Mac OS X “MacDefender”: Antivirus Halted With Software Update

Are you a user of Mac OS X? Were you the target a few weeks back of a nasty antivirus, telling you that your computer was infected, which gave you pointers as to how to get rid of it? No doubt many of you were, but good news has come through today, that Apple are now introducing a new software update to combat the problem.

According to Mashable, the huge tech company Apple have now put their hands up to the malware with peace of mind for users, that the situation is being looked into with a promise of future rectification.

If we just revert back to the fake antivirus program in question, users were faced with a piece of malware known as “MacDefender” which started to spread amongst Mac OS X users. People were met with software called MacSecurity or MacProtector which at the time was telling users that their computer was infected along with information on how to install the antivirus, the sole aim being, to steal personal credit card details.

We can tell you thanks to AppleInsider, that Apple will now in the next few days, start to implement the new software update to find and diminish the MacDefender malware. Along with this, users will now be able to source a step by step guide to “avoid” and “remove” the virus in question.

Give us your thoughts on this? Have you been affected by the malware on Mac OS X in the last 2 or so weeks?