Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 08:13 PM
"Apple has posted a support document explaining how to "avoid or remove" Mac Defender and stated it would release an update to Mac OS X to automatically find and remove the malware."
You can find out what Apple says at the support document site here, but basically they describe Mac Defender as a phishing scam using redirects to trick you into believing your computer has a virus. Then you get conned into buying a product to remove the virus only to find out that they never had a virus in the first place, or at least I would hope they find out they got conned. The support document details steps on removal of this crap, or you can wait until the OS X update that will be coming out "soon" that will find and remove this malware and others like it for you.