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Possible Mac Malware

Possible Mac Malware

Malware for Macs is rare, if not completely unknown. But security company Sunbelt Software claims to have discovered what might be a rogue security application for the Mac that could prove to be malware, according to Vnunet.

The company has found a site selling a product called MacGuard that says it offers antivirus and spyware protection as well as blocking phishing attempts and removing adware for the OS X.

According to Sunbelt Security, the company he believes to be behind the MacGuard site has also distributed XP Antivirus and Antivirus XP 2008, both of which were rogue applications that installed themselves without consent via exploits then used fake alerts in order to scare users into paying for non-existent security protection.

Over the last two years a few examples of Mac malware have emerged, and users are warned to be on their guard against MacGuard.

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