MAC Defender

MAC Defender is a fake anti-virus that aims at specifically attacking Mac users. MAC Defender tricks and infects numerous Mac users right now. MAC Defender rogueware attempts to download automatically on Mac computers, then includes itself in the list of applications that will initiate on a start-up. MAC Defender makes effort downloading and installing secretly.

MAC Defender is very well created, and seems to be a professional security program. MAC Defender has a number of different screens, and the grammar and spelling are correct, the buttons are attractive, and the overall appearance and feel of the application give it a professional appearance. MAC Defender will often show fake security alerts, telling users that malware threats are detected on their PCs.

Users are being targeted when they search for Google Images. MAC Defender gets automatically downloaded as a web searcher browses apparently malicious images using Google Images. MAC Defender is also targeting users of Apple's Safari browser, showing security warnings that the user's computer has been infected with various malware infection and only MAC Defender can remove them. MAC Defender spreads so easily because Safari, the default browser in Mac OS, can be set to automatically open reliable software. Therefore, users are getting affected without even a clue of what's happening until the malicious program suggests purchasing non-existent protection that it declares to provide.

Once downloaded secretly, MAC Defender will allegedly detect imaginary malware threats as being present on the victim's computer system in a try to convince him/her to give their credit card information and purchase a supposed subscription to the MAC Defender. MAC Defender will start displaying pop-up pornographic websites to create an actual problem on the PC system.

File System Details

MAC Defender may create the following file(s):
# File Name Detections
1. /Application/
2. /Application/
3. %UserProfile%\Desktop\MacDefender.lnk
4. /Application/
5. /Application/
6. %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\MacDefender.lnk
7. /Application/
8. /Application/
9. /Application/

Registry Details

MAC Defender may create the following registry entry or registry entries:


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