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How to Check XProtect Version in Mac OS

May 1, 2017 - 15 Comments
Check XProtect Version on Mac

GateKeeper, MRT (Malware Removal Tool), and XProtect are all built-in features of Mac OS designed to prevent malware threats and other nefarious software from being installed or used on a Mac. These security features exist in the background and are updated with regular system software updates to Mac OS, but Apple will also push quiet … Read More

How to Check if your Mac Malware Definitions List is Updated

Jun 2, 2011 - 8 Comments
Check if your Macs Malware Definition List is Updated

The malware protecting Mac OS X Security Update will automatically download and update it’s malware definitions list from Apple, but if you’re like me you probably want to know how to manually check if the malware list is updated or not. We’ll show you where the malware list is located and how to determine when … Read More

Disable Automatic Downloading of Malware Definitions List in Mac OS X

Jun 1, 2011 - 3 Comments

A recent anti-malware Mac OS X security update was released that defaults to automatically downloading and maintaining an active definitions list of known Mac OS X malware threats. This list comes from Apple and is likely a very small file that is transmitted to your Mac, imposing minimal bandwidth usage. For 99.99% of users, you … Read More

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