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OSX.Genieo!gen1

OSX.Genieo!gen1

Discovered:
18 May 2015
Updated:
08 November 2016
Systems Affected:
Mac
OSX.Genieo!gen1 is a heuristic detection used to detect risks associated with the potentially unwanted application Genieo .

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version 18 May 2015 revision 003
  • Latest Rapid Release version 20 May 2015 revision 006
  • Initial Daily Certified version 18 May 2015 revision 006
  • Latest Daily Certified version 20 May 2015 revision 016
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date 20 May 2015
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OSX.Genieo!gen1 is a heuristic detection used to detect risks associated with the potentially unwanted application Genieo .

Files that are detected as OSX.Genieo!gen1 are considered risks. 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.
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.