OSX.MacKeeper!gen1

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Discovered: March 15, 2018
Updated: March 15, 2018 3:56:17 PM
Type: Misleading Application
Infection Length: Varies
Name: Mac Keeper
Version: 3.16
Publisher: Mac Keeper
Systems Affected: Mac

OSX.MacKeeper!gen1 is a heuristic detection used to detect risks associated with the OSX.MacKeeper family.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version March 27, 2018 revision 008
  • Latest Rapid Release version March 27, 2018 revision 040
  • Initial Daily Certified version March 27, 2018 revision 032
  • Latest Daily Certified version March 28, 2018 revision 009
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date March 21, 2018

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Discovered: March 15, 2018
Updated: March 15, 2018 3:56:17 PM
Type: Misleading Application
Infection Length: Varies
Name: Mac Keeper
Version: 3.16
Publisher: Mac Keeper
Systems Affected: Mac

OSX.MacKeeper!gen1 is a heuristic detection used to detect risks associated with the OSX.MacKeeper family.

Files that are detected as OSX.MacKeeper!gen1 are considered malicious. If you have reason to believe that your files are incorrectly detected by Symantec products, you can submit them to Symantec Security Response for further analysis.

Discovered: March 15, 2018
Updated: March 15, 2018 3:56:17 PM
Type: Misleading Application
Infection Length: Varies
Name: Mac Keeper
Version: 3.16
Publisher: Mac Keeper
Systems Affected: Mac

The following instructions pertain to all current and recent Symantec antivirus products for Macintosh.

  1. Update the virus definitions.
  2. Run a full system scan and repair or delete all the files detected.
For specific details on each of these steps, read the following instructions.

1. To update the virus definitions
To obtain the most recent virus definitions run LiveUpdate: These virus definitions are posted to the LiveUpdate servers regularly. To determine whether definitions for this threat are available by LiveUpdate, refer to the Virus Definitions (LiveUpdate) .

2. To scan for and delete the infected files
  • Start your Norton AntiVirus or Symantec Endpoint Protection for Macintosh program and make sure that it is configured to scan all files.
  • Run a full system scan.
  • If any files are detected, click Repair (if available) or Delete.