1. /
  2. Security Response/
  3. OSX.Janicab


Risk Level 1: Very Low

July 15, 2013
July 17, 2013 4:41:51 PM
Infection Length:
Systems Affected:
Mac OS X
OSX.Janicab is a Trojan horse that opens a back door and steals information from the compromised computer.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version July 15, 2013 revision 034
  • Latest Rapid Release version April 27, 2015 revision 020
  • Initial Daily Certified version July 16, 2013 revision 003
  • Latest Daily Certified version April 27, 2015 revision 021
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date July 17, 2013
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

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: Medium
  • Payload: Opens a back door and downloads files.
  • Releases Confidential Info: Steals information from the compromised computer.


  • 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: Jeet Morparia and Dumitru Stama

Search Threats

Search by name
Example: W32.Beagle.AG@mm
STAR Antimalware Protection Technologies
Internet Security Threat Report