Apple updated its Web site on Tuesday with details on how to remove the much talked about MacDefender malware.
[ad#Google Adsense 300×250 in story]”A recent phishing scam has targeted Mac users by redirecting them from legitimate websites to fake websites which tell them that their computer is infected with a virus,” Apple wrote on its support site. “The user is then offered Mac Defender ‘anti-virus’ software to solve the issue.”
And that is where the problem begins. The software offered to users is actually malware with a goal of getting your credit card information.
You can use the steps to avoid getting the malware or to remove it if you have already been infected.
Apple said that an update to Mac OS X in the next few days will automatically find and remove Mac Defender malware and its known variants. The update will also help protect users by providing an explicit warning if they download this malware.