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MAC Defender antivirus app is a scam | May 23, 2011

Mac Defender Virus

Mac Defender Malware hits the Mac

Mac computers havent got viruses like PCs, which has been a source of pride
for Apple’s many followers.

However, that’s all changed as a piece of malware called Mac Defender is
buzzing around the web, pretending to be antivirus software and offering to
clean up your Mac. Naturally, with this being malware, it actually doesn’t do
your computer much good and instead, is after is your money.

The Mac Defender software cons Mac owners into handing over their credit
card details. What happens is that, once it’s on your Mac, you’ll suddenly get
flooded with porn sites opening up on your computer, making you think you’ve
got a virus (not much use if you tend to look at nothing but porn in the first

Then, here’s the sneaky part, Mac Defender asks you to pay for a
subscription and lo! The porn vanishes from your Mac! Alas, it has your credit
card details and baddies can do as they wish with it.

So look out for that, and its variants called Mac Security and Mac

Mercifully, you should be able to remove these threats pretty easily by
simply removing it by deleting the app from the Applications folder. Any
problems there and you can open up Activity Monitor, click on Mac Defender and choose
the Quit Process button before deleting the app.


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