New anti-malware feature spotted in Snow Leopard

Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard looks likely to contain a new anti-malware feature.

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Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard looks likely to contain a new anti-malware feature‎.

That’s according to a blog post from Intego, which develops and sells desktop Internet security and privacy software for the Mac.

The Mac Security Blog shows the image below, a leaked screenshot, of Snow Leopard identifying a potential threat. The new feature highlights a download made via Safari, detecting a version of the RSPlug Trojan horse in a downloaded disk image.

"We wonder just how serious Apple thinks the malware threat is, especially since their latest Get a Mac ads highlight the fact that PCs running Windows suffer from viruses," Intego wonders in the blog post.

Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard goes on sale on Friday 28 August, earlier then previously anticipated with a range of new features, tweaks and enhancements.

Snow Leopard costs £25.00, while the Family Pack is £39.00.