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Can I scan downloaded PDF files?

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Submit the file to Virus total for a Report.


It will give you an indication if it is malicious or not.

Example:     https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/c63687e8aaa9c40db79663ab9ae9d375e701e1b38219c4522655c3b19ab41b31/detection


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There is currently no known malware capable of infecting a Mac via a PDF. There have been vulnerabilities in Adobe Acrobat Reader in the past that could be used for installing malware, but those were never exploited to drop Mac malware to my knowledge. It's especially a non-issue if you are using Preview to view PDFs on your Mac.

If you're curious whether it might contain Windows malware, I'd recommend David's suggestion. Malwarebytes for Mac does not detect Windows malware.

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