File Quarantine

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File Quarantine
Developer(s) Apple Inc.
Initial release August 25, 2009
Operating system OS X
Type Spyware removal software
License Proprietary

The anti-malware system built into recent releases of Mac OS X, known as XProtect[1] but officially called File Quarantine,[2] 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,[3] blocking RSPlug and iServices, and later HellRTC, OSX.OpinionSpy[4] and MacDefender.[5] It is periodically updated to protect against new malware.

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