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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


A look at Apple's Flashback removal tool

Apple's removal tool for Flashback is similar to its previous one for dealing with the MacDefender infection.

By April 12, 2012


Apple's malware detection update circumvented in 8 hours

Yesterday Apple released an update to OS X that tackles the new MacDefender malware threat and its variants, but a new variant to the malware already bypasses Apple's efforts.

By June 1, 2011


Securing your Mac from the new MacGuard malware variant

There is a new variant of the MacDefender malware for OS X that can be installed without requiring an admin password.

By May 25, 2011