Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 25th May 2011 17:02 UTC, submitted by kaiwai
Mac OS X Well, it took them long enough. Apple has finally acknowledged the existence of the MAC Defender trojan, and has offered removal instructions. The company has also promised a security update to Mac OS X that will block MAC Defender and its variants from working. All this information was published in the form of a support document on Apple's website. Update: Well, that was fast. A new variant of the trojan, called Mac Guard, has been discovered. Unlike previous variants, this one does not require users to enter their administrative password.
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RE[2]: :)
by poundsmack on Wed 25th May 2011 20:06 UTC in reply to "RE: :)"
poundsmack
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2005-07-13

Not sure how lethal the mac one is, but the pc one is fairly easily removed these day with Malwarebytes and or SuperAntiSpyware.

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RE[3]: :)
by rhavyn on Wed 25th May 2011 20:12 in reply to "RE[2]: :)"
rhavyn Member since:
2005-07-06

Not sure how lethal the mac one is, but the pc one is fairly easily removed these day with Malwarebytes and or SuperAntiSpyware.


http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4650

Summary: Quit MacDefender. Drap MacDefender to the trash. Empty the trash. Remove login item.

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