RDN/Generic.osx - How to Remove
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RDN/Generic.osx – How to Remove


RDN/Generic.osx has been plaguing Mac machines for quite some time. The infection is of the Trojan type and according to multiple user reports the malware infiltrates the system in a stealthy manner. In most cases, users believe they are about to download a Flash Player update but instead they are downloading the RDN/Generic.osx Trojan.

Another distribution technique is phishing emails where the user is tricked into opening a malicious email attachment.

Threat Summary

NameRDN/Generic.osx
TypeTrojan for OSX
Short DescriptionMay steal files, take screenshots, and obtain other information from the infected Mac.
SymptomsSymptoms may vary depending on the infection method.
Distribution MethodLikely via a fake app that pretends to be helpful, or via malicious web links and email attachments.
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Please note that some Trojans are capable of taking screenshots as well as stealing passwords and also files from infected systems. Other Trojans may serve as adware and PUP droppers. If your Mac has been infected by RDN/Generic.osx or a similar infection, we strongly suggest that you read this article to the end where we provide removal instructions.

RDN/Generic.osx – How Did I Get It?

Even though Trojan infections are not as popular on OS X as they are on Windows, but they still occur. In most cases,

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Trojans such as RDN/Generic.osx are distributed in email attachments and bogus downloads.

Such Trojans are often distributed as fake apps that are offered by what only seems reputable websites. In order to get the user to download and install the app, the publisher may make it seem as the app is something you are looking for, like a converter app, video editor, or any other useful app. While the app may work properly, it may also contain malicious code which primary purpose is to activate the RDN/Generic.osx on the targeted Mac.

When being delivered via email, Trojans rely on infected email attachments where users are lured by a CV, invoice, or other document attached to the email body. Long story short, the end goal is to convince victims that the attachment uploaded is important, and it is urgent that the user reads its content. To enable the content, users are typically asked to enable Macros on their Mac, which may result in the triggering of RDN/Generic.osx.

Remove RDN/Generic.osx from Your Mac

If you believe that your Mac has been infected by a “trojanized” app, you should immediately take actions towards securing your machine. One of those actions is to manually delete the Trojan. However, this may not solve your problem, since such infections often have backed up files on standby and may restart the infection after removal.

That being said, it is strongly recommended that you remove RDN/Generic.osx automatically from your Mac with the aid of a powerful anti-malware program. An anti-malware program will automatically remove all traces and objects of the Trojan and will ensure that your Mac remains protected against malware in the future.

Milena Dimitrova

An inspired writer and content manager who has been with SensorsTechForum for 4 years. Enjoys ‘Mr. Robot’ and fears ‘1984’. Focused on user privacy and malware development, she strongly believes in a world where cybersecurity plays a central role. If common sense makes no sense, she will be there to take notes. Those notes may later turn into articles!

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