Although some Apple enthusiasts will often say that you won’t have to worry about dealing with malware and virus threats on your Mac or iOS device, recent reports are suggesting otherwise. A user named “deesto” posted a note to an Apple discussion forum saying that his ClamXav antivirus program flagged a file after downloading an app called “Instaquotes Quotes Cards for Instagram” from iTunes. ClamXav reportedly flagged the downloaded file for containing a “Worm.VB-900” malware. CNET tested the reported claims and surprisingly found two Windows executable files flagged as a malware.
It’s important to note that this malware is a Windows-based threat, which means that Mac users who will manage their iTunes and App Store accounts on a Windows machine are the ones susceptible to it. This is not the first time though that we heard of malware reports on the Mac. Last month, Kaspersky Labs discovered a new malware on Mac OS X that spreads itself through zip file attachments. Sophos also previously mentioned that one in every five Mac computers will have a Windows malware on them.