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Virus problem on a Mac

ddamrau asked
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I'm working on a Mac computer that has become infected with various rouge AV trojans (MacProtector, for one). Sophos did a good job of cleaning up the computer, but it cant clean the backups created by Time Machine. I've tried to manually delete them, but I get an error saying Time Machine backups cant be modified. How do I get those infected backups cleaned?
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