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 is 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] and is updated periodically to protect from others.

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