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  3. OSX.PUA.Gen


January 2, 2015 9:52:56 AM
Potentially Unwanted App
Risk Impact:
Systems Affected:


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

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version December 31, 2014 revision 008
  • Latest Rapid Release version January 25, 2018 revision 016
  • Initial Daily Certified version December 31, 2014 revision 020
  • Latest Daily Certified version January 25, 2018 revision 020
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date January 7, 2015
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