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Kudos0

Norton Security Potential Threat Messages

I keep getting Potential Threat messages from Norton Security regarding MacKeeper on my iMac (A potential threat was detected at /private/var/root/.Trash/MacKeeper.app/Contents/Plugins/LeftoversCleaner.plugin/Contents/MacOS/LeftoversCleaner!

Would you like to delete it?)

I get tons of these and at one point I was deleting them all and then all of a sudden my iMac wouldn't boot up and I had to do a complete restore to before I delete them and now I'm afraid to delete them.  Is MacKeeper not a good thing to have on my iMac?  How do I stop this from happening?  The messages are all different and referencing different files but the commonality in all of them is MacKeeper somewhere in the string.

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Kudos0

Re: Norton Security Potential Threat Messages

Hello terry. The program "LeftoversCleaner" is a valid program downloadable from the iTunes store. Although it may be PUP I would suggest you download and run Malwarebytes to see if it detects malicious activity.

Cheers

Retired military (Navy 1980-2002) AO1 (AW) Aviation Warfare Specialist "From DOS to Windows10 what a journey it has been" / MS Certified Professional / Windows 10 Professional x 64 version 1809 / build 17763.437 / NCSP 22.17.0.183 / Norton Core v.282 on Android 1.93
Kudos0

Re: Norton Security Potential Threat Messages

Thanks.  Appreciate the reply.

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