How to check when was last XProtect.plist file was updated on Mac.

Apple regularly updates XProtect.plist file to prevent some malwares getting downloaded onto your mac. This file is also called as Safe Downloads List. If you want to know when this file was last updated and what is the current version of the file then run following command in Terminal.

defaults read /System/Library/CoreServices/CoreTypes.bundle/Contents/Resources/XProtect.meta

This will display the output as somethin below :

    LastModification = "Fri, 03 Jun 2011 00:13:07 GMT";
    Version = 3;

Note : If you want to regularly check for updates to this file then enable "Automatically update safe downloads list " under System Preferences -> Security -> General.


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