Threat Explorer

The Threat Explorer is a comprehensive resource consumers can turn to for daily, accurate, up-to-date information on the latest threats, risks and vulnerabilities.

OSX.AMCleaner

OSX.AMCleaner

Updated:
11 September 2018
Infection Length:
Varies
Risk Impact:
Low
Systems Affected:
Mac

Behavior

OSX.AMCleaner is a potentially unwanted application that gives misleading information about issues on the computer.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version 19 August 2018 revision 023
  • Latest Rapid Release version 19 August 2018 revision 023
  • Initial Daily Certified version 20 August 2018 revision 002
  • Latest Daily Certified version 20 August 2018 revision 002
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date 22 August 2018
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Once executed, the application creates the following file:
  • /Applications/Mac Mechanics.app

The application performs a scan and displays misleading information about issues on the computer.
The following instructions pertain to all current and recent Symantec antivirus products for Mac.
  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 Mac 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.