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“Receiver Helper will damage your computer” Mac virus alert removal

“Receiver Helper will damage your computer” Mac virus alert removal

One of the biggest blots on the present-day cybersecurity radar is the consistent growth of Mac malware. The driving force of this trend is adware, a form of harmful code that largely focuses on throwing victims’ web browsers into disarray while additionally causing some turmoil in the functioning of the computer on the whole. "... will damage your computer" is a typical threat from this category that displays unwanted ads and redirects the browser to sketchy websites.

John Dee
John Dee
How to remove GoSearch virus from Mac

How to remove GoSearch virus from Mac

In the growingly hybrid world of Mac malware, multipurpose infections such as GoSearch occupy a broad niche. This strain of harmful code accompanies scareware, operates as a browser hijacker, and collects victims’ personally identifiable information to pave other threats’ way into systems. Whereas the takeover of web preferences is the most conspicuous symptom, effective cleanup presupposes more than fixing the browser side of things.

David Balaban
David Balaban
Macros vs macOS: advanced exploit chain targeting Macs

Macros vs macOS: advanced exploit chain targeting Macs

Well-known researcher unveils a new powerful exploit that allows executing malicious Office macros on a Mac computer with zero user interaction. Macros in Office documents are intended to facilitate the execution of iterative tasks. These are shortcuts to performing routine actions and therefore they are, ideally, both helpful and benign. However, in pursuit of workarounds to plague systems with malicious code, cybercriminals have been mishandling macros for years.

David Balaban
David Balaban
How to remove SearchMine virus from Safari, Chrome, Firefox on Mac

How to remove SearchMine virus from Safari, Chrome, Firefox on Mac

Browser-centric malware is taking the Mac world by storm. Rather than combat top-notch infections that utilize complex persistence techniques, the victims seem to be faced with the prosaic need for trashing some mischievous plugin and rectifying their Internet settings. Although this looks like good news and no big deal, the irritation caused by browser hijackers like SearchMine is huge, plus the cleanup isn’t as easy as it may appear.

John Dee
John Dee
Remove “Your computer is low on memory” popup virus on Mac

Remove “Your computer is low on memory” popup virus on Mac

Some Mac applications tend to become more resource-intensive as they evolve. This is a normal upshot of advanced features being brought to users’ fingertips, but it might also be a source of performance issues on older machines that lack RAM and CPU power to cope with growingly complex tasks thrown at them. Whilst a popup alert saying “Your computer is low on memory” seems to be a symptom of such a predicament, it could as well mean that the Mac is infected with a virus.

David Balaban
David Balaban
Remove Bing redirect Mac virus from Safari, Firefox, Chrome [August 2020]

Remove Bing redirect Mac virus from Safari, Firefox, Chrome [August 2020]

There are numerous facets and shades of Mac adware. Some of these junk apps fully live up to their categorization, displaying ads on most web pages the victim visits. Others use a different tactic that involves an unauthorized overhaul of one’s browser settings to reroute the traffic. The Bing redirect virus targeting Mac, as the name suggests, falls under the latter cluster.

John Dee
John Dee