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Comments on: “MACDefender” Malware Targets Mac OS X Users – Here’s How to Protect Against and Remove It



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By: Mac OS X Security Update Removes MacDefender Malware & Maintains Anti-Malware Definitions List

Tue, 31 May 2011 23:07:58 +0000

[...] without this software update MacDefender is easy to remove and avoid completely. Furthermore, release notes in the latest Mac OS X 10.6.8 developer build indicate that [...]



By: Mac OS X to get Anti-Malware Update Soon to Address MacDefender Scam

Tue, 24 May 2011 22:37:52 +0000

[...] Knowledge Base article. The update will address the MacDefender phishing malware that we showed you how to get rid of [...]



By: Amy

Thu, 19 May 2011 16:41:45 +0000

I work at an Apple reseller, and one of our techs created an app to delete the software. It's pretty slick and has been very helpful to several of our customers who have dealt with the malware. It can be downloaded for free here: http://www.simplymac.com/blog/2011/05/free-macdefender-malware-remover/



By: om trojanere, gamle og nye… « macbasics weblog

Sun, 08 May 2011 13:54:33 +0000

[...] out there… og som sagt, innen datasikring er det sunt og riktig med litt paranoia. Les mer hos osxdaily.com, eller hos intego.com, som var de som oppdaget denne [...]



By: Mark

Wed, 04 May 2011 11:16:20 +0000

My easy fix: I don't use Safari.



By: TheSkeptic

Mon, 02 May 2011 22:44:16 +0000

The simplest protection is this: don't enter your administrator password unless you know what you are installing. You should highlight that this is not a security flaw in OS X.... instead, it is an attempt to get a user to voluntarily install the Malware.



By: MacGeek

Mon, 02 May 2011 18:17:58 +0000

I bet we'll see a security update to Mac OS X within the week to resolve this even though is is very low concern. It uses methods that work wonders on Windows users but it's unlikely to have a serious impact on Macs. The scariest thing about it really is that it looks professional and then wants your credit card which will then be charged with who knows what.