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Adam Engst 5 comments

Ventura Bug Disables Real-Time Security Software

A macOS 13.0 Ventura bug revolving around Full Disk Access permissions is preventing real-time protection features in security software from operating. Thomas Reed of Malwarebytes shares a workaround until Apple fixes the bug in macOS 13.1.

Josh Centers 13 comments

macOS’s New XProtect Remediator Now Regularly Scans for Malware

A few months ago, Apple quietly updated Monterey, Big Sur, and Catalina with XProtect Remediator, a new malware scanner built into XProtect, so your Mac is now regularly checking for malware in the background. Howard Oakley uncovered it and offers some technical details.

CleanMyMac X 4.11 Agen Schmitz No comments

CleanMyMac X 4.11

Introduces an updated menu that provides improved at-a-glance information about your Mac. ($89.95 new, free update, 97.4 MB, macOS 10.10+)

CleanMyMac X 4.10 Agen Schmitz 18 comments

CleanMyMac X 4.10

Introduces a a redesigned Assistant with extended statistics and more timely recommendations. ($89.95 new, free update, 82.2 MB, macOS 10.10+)

Adam Engst 23 comments

LittleBITS: TidBITS Formatting Bug, Ransomware Protections, More OCR in Images

This week, Adam asks for help tracking down an email formatting bug in TidBITS issues, points those worried about ransomware to RansomWhere and Retrospect 18, and looks at more utilities that perform OCR on text in images.

CleanMyMac X 4.8 Agen Schmitz No comments

CleanMyMac X 4.8

Adds native support for M1-based Macs and receives a refreshed user interface. ($89.95 new, free update, 78.2 MB, macOS 10.10+)

Josh Centers 5 comments

Malwarebytes Reports on the State of Mac Malware in 2020

Malwarebytes Labs has published its annual report on the state of malware in the computer industry, with a section focusing on the Mac. The good news is that the number of malware detections is down 38% and very little detected Mac malware is dangerous; the bad news is that Apple’s security enhancements have made it harder to remove potentially unwanted programs (PUPs).

CleanMyMac X 4.7 Agen Schmitz No comments

CleanMyMac X 4.7

Brings numerous under-the-hood changes, UI improvements, and bug fixes to ensure compatibility with macOS 11 Big Sur. ($89.95 new, free update, 63.9 MB, macOS 10.10+)

CleanMyMac X 4.6.11 Agen Schmitz 5 comments

CleanMyMac X 4.6.11

Enables detection and removal of adware threats that install their home pages in Safari. ($89.95 new, free update, 58.3 MB)

CleanMyMac X 4.6.9 Agen Schmitz 8 comments

CleanMyMac X 4.6.9

Brings improvements and bug fixes to the all-purpose cleaning and maintenance app. ($89.95 new, free update, 57.4 MB)

CleanMyMac X 4.6.2 Agen Schmitz 11 comments

CleanMyMac X 4.6.2

Improves the Malware Removal module with new methods of detecting viruses and malware. ($89.95 new, free update, 53.9 MB)

CleanMyMac X 4.6 Agen Schmitz 2 comments

CleanMyMac X 4.6

Introduces the Application Permissions management feature in the Privacy module to provide more control over your personal data. ($89.95 new, free update, 49 MB)

CleanMyMac X 4.5.2 Agen Schmitz No comments

CleanMyMac X 4.5.2

Adds support for cleaning up new groups of Chrome items in the Privacy module and ensures that Firefox items are displayed properly within Privacy. ($89.95 new, free update, 55.5 MB)

CleanMyMac X 4.5 Agen Schmitz No comments

CleanMyMac X 4.5

Brings support for macOS 10.15 Catalina and adds instant notifications about malware threats. ($89.95 new, free update, 48.1 MB)