Remove MacDefender, MacProtector, MacSecurity From Mac

Lately Mac OS X is getting affected by some dangerous malware. There are number of fake iMac anti virus tools are available on Internet like MacDefender, MacProtector, MacSecurity. But actually these tools are malware themselves. So, here is guide to remove MacDefender, MacProtector, MacSecurity from Mac.

If your Mac OS X isn’t yet affected by this malware, make sure that do not install them. And if you have already installed any of these anti virus tool on your Mac, you can follow the below guide to remove this fake iMac virus.

Remove MacDefender, MacProtector, MacSecurity From Mac

If you want to be safe by all means or if your Mac OS is badly affected by any of these malware, then we would suggest you to format your Mac and reinstall it. And if you are looking for alternative means to remove it, then follow the below steps:

  • Firstly, close or force quite the program as you cannot keep it running
  • Now, navigate to Utilities folder and launch the Activity Monitor tool
  • Here, if have to perform an important task of spotting all the process linked with MacDefender, MacSecurity or MacProtector and killing them. So, look for such processes and quite all of them
  • Once it is done, close the Acitivity Monitor
  • Since all these malware are non-operative on your Mac, all you need to is uninstall them from your Mac. So, from Applications, drag them and drop them into the trash

In some of the cases, these malware end up creating user accounts too. So, you can remove such logins by following the below steps:

  • Launch System Preferences and then click on Accounts button and then on Login Items
  • Here, choose the application that you have removed in the above steps and click on the Minus button

That is it! This is how can easily remove MacDefender, MacProtector, MacSecurity from Mac and make it free from any kind of such malware.

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June 10, 2011 by: Prasanth Chandra

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