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OSX El Capitan Infection


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#1 Naichi

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Posted 16 July 2016 - 05:33 PM

Ever since I updated to OSX El Capitan I keep getting this popup. 
 
"Avast Filesystem shield has blocked a threat and moved it to the Chest"
 
Infection: Win32:Malware-gen
 
Process: /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/CloudKitDameon.framework.Support/cloudd
 
File: /Library/Caches/CloudKit/com.apple.bird/X6B29J8D22.com.savysoda.documents/.../MMCS/tmpm-0x000000000e
 
It seems like something keeps generating a temporary file that Avast immediately blocks.
 
Please help! 
 
I am on Mac OSX, if that isn't already clear, and I have already tried to run an Avast scan and a MalwareBytes scan. Both did not catch anything. Thank you if you can help me identify the issue as it is somewhat annoying to keep getting that popup.


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#2 Ant_Teh_Nee

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Posted 28 July 2016 - 08:33 PM

I'm unfamiliar with Mac OS, so I cannot help you. Try posting this to the Mac OS fourm or the Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs, you're more likely to get some help there.

 

Good Luck!


Edited by Ant_Teh_Nee, 28 July 2016 - 08:33 PM.


#3 Trikein

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Posted 28 July 2016 - 09:01 PM

Do you get the popup when doing something or when idle? I think Win32:Malware-gen is the name Avast gives any GENeric malware it detects through heuristics but have not identified.  I did some googling and it may be a false negative from script on a webpage that Avast is blocking. I would STILL wait for others who specialize in OSX to comment. Where there is smoke, there is usually fire, even if its not the "fire" the AV is saying.






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