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Apple Release Security Update 2011-003 to Combat MacDefender Malware

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Yesterday Apple released a security update (2011-003) that includes a fix for the MacDefender malware issue. So if you have a Mac you should update now!

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Security Update 2011-003

  • File Quarantine

    Available for: Mac OS X v10.6.7, Mac OS X Server v10.6.7

    Impact: Definition added

    Description: The OSX.MacDefender.A definition has been added to the malware check within File Quarantine. Information on File Quarantine is available in this Knowledge Base article: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3662

  • File Quarantine

    Available for: Mac OS X v10.6.7, Mac OS X Server v10.6.7

    Impact: Automatically update the known malware definitions

    Description: 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. Additional information is available in this Knowledge Base article: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4651

  • Malware removal

    Available for: Mac OS X v10.6.7, Mac OS X Server v10.6.7

    Impact: Remove the MacDefender malware if detected

    Description: The installation process for this update will search for and remove known variants of the MacDefender malware. If a known variant was detected and removed, the user will be notified via an alert after the update is installed. Additional information is available in this Knowledge Base article: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4651

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