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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

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Kaspersky finds fake antivirus program in ads on ICQ

Ad for clothing line that is shown in ICQ also pops up a fake antivirus warning, encouraging the user to download a program that's not a legitimate antivirus product.

By January 25, 2011

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Fake Facebook e-mail contains Trojan

A new e-mail claiming to come from "The Facebook Team" is circulating. According to security firm MX Labs, that e-mail contains a Trojan horse called Bredolab.

By October 27, 2009

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Fake parking tickets direct to malicious Web site

The mock citations left on hybrid cars in North Dakota direct parkers to a Web site that prompts them to download a toolbar that installs a Trojan onto the computer.

By February 4, 2009

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Spam masquerading as Twitter e-mails lead to phishing, malware

E-mails masquerading as Twitter support messages prompt recipients to click links that download a Trojan and display fake anti-virus warnings or lead to a phishing site, security firms say.

By June 9, 2010

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Fake "Word 2004 Demo" trojan horse distributed

Fake "Word 2004 Demo" trojan horse distributed

By May 13, 2004

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How bad is the Mac malware scare? (FAQ)

Windows users are familiar with the fake anti-malware ruse, but this is the first time it's been targeted at the smaller Mac market. CNET tells you what MacDefender is and what it means for Macintosh users.

By May 19, 2011

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Protect your Android device from malware

Mobile malware is on the rise and your device could be at risk. These tips could help you stay safe and keep your personal information out of the hands of cybercriminals.

By December 19, 2013

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Iranian and Syrian dissidents targeted by spyware

A proxy tool used by people in Iran and Syria to bypass local censorship controls seems to be the victim of a new strain of spyware.

By May 30, 2012