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OSX.Adware.Gen

Updated:
January 2, 2015 9:53:38 AM
Type:
Adware
Risk Impact:
Low
Systems Affected:
Mac

Behavior

OSX.Adware.Gen is a generic detection for many individual but varied OS X adware programs for which specific definitions have not been created. A generic detection is used because it protects against many adware programs that share similar characteristics.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version December 31, 2014 revision 008
  • Latest Rapid Release version January 15, 2018 revision 020
  • Initial Daily Certified version December 31, 2014 revision 020
  • Latest Daily Certified version January 15, 2018 revision 024
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date January 7, 2015
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