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'OSX' is the platform designator used by F-Secure to identify programs that run on the Mac OS X (Snow Leopard) operating system developed by Apple, Inc.


The F-Secure security product will automatically remove the file.

A False Positive is when a file is incorrectly detected as harmful, usually because its code or behavior resembles known harmful programs. A False Positive will usually be fixed in a subsequent database update without any action needed on your part. If you wish, you may also:

  • Check for the latest database updates

    First check if your F-Secure security program is using the latest updates, then try scanning the file again.

  • Submit a sample

    After checking, if you still believe the file is incorrectly detected, you can submit a sample of it for re-analysis.

    Note: If the file was moved to quarantine, you need to collect the file from quarantine before you can submit it.

  • Exclude a file from further scanning

    If you are certain that the file is safe and want to continue using it, you can exclude it from further scanning by the F-Secure security product.

    Note: You need administrative rights to change the settings.

Technical Details

'OSX' is the platform designator for programs that run on the Mac OS X (Snow Leopard) operating system developed by Apple, Inc.

The 'X' in the name references the fact that the operating system is the tenth version to be produced and used in Macintosh computers. All previous versions of the operating system are identified with the platform identifier 'MacOS'.

OSX malware

OSX malware can be found in the wild, though they are less prevalent than malwares targeted to other, more popular operating systems. A few of the OSX malwares we have described in the past include: