My dad's Mac was comprimised a few days ago by a virus that basically seems to have taken over his Hotmail email account. Everyone in his address book was sent an email from his address with a note saying that he had gone on vacation in Europe and had run into trouble and could you plese send money to help me out. That's not verbatim but that was the gist of it. The virus also changed his account password and the answers to all his secret security questions. Pretty nasty little problem it has caused him.
I purchased a digital copy of the newest Norton Anti-Virus for him the other day and after installation I initiated a full system scan. This was three days ago and his computer is still scanning. The values keep changing for the progress report that indicates how many files total will be scanned versus the current amount that have been scanned. This is a full system scan and the initial value reported roughly 5 million files would be scanned. As of today that number is up 12 million.
He has an older PowerMac G4 running Leopard 10.5.8.
Thank you for any help you have.