Apple Updates XProtect to Block Yontoo Trojan

Posted March 22, 2013 at 10:56pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 8399 views

Apple has updated its XProtect.plist definitions file to block the Yontoo Trojan we previously warned about, reports Intego.

Apple has decided the Yontoo Adware has fallen too far on the side of undesirable behavior, as they have released an update to the XProtect.plist definitions file to provide Mac OS X with basic detection for the Yontoo adware as OSX.AdPlugin.i. In testing, it appears this detection is very specific and potentially location-dependent. This extra specificity is likely there so as to catch only the surreptitious installations of this file.

Intego's VirusBarrier software has been able to detect the adware since last year.

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