Currently Being ModeratedJun 25, 2012 1:13 PM (in response to billyho78)
Hello, not really, but if you like...
ClamXAV, free Virus scanner...
Little Snitch, stops/alerts outgoing stuff...
Flashback - Detect and remove the uprising Mac OS X Trojan...
In order to avoid detection, the installer will first look for the presence of some antivirus tools and other utilities that might be present on a power user's system, which according to F-Secure include the following:
If these tools are found, then the malware deletes itself in an attempt to prevent detection by those who have the means and capability to do so. Many malware programs use this behavior, as was seen in others such as the Tsunami malware bot.
The most current flashback removal instructions are F-Secure's Trojan-Downloader:OSX/Flashback.K.
More bad news...
Removal for 10.5...
Currently Being ModeratedJun 25, 2012 1:23 PM (in response to billyho78)
If your OS is less than OS X 10.6.7, which is when XProtect -- not foolproof either -- was introduced, then ClamX or Sophos might not be a bad idea. But don't let any A-V give you a false sense of security. 10.5 Leopard and 10.4 Tiger are no longer being supported by Apple with security patches.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 25, 2012 1:30 PM (in response to WZZZ)
Oh.. I see... Im new to the mac.. scored one for frre i replaced the harddrive and got it going. im more a pc knowledble .. trying to learn all i can bout Mac OS and how it is diffrent from windows.. thanx u all..
Currently Being ModeratedOct 26, 2013 5:30 AM (in response to billyho78)
NO, NO, NO stay as far away from Mackeeper as possible. Aside from the very questionable ethics of their marketing practices, Mackeeper is well known for its very negative effects on Macs. Just do a search here for other threads in which this is discussed, or google Mackeeper site:discussions.apple.com
Currently Being ModeratedOct 26, 2013 6:18 AM (in response to pratikpoudyal)
Hmm, I wonder what motivates someone to post an ad for MacKeeper on a bunch of topics here that have been inactive for more than a year or two... Couldn't be astroturfing, could it?