Is your Mac safe from malware infection? Probably yes because you never download malicious content or junk from internet or use any infected disk on your Mac. Probably not because you are a regular surfer and frequently download free songs, iTunes, and videos etc. Whichever the case may be, your Mac is not secured especially after the outbreak of MacDefender, the fake anti-virus program aka Mac malware. It is currently in its latest version known as MacShield that when installed on your machine sneak into your confidential information and pass it on to its client, the malware developer. MacShield hijacks your web browser, redirects you to fake/adult websites, or corrupt the search results for images in Google Image search engine.
The malware may also modify your Mac’s registry settings and flood your system with streams of phony warnings and scanning tools that report existence of malicious items and activities. Thinking how to avoid being a victim of such a nasty and dangerous malware? It can be done easily by updating your Mac with latest security definitions. Despite that fact that MacShield bypassed the latest Security Update from Apple just after the few hours of its release, it is necessary to update your Mac. To do so, you need to go System Preference> go to System Preferences pane, now put a check mark in the box next to Automatically update safe downloads list. Click on Ok or Yes or whatever you see on the screen to apply the changes and close the window. Your Mac is now ready to install automatic updates whenever they are available.