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OSX.Malcol

Jan 5, 2015

Risk Level 1: Very Low

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

Initial Daily Certified version of virus definitions for Norton security products was released on January 5, 2015 revision 019. It should be noted that users with the older versions of Norton Internet Security are limited to Daily LiveUpdate definitions. For more information, go to the page where the are described virus definitions available for Norton products.

OSX.Malcol Threat Assessment
ComponentSeverity
Wild LevelLow
Number of Infections0 - 49
Number of Sites0 - 2
Geographical DistributionLow
Threat ContainmentEasy
RemovalEasy
Damage LevelLow
Distribution LevelLow


According to the Symantec Threat Severity Assessment, overall risk of OSX.Malcol is now categorized as «Very Low» — poses little threat to users; rarely even makes headlines; no reports in the wild. Read more about Threat Severity Assessment.

More information about OSX.Malcol, you can find on the official site of Symantec Corporation, where in addition to useful information you can find technical details and removal instructions: www.symantec.com

It is also recommended to read the article Network security threats, where you can find a brief description and explanation of the most dangerous security threats plus a few simple tips on how to protect your personal computer from them.

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