[Solved] BaseSystem.dmg malware in Base?

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[Solved] BaseSystem.dmg malware in Base?

Postby Bruce in Louisville » Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:17 pm

Hello! I ran a scan on my MacBook, and the scanner reported that XCAssets in the BaseSystem.dmg was a malware backdoor.

Any info on this?
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Re: Malware in Base?

Postby MrProgrammer » Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:21 pm

Bruce in Louisville wrote:I ran a scan on my MacBook, and the scanner reported that XCAssets in the BaseSystem.dmg was a malware backdoor.
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If you downloaded what you thought was OpenOffice from somewhere else, move it to the trash. There is no BaseSystem.dmg in Apache OpenOffice so I can't help further with your problem.
 Edit: If your computer has a BaseSystem.dmg file, it came from some other software you installed. OpenOffice doesn't use or need it. 

Good luck if you choose to install Big Sur. I would guess that OpenOffice has not been tested on that operating system.

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Re: Malware in Base?

Postby Bruce in Louisville » Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:36 pm

Pretty sure that I did the d/l from that location. Nevertheless, I will delete that file and uninstall, and reinstall from a fresh download. Will post results.
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Re: BaseSystem.dmg malware in Base?

Postby UnklDonald418 » Thu Nov 26, 2020 8:28 pm

Googling BaseSystem.dmg reveals it is an Apple operating system file and is not related to OO or LO Base.
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Re: BaseSystem.dmg malware in Base?

Postby John_Ha » Thu Nov 26, 2020 8:29 pm

False positives are unfortunately common.
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Re: BaseSystem.dmg malware in Base? [SOLVED]

Postby Bruce in Louisville » Thu Nov 26, 2020 8:46 pm

Well, my face is red.

I assumed, because it had Base in the name, that it was related to my recent install of OO. Instead, it was part of the InstallCatalina package, which was part of a bootable USB I had prepared.

So, false alarm. Sorry to take up everyone's time.
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