Snow Leopard Contains an Antivirus Feature?

Snow Leopard Contains an Antivirus Feature?

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Mac OS X Snow Leopard, due to be released on Friday, may contain an unannounced Antivirus feature.

According to an Intego report, 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.

This discovery comes just as Apple released a new Get A Mac ad criticizing the amount of viruses found in Windows.

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can-surmeli
can-surmeli - August 26, 2009 at 3:51am
At least it can protect itself. It doesn't need any other software. Before that ability Mac OS X started to ask you if you want to open that file as a pre-caution in 10.5. Now that it's more popular hackers are developing new viruses much much more. But that doesn't mean it can't protect itself. Apple will close any holes very quickly but in this world viruses are evolving very fast that the one that you have neutralized is in a different shape that you have to neutralize it again. Mac OS X is getting much much more secure now. It's not a proof of showing Mac OS X as being the same as Windows. It's UNIX man. It's secure.
XXL
XXL - August 26, 2009 at 7:58pm
WinOS also has self protection tools, so this is not an argument. Instead of that, you could mentioned that for Mac OS you have to buy any single damn app, Apple is greedy company. I don't want to criticize MacOS, I think OS is very good, but Apple politics is wrong, and stupid adds about viruses are comic and only noobs buy that. Point is MacOS also have malvare problems but Apple hide that from users who trust like fanatics. Apple will close those holes, and others will open new ones, cause every OS has it. There are no bullet proof OS damn it. Simple example is iPhone. Every new upgrade Apple is trying to solve jailbreak holes, but dev team find another the way. Nothing is secure, NOTHING!!!!! Get yourself coding course and you will understand what I'm talking about.
XXL
XXL - August 25, 2009 at 7:25pm
Hahaha, "I wanna buy great computer that just works, without 100 viruses...", hahaha. This is just the beginning, and this is not something new, malware exis on Mac some times, but so users don't know that. First Mac become Intel, now got malware, what's next??? WinOS ;)
bob
bob - August 25, 2009 at 6:46pm
i thought macs couldnt get viruses like the ad told me?!?! WTF?? Apple = EPIC FAIL
DigiHead
DigiHead - August 26, 2009 at 6:18am
You don't understand much about viruses, os'es and computers, right? :D:D:D
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