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Apple on Tuesday promised an update for Mac OS X that will find and delete the MacDefender fake security software, and warn still-unaffected users when they download the bogus program.
Le Source: http://www.computerworld.com/s/artic..._cleaning_tool

Was that so hard?

Don't like Apple, but this is a good move.

Edit:
Perhaps I should have placed this... in Software?
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The only cleaning tool should be for the heads of those who download it, and give the thing permission to install!
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This is blasphemy! Macs do not have malware. Apple is clearly lying to their consumers to protect them from a non existing problem.
    
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Edit:
Perhaps I should have placed this... in Software?
Macs are flawed in neither hardware nor software. In fact, the entire macdefender scam was entirely the fault of the end users that failed to properly operate the utopian machines they probably don't deserve anyway.

You posted in the right section.

/sarcasm. Finally a mac virus!
Edited by railfan844 - 5/24/11 at 8:40pm
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The only cleaning tool should be for the heads of those who download it, and give the thing permission to install!
Welcome to the world of Windows, and Microsoft's ever growing struggle with the exploits of the end user.
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This is blasphemy! Macs do not have malware. Apple is clearly lying to their consumers to protect them from a non existing problem.
For the love of god PLEASE tell me your being sarcastic...
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For the love of god PLEASE tell me your being sarcastic...
Why would I be? This is clearly Apple's way of showing that Mac OS X is superior to Windows. They make up a problem and then tell to the press that they acknowledge it and that they are fixing it to ridicule Windows and all of its malware.
    
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Oh great. Now Apple is scamming people.
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Oh great. Now Apple is scamming people.
I am not quite sure I follow
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Why would I be? This is clearly Apple's way of showing that Mac OS X is superior to Windows. They make up a problem and then tell to the press that they acknowledge it and that they are fixing it to ridicule Windows and all of its malware.
That is quite possibly the dumbest thing I've read on this forum.

Anti-Apple Fanatics are now conspiracy theorists... Next we'll hear "Apple caused 9/11!!!!"
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