Apple to update it’s software program to counter fake antivirus

25th May 2011
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When was the last time you updated antivirus software on your MAC OS X and thought that you’re virus free? Beware! At times, an antivirus can also be vulnerable if not verified of authentication. Apple came up and declared that a fake antivirus program has crept in and started creating ruckus.It will now be countered with a good software update to fix the issue. A malware called MacDefender led its way to Mac OS X users a few weeks ago. It’s also known as MacProtector and MacSecurity.A malicious program that can scare the day lights out of you, is mainly intended to crack a victim’s credit card information. Once the program gets installed on the Mac OS X, it establishes a gateway to the most critical data.

Apple is quick on it’s workflow to deliver a Mac OS X software update as soon as possible which will remove all the Mac Defender programs and it’s allies. Apple posted on the support page; stating, “The updated version will also intimate users ( as a warning) about any suspected malware intended to download by the users”.

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All the necessary instructions in keeping MacDefender malware at bay are also clearly mentioned in the Apple website. Reports say, that there are as much as 60,000-1,20,000 Mac OS X users complaining about the attack by MacDefender. Watch out for any instances of MacDefender malware on your Mac OS X ,the time is now !- Bhanu Teja Kurucheti for YourStory

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