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MacDefender taking on more names of legitimate software packages

The criminals behind the MacDefender scam software are changing its name frequently, in an attempt to confuse Mac users and have them fall for the trap.

By June 3, 2011


Apple quashes latest version of MacDefender

Apple quietly updates anti-malware definitions in Mac OS X Snow Leopard to detect new variant of rogue antivirus malware.

By June 2, 2011


Apple security update targets MacDefender malware

A new security update for Mac OS X users puts the MacDefender malware on ice, quarantining files as well as keeping users from accidentally installing it.

By May 31, 2011


Apple offers MacDefender malware removal instructions

In the wake of concern over the new MacDefender malware that targets OS X users, Apple has released a knowledgebase article covering it and how to remove it.

By May 25, 2011


Apple posts MacDefender removal info, promises fix

Apple has finally acknowledged the MacDefender malware with instructions to remove the software, along with promising that a future version of the Mac OS will protect against it.

By May 24, 2011


How to remove MacDefender fake antivirus program

It's long been known that Macs aren't impervious to malware, and a recent fake antivirus program calling itself MacDefender appears to have affected more people than previously thought. Here's how to clean your Mac.

By May 19, 2011


New MacDefender malware discovered for OS X

A new malware threat disguised as a legitimate antivirus software package for OS X called "MacDefender" has been discovered.

By May 2, 2011


Mac Defender malware mutates in response to Apple's warnings

The Mac Defender malware that's been attacking Macs has been updated by its authors, so it no longer requires an administrator password to install itself.

By May 26, 2011


Apple tells support staff not to confirm Mac Defender infections

The AppleCare support service has been ordered not to confirm whether customer's computers are infected by the Mac Defender malware, which Apple is currently investigating.

By May 20, 2011


Mac Defender fake antivirus software is first major attack on Apple computers

The old saw that Macs don't get viruses is under fire as a piece of malware called Mac Defender is rampaging across the Web.

By May 19, 2011