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New OS X Trojan found and blocked by Apple's XProtect

A new command-and-control Trojan for OS X appears to be associated with the Syrian Electronic Army.

By Sep. 22, 2013


Apple fights Yontoo Trojan with XProtect update

New XProtect definitions identify Yontoo as "OSX.AdPlugin.i" and block all but the latest versions of Java.

By Mar. 22, 2013


How to monitor XProtect updates in OS X

OS X does not provide a way to monitor XProtect updates, but you can set up a custom script to do so.

By Mar. 14, 2013


XProtect update blocks unpatched Java versions in OS X

Apple has updated its Web plug-in blacklist to include all but the most recent versions of Java.

By Jan. 31, 2013


New Flashback malware variant follows XProtect update

A new variant of the Flashback malware has been found, though current malware definitions should detect it.

By Jan. 13, 2012


Apple issues late XProtect update for Flashback Trojan

Apple has updated its XProtect malware scanner to contend with the second revision of the Flashback malware, though this update comes after a bit of a delay.

By Nov. 29, 2011


Flashback OS X malware variant disables XProtect

The latest malware threat for OS X is a minor and obscure Trojan horse of which new versions have been found recently.

By Oct. 19, 2011


Apple tackles malware threats with XProtect update

Apple has a rudimentary malware scanner called XProtect, which it has updated to address recent malware threats.

By Sep. 26, 2011


What is the Eicar testfile?

If you would like to test Apple's XProtect system, you can now safely do so with the latest definitions update.

By Feb. 26, 2013


Q&A: MacFixIt Answers

Readers ask about how to fix a flashing incoming network connection request, Trash that won't empty, and more.

By May. 10, 2013