How to Get Rid of the Mac Defender
The Mac Defender is a Trojan, not a virus. The only time you get into trouble with it, is if you fall for the scam, order the "virus remover", and give the crooks your credit card number.
Anyhow, much to my chagrin, I fell for the scam, but got out just in time. I clicked on the program, and was really getting worried when it showed that I had a slew of viruses. Once I gathered my composure, I Googled Mac Defender, and got the whole scoop.
There is a fix for removing the "scareware". I do believe that Mac has subsequently sent out an automatic fix, but when I got the Trojan, it was not yet out.
You can find it by Googling, "How to avoid or remove Mac Defender malware"
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