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Apple issues Snow Leopard Security Update 2011-03, removes Mac Defender threat
Apple has issued an update which detects and removes (if found) the MacDefender malware and its known variants.

Apple issues Snow Leopard Security Update 2011-03, removes Mac Defender threat
Published: 1. juni 2011 (08:51)
Updated: 01-06-2011 08:51:42


Apple issues Snow Leopard Security Update 2011-03, removes Mac Defender threat Technology Apple has issued an update which detects and removes (if found) the MacDefender malware and its known variants. Continue reading for more information.



It’s live now, go get it quickly via the Software Update feature from the Apple menu. Apple explains that the 2.36MB download “provides additional protection by checking for the MacDefender malware and its known variants”. If Apple finds the pesky MacDefender malware on your system, the computer “will quit this malware, delete any persistent files, and correct any modifications made to configuration or login files”.

More information from Apple’s support document:

The OSX.MacDefender.A definition has been added to the malware check within File Quarantine. The system will check daily for updates to the File Quarantine malware definition list. An opt-out capability is provided via the “Automatically update safe downloads list” checkbox in Security Preferences.


You can also download the standalone Mac OS X Snow Leopard Security Update 2011-03 here.


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Morten Grantzau, 1. juni 2011

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