Apple XProtect is now proactive with periodic malware scans

Rather than scanning for malware when a Mac is started or an app is launched, Apple has quietly added a feature whereby it scans whenever a Mac is idling.

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Macs have famously been less prone to viruses than PCs, but all computers — and all computer users — are vulnerable to malware. Without explicitly announcing it, Apple has taken a further step to block and remove malware from the Mac.

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