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New Mac Trojan horse disables Apple's automatic malware updates
travelin cat




msg:4376831
 11:33 pm on Oct 19, 2011 (gmt 0)

New Mac malware has been found masquerading as a Flash installer:

The good news is that you can only get infected if you double-click on a rogue file masquerading as a Flash installer. The bad news is that if you do fall victim to the Trojan, it disables your Macís automatic malware definition updates.

[macworld.com...]

Here are removal instructions:
[f-secure.com...]

 

smallcompany




msg:4388226
 7:27 pm on Nov 17, 2011 (gmt 0)

Do various Mac antivirus software help in preventing this stuff?

mslina2002




msg:4388268
 9:21 pm on Nov 17, 2011 (gmt 0)

thanks cat for the alert.

travelin cat




msg:4389878
 3:20 pm on Nov 22, 2011 (gmt 0)

smallcompany, any good Mac virus software should detect this and other malware.

Lorel




msg:4390516
 11:41 pm on Nov 23, 2011 (gmt 0)

Since when does the Mac need virus software?

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msg:4390690
 2:31 pm on Nov 24, 2011 (gmt 0)

Since when does the Mac need virus software?


Exactly! Mac's are novelty niche computer which hackers rarely bother to write virus/worms malware.

Hugene




msg:4390719
 3:34 pm on Nov 24, 2011 (gmt 0)

Mac's are novelty niche computer


This was true 10 years ago. No longer the case.

travelin cat




msg:4390730
 4:14 pm on Nov 24, 2011 (gmt 0)

True, Mac's are no longer a novelty or a niche product. They do not have nearly the market share that Windows has, but it is growing... quickly... and it makes them a target for bored hackers now more then ever before.

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msg:4390973
 1:36 pm on Nov 25, 2011 (gmt 0)

This was true 10 years ago. No longer the case.


When Mac's comprise more than 10% of computer sales, let us know. Until then, they are really a niche, hipster, status symbol.

travelin cat




msg:4391010
 3:23 pm on Nov 25, 2011 (gmt 0)

In August 2011, Gartner estimated Apple's PC market share in US as 10.7% for Q2 2011

Let's stay on topic please. Hipsters or not.

Lorel




msg:4391048
 5:01 pm on Nov 25, 2011 (gmt 0)

So what is the best program to get rid of Trojans on the Mac -- an apple product or ....?

not2easy




msg:4391325
 6:22 pm on Nov 26, 2011 (gmt 0)

I use eset on PCs and Macs, have never seen a problem. 'Course I don't click on every shiny thing I see either, but believe safe is better than sorry.

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