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ARD Patcher is a free utility that patches the infamous ARDAgent exploit in Mac OS X 10.4 and 10.5.

Due to an exploit in Apple's Remote Desktop Agent, a new 'trojan horse' has surfaced for Mac OS X; and with it, appeals from Anti-Virus software companies claiming you need to buy a product to protect yourself. The truth: this trojan horse, so far, has not been documented in the wild, and in fact, we find it highly suspicious that multiple Anti-Virus companies have been able to get a hold of it.

ARD Patcher is a small application that will patch the exploit, free-of-charge, as in reality its a simple patch that Apple will surely fix more...

What's New

Version 1.2: fixes crash-on-start issue on Tiger, added check for partial vulnerability

Version 1.1: added advanced option to disable ARD all together.


Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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Current Version (1.x)


Downloads 5,022
Version Downloads 3,359
License Free
Date 07 Jul 2008
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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