Warning: Stay away from MAC Defender

I’m a little late to the show with this, but I figured I’d put this out there, too.  There is a malware program going around called MAC Defender that disguises itself as Mac antivirus and malware removal software.  From what I am reading online, since I have not seen the software myself, just stay away and do not install it. It asks for your credit card information and it not real antivirus software.

Here are some links to other articles about the software:

If you are searching for legitimate Mac antivirus, I suggest you check out either the free Sophos Antivirus for Mac (which I reviewed here and I run it at home) or Norton Antivirus for Mac.

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Philip is a IT solutions engineer working for AmWINS Group, Inc., an insurance brokerage firm in Charlotte, NC. With a focus on data center technologies, he has built a career helping his customers and his employers deploy better IT solutions to solve their problems. Philip holds certifications in VMware and Microsoft technologies and he is a technical jack of all trades that is passionate about IT infrastructure and all things Apple. He's a part-time blogger and author here at Techazine.com.

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