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MacSweeper First Rogue Application in Mac

Beware! First rogue application in Mac is here.

This rogue application displays a fake information, pretending that it is scans the user’s system. It then displays a fake Alert, showing that bad cookies and files were detected.


Once the user click “Remove”, it will download MacSweeperSetup.dmg and install MacSweeper.app – the rogue application.

There are two images or looks that links to this rogue application.

(1) The screenshot shown above is the image displayed when you visit this url:

(2) The screenshot shown below is the image displayed when you get linked or redirected (Ex. you have been linked from Google.) to this url:

http://scanner.macsweeper.com/scan.php?landid=2&os=macos&depid
=maxc_clr07&cid=2271&parid=mc_346586211

*** This links to rogue site; Use at your own risk! ***

As of this writing, no security scanners detects it.


MacSweeper does not need root admin password to execute the application. In fact it is just a portable application and no installation required. Here’s the screenshot below:

  1. AngelO.
    January 21, 2008 at 7:19 am | #1

    A Deeper Look On MacSweeper, with developer comments:
    http://blog.iantivirus.com/2008/01/deeper-look-on-macsweeper.html

  1. January 30, 2009 at 2:23 pm | #1
  2. May 1, 2009 at 5:18 am | #2

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