Thursday, April 5, 2012

Apple MACs do get Viruses

I'm transitioning to Mac and had been reading about it not being necessary to install anti-virus protection on Mac's, but that didn't sit well with me. With the growing number of Mac users it's only a matter of time before viruses do exist on Mac's. If for no reason other than some hacker's joy in doing what smuggies keep saying can't be done.

My search is to find a good anti-virus software for the Mac.

I'm keeping what I find here:

5/5/2012 - The Flashback Trojan
How you may get it - One way it arrives is that it appears as an Adobe Flash upgrade and you may nonchalantly click yes to install (BTW, Macs don't ship with Adobe Flash). More good stuff here (how to tell if you have it, how to get rid of it, good tips on helping to prevent attacks):
 Mac Flashback malware: What it is, and how to get rid of it (FAQ) | Apple Talk - CNET News

Ahhh... good to know:
"Apple has its own malware scanner built into OS X called XProtect." from above article.

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