Macdefender infection how to get rid

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Macdefender infection how to get rid

Postby jack » May 21st, 2011, 9:05 am

I stumbled upon this set of instructions may well be useful to someone

Categories: Mac OS X
Uninstall MAC Defender

When using your Mac, you are told by a program called MAC Defender that you have viruses and that you must pay for the product in order to remove them. This is actually a fake antivirus that lies about your system security in order to get your money.

To remove MAC Defender:
Click the Spotlight magnifying glass icon (top right of the screen) or press cmd + Space.
Type in Activity Monitor and press Enter.
Make sure the dropdown (near the top right of the window) is set to All Processes.
In the list, click on MAC Defender.
Click the Quit Process button.
Click Force Quit.
Go to your Applications folder.
Delete the MAC Defender file and empty the trash.
Click the Apple icon in the top left of the screen, then click System Preferences.
Click Accounts.
Click on your username on the left.
Click the Login Items tab.
If MAC Defender is there click on it, then click the minus (-) button.
It is recommended that you Disable Automatic File Opening in Safari to prevent this happening again.
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