Learn about the Mac Defender/Mac Protector trojan horse malware attack. See how it works. Find out how to protect yourself from it. Watch step-by-step how to remove it. This piece of malware tricks you into download and installing it with frightening, but completely fake, virus warnings. What it really wants is your credit card number. Fortunately it is easy to avoid and easy to remove.
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My 11-year-old son was downloading a game last week that he had permission to get. While doing so and not paying attention, he clicked on this virus. Luckily, I had already warned him of it and he immediately got me and we followed the directions for removal and have had no more trouble. As I was removing it, however, I was bombarded with links to gay porn sites and requests to "update" my "anti-virus" software.