of performance, and it has a pretty good reputation…three things I could never say about Norton or MacAfee.

    Oh…and it’s free!

    Hope this helps.

  • Saint says:

    You definitely need a anti virus to remove that. Most of the anti virus available are old style, they will slow down your PC and even some times wont protects from viruses.

    I strongly suggest COMODO anti virus for Mac. Comodo is new generation, default deny..stops infections…

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