Snow Leopard’s malware protection scans only for two trojan infections

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Remember when Apple confirmed the much-hyped malware protection in Snow Leopard; well, it turns out that its nothing more than a XProtect.plist file that contains five file signatures for only two, and the most popular, trojans out there infecting Macs – OSX.RSPlug and OSX.Iservice.

Both threats, described as very low threats by Symantec, are usually attached as payloads on shady installs of the latest iWork and Adobe CS4 software found in Bit Torrent sites, installing themselves after a user enter their administrator credentials.