January 17, 2008

MacSweeper – A Misleading Application - (Warning)


Today Symantec reported that an application “MacSweeper” published by KiVVi Software is misleading MAC users . This is a “Low” risk misleading application which may be installed by another program. It may also be manually installed from the Website.

When the program is executed, it may remove unnecessary files and files that contain private information.

It also reports false or exaggerated system security threats on the computer.

The program then prompts the user to purchase a registered version of the software in order to remove the reported problems.

When the program is installed, it creates the following file:

Source: Symantec.com

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