Protection Against MacDefender / MacProtector

Apple have finally acknowledged ‘MacDefender’ malware on Mac OSX. Here is a quick run down on how to ensure you avoid this infection. The first fairly obvious point is that you should have some form of anti-virus on your Mac. If you do encounter the ‘MacDefender’ malware then immediately close your browser, if it has automatically begun downloading, then cancel the installation process. Then delete the installer malware by going to your selected downloads folder, find and delete the installer and following this empty your trash; this should remove all traces of the malware.

In order to protect your machine against such malware, then please ensure that you are running some form of anti-virus. We recommend AVG as listed below.

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