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OSX.Macarena

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
November 2, 2006
Updated:
February 13, 2007 1:01:55 PM
Type:
Virus
Systems Affected:
Macintosh, Macintosh OS X

OSX.Macarena is a proof of concept virus that infects files in the current folder on the compromised computer.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version November 3, 2006
  • Latest Rapid Release version February 19, 2013 revision 016
  • Initial Daily Certified version November 3, 2006
  • Latest Daily Certified version July 3, 2012 revision 017
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date November 8, 2006
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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
Writeup By: Peter Ferrie

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