Apple XProtect is now proactive with periodic malware scans

Sep 2, 2022

Macs have famously been less prone to viruses than PCs, but all computers — and all computer users — are vulnerable to malware. Without explicitly announcing it, Apple has taken a further step to block and remove malware from the Mac. According to Howard Oakley on his The Eclectic Light Company blog, Apple introduced what’s called XProtect Remediator in March 2021, as part of its then latest macOS Monterey update. It’s an update to the long-standing XProtect system tool, which Oakley says “was mainly used to check apps… against a list of signatures of known malware.”  Read more

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