Some reports say over half a million Macs were infected with a nasty Trojan Horse (not a virus or worm). Apple responded with an update to Mac OS X that specifically checked for and removed the nefarious Trojan.
What else is out there? To hear the publishers that make malware scanning software, the sky is falling for Mac users and doom is near.
Here’s yet another Mac malware remover tool but this one does what I like. Fast scans for malware.
This free tool is called MacMalwareRemover (MMR). What it does is deceptively simple if not very thorough, and it has a minimal interface and minimal effect on your Mac.
Surely you’ve seen all the Mac anti-virus, anti-malware apps? Most are free (they don’t have much to find). But they do the same thing. They scan your Mac over and over and over again looking for known files that might corrupt your Mac.
That constant scanning of everything often makes a Mac slow to a crawl.
MacMalwareRemover is faster. It only scans for known malware, so it looks in known locations. That makes the scans remarkably fast.
It checks for the famous Flashback Trojan Horse, and even finds and deletes MacKontrol, Olyx, Sabpab, and others which manage to find a home on some Macs.
Here’s how it works. Double-click to startup. Click the Start Scan button.
Whoa, that was fast. Because MMR doesn’t scan your whole Mac and instead looks for specific malware in known locations, the scan is amazingly fast.
Not bad for free, right?
Of course, the company wants Mac users to try their other Mac apps, so it’s more or less a fair exchange. Still, it’s one more way to find Mac malware without spending money.