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Risk Level 1: Very Low

November 2, 2006
February 13, 2007 1:01:55 PM
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 Level: Low
  • Number of Infections: 0 - 49
  • Number of Sites: 0 - 2
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Easy


  • Damage Level: Low


  • Distribution Level: Low
Note: On May 14, 2015, modifications will be made to the threat write-ups to streamline the content. The Threat Assessment section will no longer be published as this section is no longer relevant to today's threat landscape. The Risk Level will continue to be the main threat risk assessment indicator.
Writeup By: Peter Ferrie

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