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OSX.MacKeeper!gen1

OSX.MacKeeper!gen1

Discovered:
15 March 2018
Updated:
15 March 2018
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 27 March 2018 revision 008
  • Latest Rapid Release version 27 March 2018 revision 040
  • Initial Daily Certified version 27 March 2018 revision 032
  • Latest Daily Certified version 28 March 2018 revision 009
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date 21 March 2018
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
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.
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.