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January 7, 2016 7:40:34 PM
Misleading Application
Infection Length:
407,468 bytes
KiVVi Software
Risk Impact:
Systems Affected:
Mac OS X


OSX.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 OSX.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 October 2, 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version February 12, 2015 revision 005
  • Initial Daily Certified version January 17, 2008 revision 033
  • Latest Daily Certified version February 12, 2015 revision 017
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date January 16, 2008
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