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January 17, 2008 9:10:33 PM
Misleading Application
Infection Length:
407,468 bytes
KiVVi Software
Risk Impact:
Systems Affected:
Mac OS X


Macsweeper is a misleading application for Mac OS X that may give exaggerated reports about threats on your computer.

Further Reading:
To find out more about Macsweeper and related security risks, please read the Symantec Security Response blog entry Attack of the Clones II.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version January 18, 2008 revision 040
  • Latest Rapid Release version February 4, 2013 revision 023
  • Initial Daily Certified version January 17, 2008 revision 033
  • Latest Daily Certified version February 3, 2013 revision 009
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date January 16, 2008
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