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Old 13-08-2012
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How to check Malware in Mac systems

I need some valid suggestion to check malware infection on mac based system. I had seen that they do not come with any antivirus. Also there is just built in firewall support. So can I assume that Mac does not needs a anitivirus support. A number of my friends own Mac system and they do not use a antivirus. If there is a infection how that will be detected. Thanks.
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Re: How to check Malware in Mac systems

Mac are secure and they do not really face issue of virus. If you perform regular software update, and do not install pirated software then there is nothing much to worry about. The system will work properly and will be safer. If still you fear then you can look for some antivirus software for Mac operating system.
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Old 14-08-2012
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Re: How to check Malware in Mac systems

It is not right to say that Mac is completely secure. There can be issue. Recently I found a news which says that App store is affected by tons of fake apps which contains malware. Somehow using a good antivirus is good enough. This antivirus can spot the virus and kill them. Till yet there are no major issue found on Mac system due to virus. But this virus can be responsible to steal your data. That is where you have to take care. Mac works somewhat like Linux. You need to add a admin password or need a superlogin access to install app. The same thing is applicable in Windows also.

This malware capture your admin password and use it to add more viruses. When there are information on web about any attack or stuff then Apple releases a fix for the same. This fix is sent via update. So the first important thing you have to ensure is the update your system every now and the. Virus enters mostly through web sites and pirated tools. There are less chances of having major infection on Mac platform. As Apple on its own manage the operating system with hardware, they make the best fix for people.
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Re: How to check Malware in Mac systems

I had seen some guide on web which shows how to remove malware from Mac. It is very complicated. We have to perform a number commands through terminal to make the system work properly. It is simply not easy for a average user to perform those tacks.
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Re: How to check Malware in Mac systems

Download and install ClamXAV. This is a free tool for Mac system. You can run this found malware in your system. There are many different type security software you can find and run to remove and detect malware. The manual process is very complicated. Also there is no intact guide on web that can tell us how to get rid of a malware completely. You must stay secure on your site, by not adding those app which are pirated.

Also you must avoid visiting those sites which are infected with malware. First all the virus enters mostly through free apps. This are widely found on the App Store and can easily infect millions of pc. Some popular security website provides removal guide to get rid of malware files one by one. One of the most nasty malware that has affected a number of system is called as FlashBack. This malware is responsible of capturing the login information and then accessing the users information. Somehow there are security tools that can detect and deal with FlashBack.

You can find ample of resources on web. Apple has already worked on the same to provide patches to clear this issue.
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Old 16-08-2012
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Re: How to check Malware in Mac systems

Apple site provides ample of information to get rid of such malware. My uncle has face issue of Malware Defender. This is a another malware which is responsible of capturing important login information. Check the below link where you can locate the steps to get rid of it. Apple.
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Old 16-08-2012
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Re: How to check Malware in Mac systems

This is a wrong misconception that Mac system does not face a malware issue. There are ample of security antivirus support provided. One among them is Eset Cybersecurity. You can download and try this. In the same way you can go for Norton, Kaspersky and BitDefender. There are ample of powerful tools that worked well. It is also not costly in any way. Spending a few dollars for security purpose is not all bad enough. But security applications are not so highlighted in comparison to Windows. It is said that in every 5 mac system 1 is infected. Many people do not spend on security apps for Mac.

They connect blindly which result in spreading of virus. Also a number of free apps does the job. Like Windows, Mac are too vulnerable. There are ample of free tools you can go for. If you have any virus accidentally downloaded, try to wipe out the recycle bin. The first important thing is to locate the name of malware in your system. The second thing is to on Apple Knowledge base and locate the correct removal procedure.
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Old 16-08-2012
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Re: How to check Malware in Mac systems

Flashback is one of the most easiest malware that can lie in your system. There is a way to find that. There is a online website that check for FlashBack in your system. You have to obtain your Mac UUID for that and put that in the search box.
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Re: How to check Malware in Mac systems

There is a FlashBack checker also. You can download that and test it. This checker is also a kind of removal tool that you can go for. Among free antivirus tools you can look for Sophos and ClamXav. You can download any of those and check for the same. They are powerful malware detector and scanner. You can install and run them out. They are best tool according to me. Compared to Sophos, ClamXAV is one the best I had seen.

There are paid software also, but if you detect any virus then you go for paid tool. Otherwise the free tool can be more than enough. If ClamXAV detects the virus or malware, try to get a good paid version of antivirus with more powerful protection.
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Re: How to check Malware in Mac systems

To some extent Java is reasonable for Mac malware. As Apple works on its own version of Java, there are chances of bugs in it. They can be manipulated by others and because of which virus spreads.
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Old 27-08-2012
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Re: How to check Malware in Mac systems

Although Mac is less virus infected but you can install iAntivirus. It is a free antivirus for Mac OS X for keeping your Mac running clean and fast.
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