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Force your Mac to update malware definitions (Updated)

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You've updated your Mac with Security Update 2011-003, but how do you know if you have the latest malware definitions from Apple?

Macworld had a nice technical note on how to force your Mac to update its malware definitions, so we thought we'd pass that knowledge along. To start, you can check to see how old your malware definitions are by launching Terminal (found in your Utilities folder in the Applications folder), copying the following code, pasting it into Terminal at the prompt, and then pressing the return key:

more /System/Library/CoreServices/CoreTypes.bundle/Contents/Resources/XProtect.meta.plist

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Force your Mac to update malware definitions (Updated) originally appeared on TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Fri, 03 Jun 2011 12:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.




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