MAC Gets a Virus?

Posted by admin on May 31, 2011 under MAC | Comments are off for this article

After days of silence Apple is now addressing the high-profile virus that is threatening to ruin the reputation of the virus free world of the Mac
operating system.

“In the coming days, Apple will deliver a Mac OS X software update that will automatically find and remove Mac Defender malware and its known variants,” the company stated. “The update will also help protect users by providing an explicit warning if they download this malware.”

The malware is called MacGuard, and will tell the user that their computer is infected with a virus. According to MacGuard the only way to remedy it is to enter their credit cards and other personal information.

Unlike the previous variants of this fake antivirus, no administrator’s password is required to install this program, and since any user with an administrator’s account can install software in the applications folder, a password is not needed. This makes unintentionally installing the malware extremely easy.

Apple has offered information as to how to prevent the malware from invading your computer, as well as how to remove it if it has already been installed. For more information visit Apple Support here http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4650

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