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OSX.Remoteaccess

OSX.Remoteaccess

Updated:
April 19, 2010
Risk Impact:
Medium
Systems Affected:
Mac

Behavior

OSX.Remoteaccess is a detection for various RemoteAccess programs on Mac OS X computers.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 02, 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version February 01, 2015 revision 020
  • Initial Daily Certified version April 19, 2010 revision 021
  • Latest Daily Certified version May 21, 2010 revision 002
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date April 21, 2010
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OSX.Remoteaccess may be a legitimate remote administration software for Mac OS X computers. Some of the components may be used by malicious programs to provide a remote attacker access to the computer.
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
Symantec Security Response fully tests all the virus definitions for quality assurance before they are posted to our servers. There are two ways to obtain the most recent virus definitions:
  • Running LiveUpdate, which is the easiest way to obtain virus definitions: These virus definitions are posted to the LiveUpdate servers once each week (usually on Wednesdays), unless there is a major virus outbreak. To determine whether definitions for this threat are available by LiveUpdate, refer to the Virus Definitions (LiveUpdate).
  • Downloading the definitions using the Intelligent Updater: The Intelligent Updater virus definitions are posted on U.S. business days (Monday through Friday). You should download the definitions from the Symantec Security Response Web site and manually install them. To determine whether definitions for this threat are available by the Intelligent Updater, refer to the Virus Definitions (Intelligent Updater).
The Intelligent Updater virus definitions are available: Read "How to update virus definition files using the Intelligent Updater " for detailed instructions.

2. To scan for and delete the infected files
a. Start your Norton AntiVirus for Macintosh program and make sure that it is configured to scan all the files.
b. Run a full system scan. For more information on how to do this, read the document, "How to install Norton AntiVirus for Macintosh ."
c. If any files are detected, click Repair (if available) or Delete.