Do you know what Mac Defender is?
It was only a matter of time before Apple’s Mac OS X were to suffer the same onslaught from developers of rogue security tools, as PCs has had to endure for many years. The latest threat in a increasing rogue security tools facing Macs is Mac Defender. This rogue antispyware application was designed not to protect the system from any type of threat or infection, but solely to act as a vehicle for fraudsters out to rip honest consumers off.
Mac Defender enters the system by spamming Google with infected links in its search results. Once the user clicks on an infected search result he will be directed to a site with a fake system security scan. This scan will emulate the workings of a real system scanner, and will inform the user that his system is infected with numerous distressing threat, such as PSW.Win32.LdPinch.abm and Trojan virtumonde.
It will go on to spam the user with various falsely generated system messages, and will not let up until the user either pays for its fake software of simply delete Mac Defender from the system. Because its infiltration is performed so surreptitiously, the user will find it difficult to detect and destroy Mac Defender without some help. The presence of the following files on the system will be a clear indication of a Mac Defender infection:
You will only be able to protect your system against the damage this rogue will bring if you get rid of Mac Defender immediately. This is best and safest achieved by making use of a genuine security tool which will not only obliterate Mac Defender from the system, but also protect you against similar future attacks.
In non techie terms:
Mac Defender is a fake security tool unable to live up to any of its promises, and will only steal your money while leaving you no better off. Delete Mac Defender immediately and take back what is rightfully yours.