Eastern Michigan University

MAC Defender

This malware is designed for Mac OSX systems. When browsing an infected page, a user will be prompted to install an antivirus application. When complete, the user will see a window that looks much like the following image:

This malware will claim to find viruses on your system and ask for credit card information to unlock the full version. This software does not perform any checking or removal of malware; the credit card information is sent to an unknown source.

Users with this malware installed are advised to remove it and to not purchase a license. Please contact the Help Desk at 734.487.2120 for assistance in removing this application. Users should run System Update regularly to ensure that they are up-to-date on security and OS system patches.
Division of Information Technology

118 Pray Harrold

Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Phone: 734.487.3141

Fax: 734.481.9290