You can now read the latest and greatest on Mac adware and malware at Malwarebytes. Intego has announced the discovery of yet another variant of Flashback.
The new variant, called Flashback.
N, is based on the previous Flashback. Gand it also uses Java to get its dirty work done. Worse, Intego now claims that Flashback is made by the same people were behind the MacDefender malware last year!
More and more reports of new variants of MacProtector, including one now called MacShield, are circulating the internet. Some of them appear to have been modified just enough to be able to slip past some anti-virus AV software. It is important for Mac users to do two things. First is to be vigilant.
Second, if it slipped past AV software, submit the installer to AV vendors so they can more quickly update their definitions. This post is more Macshield online dating 30 days old and has been locked. No further comments are allowed. Apple released Security Update today, addressing the MacDefender issue.
I managed to get my hands on a copy of MacGuard this evening, and ran it through some tests to try to clarify some of the rumors floating around. The good news is that, in all, this is just another boring old variant in the MacDefender malware line.
The same old removal instructions still apply, and the application itself does not appear to have developed any new features. However, when it comes to the installation, there are some notable differences!
From the initial reports, it does not sound like it is significantly different in most respects from the earlier versions. However, there is one notable difference: I will report more as I learn more, but Macshield online dating now it appears that the same old MacProtector removal instructions will work, with minor modifications.
First, and obviously, you need to look for the name MacGuard in addition to the other three when removing.