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New MacDefender malware: Is Mdinstall.pkg causing you problems?

We have more worrying news to bring to Mac users now, as it has been confirmed that a new version of the pesky MacDefender malware software is once again doing the rounds, managing to bypass security that was issued in a recent Mac OS X update from Apple.

As we informed you a week ago, an update was scheduled to fix issues for users related to the MacDefender software. But just hours after the update went live this week, a new version is already out, threatening users with messages that their system is infected and that they should run this software to solve the problems.

It does the complete opposite as you might have guessed and perhaps the most worrying aspect of this new version, is the fact that the new file, indentified as Mdinstall.pkg has been specifically designed to block Apple’s latest malware-blocking code that went live this week, as reported from ZDNet.

So what can be done about it if you’re infected you ask? Downloading Security Update 2011-003 from the Apple support pages can help for starters. If the software intentifies any strange activity on your Mac, you should be fine after that once’s it’s removed from your system.

If you have experienced the MacDefender malware on your Mac, get in touch with us below. Have you already removed it, or is it still causing you problems?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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