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Snow Leopard Contains an Antivirus

Posted on August 25th, 2009 by

We’ve gotten reports about an interesting feature in Snow Leopard, the new version of Mac OS X due for release this Friday. According to reports we’ve seen – and the screen shot below – Snow Leopard contains an antimalware feature.



We’re not sure yet exactly how this works, but the above screen shot shows this feature working with a download made via Safari, detecting a version of the RSPlug Trojan horse in a downloaded disk image.

We’re naturally curious about this feature, and about how thorough it is. As soon as we can find out more, we’ll post an article here. We wonder just how serious Apple thinks the malware threat is, especially since their latest Get a Mac ads highlight the fact that PCs running Windows suffer from viruses…

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