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Remove MacShiny virus from Mac

Remove MacShiny virus from Mac

The criteria of legitimacy for Mac apps are becoming increasingly blurred. It holds true for system utilities in particular. Some of them look trustworthy and appear to actually deliver some security and maintenance features, but the distribution tactic backing them is beyond regular practices. MacShiny, a tool marketed as an optimizer and antivirus, may carry through with some of its promises but typically installs itself without permission.

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"Network Layer wants to make changes" Mac virus removal

"Network Layer wants to make changes" Mac virus removal

Although the impact of adware attacks is low to moderate, this form of malicious code is dominating the Mac threat landscape. One of the latest examples is a campaign where victims get recurrent popup alerts saying, “Network Layer wants to make changes”. This post gives insights into the origin of these ads, the goals of this hoax, and ways to get rid of the irritating Mac virus.

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The best VPN for Mac users

The best VPN for Mac users

While using a VPN is not necessary for everyone, it is important because it enhances security, management, and function. While the management use is mostly practiced in corporate setups by executive members, the function and security purposes are the reason why most people use a Virtual Private Network. Based on users shared experience and some more research while using different services, there are some VPNs that stand out more than others.

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Remove fake Adobe Flash Player update virus from Mac

Remove fake Adobe Flash Player update virus from Mac

The distribution of Mac viruses can be trickier than the use of trojanized spam attachments. Some malicious apps make the rounds by means of social engineering combined with auxiliary infections. This is the case with the Adobe Flash Player update virus target Mac. It redirects a victim’s web browser to sites that recommend updating Flash Player, with the actual payload being scareware or spyware.

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Remove Mac Heal Pro virus

Remove Mac Heal Pro virus

Performance issues and malware are among the scourges of the Macintosh ecosystem, except that the extent of these caveats is somewhat narrower than with the competing major platforms. Mac optimization and security utilities are therefore in demand. However, the Mac Heal Pro app undermines the overall usefulness of such services, because it installs itself without permission and reports inexistent problems to defraud victims out of their money.

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Remove TapuFind virus (macappextensions) from Mac

Remove TapuFind virus (macappextensions) from Mac

There is a massive Mac adware campaign going on, with multiple variants of browser-hijacking entities being spewed out into the wild. One of the latest threats operating under this wide umbrella is called TapuFind, a service that claims to improve users’ search experience but actually takes over their web browsers. Here’s how this virus works and what should be done to remove it from Mac.

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