MacMag

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
December 31, 1987
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:56:53 AM
Also Known As:
Aldus, Brandow, Drew, Peace
Type:
Virus
Systems Affected:
Macintosh

MacMag is a rare virus that originated in a HyperCard stack. It displays a message of universal peace when triggered.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version December 21, 2000
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 20, 2008 revision 017
  • Initial Daily Certified version December 21, 2000
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 20, 2008 revision 016
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date pending
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Threat Assessment

Wild

  • Wild Level: Low
  • Number of Infections: 0 - 49
  • Number of Sites: 0 - 2
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Easy

Damage

  • Damage Level: Low

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low

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