Malware Proton 63

Infected operating system
Mac OS Catalina
Infected device issues
Malware detected after virus scan (Zap prog)
Browsers affected by infection
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Jan 4, 2022
Hello everyone,

I'm in trouble with my iMac 2013.
I find a Osx.Malware.Proton-63 in my computer even after that I reinstalled all the Catalina OS from scratch (and erase the previous partition/version, via internet recovery mode). See the attached picture for the detail of the file location.

The most suprising things are:
1) I find it immediatly after launching OS for the first time after its fresh installation.
2) I also find the same folder/file on my MacBook Pro, but my scanner does not consider it as a malware.

Do you know if the one detected on my iMac is really a malware? If so, do you have suggestion to remove the file? Cause it's locked, and I failed to erase it even manually.

Thank you very much,


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