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Apple Releases Malware Detection Tool

Original release date: June 01, 2011 | Last revised: October 23, 2012

Apple has released Security Update 2011-003 for Mac OS X in response to the recent Mac fake anti-virus software. This update:

  • adds a malware definition to the File Quarantine application
  • causes the File Quarantine application to automatically update its malware definition list daily
  • removes MacDefender fake anti-virus software if detected

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review Apple article HT4657 and apply Security Update 2011-003 to mitigate the risks.

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