|Initial release||August 25, 2009|
|Operating system||OS X|
|Type||Spyware removal software|
The anti-malware system built into recent releases of Mac OS X is known as XProtect, but officially called File Quarantine protects Macs from infection by certain malicious software. It made its debut in late 2009 in a beta version of Mac OS X Snow Leopard, blocking RSPlug and iServices, and later, HellRTC, OSX.OpinionSpy, and MacDefender and is updated periodically to protect from others.
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- "Security Update 2011-003". Archived from the original on January 11, 2015.
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