Keychaindump

Keychaindump

Updated:
May 03, 2018
Risk Impact:
Low
Systems Affected:
Mac

Behavior

Keychaindump is a misleading application that may disclose passwords.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 02, 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version October 02, 2014 revision 022
  • Initial Daily Certified version September 08, 2012 revision 009
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 08, 2012 revision 009
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date September 12, 2012
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The program must be manually installed.

When the program is executed, it dumps passwords used by the currently logged-in user when run with administrator privileges.

The program may be used for legitimate purposes, but it may also be used for malicious activities.
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.