Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 18th Apr 2009 09:27 UTC
Mac OS X Remember the Mac trojan that we reported about earlier this year? A trojan was found piggybacking on the back of copies of iWork and Photoshop CS4 found on warez sites and networks, and it would install itself after the user had entered his or her administrator password during the software's installation. This trojan didn't seem like much of a threat back then, but as it turns out, it's now in use in the first Macintosh botnet.
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RE[5]: hmm
by FealDorf on Sat 18th Apr 2009 19:20 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: hmm"
FealDorf
Member since:
2008-01-07

@sbenitezb: about virus...es, it was something of a fetish ;)
@Kroc: MD5!?! Why would a general user go through something as geeky as checking the MD5 hash?

@werpu: No -- an anti-malware is NOT an anti-virus. Also; wha!? Did you even use vista?!?

I second darknexus, all it takes is a serial-key..

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RE[6]: hmm
by werpu on Sun 19th Apr 2009 18:21 in reply to "RE[5]: hmm"
werpu Member since:
2006-01-18

@sbenitezb: about virus...es, it was something of a fetish ;)
@Kroc: MD5!?! Why would a general user go through something as geeky as checking the MD5 hash?

@werpu: No -- an anti-malware is NOT an anti-virus. Also; wha!? Did you even use vista?!?

I second darknexus, all it takes is a serial-key..

I know anti malware is not anti virus, but the lines between malware, virii and trojans are blurry, many antir virus packages also come with anti malware and anti trojan functionality. Windows defender is not an exception here, but it leaves out dedicated virii and some kind of malware due to not trying to push into the markets of anti virus vendors. I am not sure how good Windows defender is, but I rather doubt that it decreases your chances of being hit by a trojan if you apply user stupidity a lot...
I have not heard too many good things about it but on the other hand also not too many. Probably because most people do not bother too much about it, but go for a different solution anyway...

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