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Remove fake Adobe Flash Player update virus popup from Safari, Chrome, Firefox on Mac

Remove fake Adobe Flash Player update virus popup from Safari, Chrome, Firefox on 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.

John Dee
John Dee
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Remove Progress Match virus from Mac

Remove Progress Match virus from Mac

It’s not uncommon for a Mac to get hit by adware, whether it’s a browser hijacking threat or a strain that injects obnoxious ads into web pages. This phenomenon doesn’t get along with the popular assertion that computers by Apple don’t get viruses. Obviously, threat actors have found their way around the native macOS defenses as these campaigns are soaring these days. The ProgressMatch application exemplifies the abominable trend, plaguing systems on a large scale and turning the victims’ browsing preferences upside down without due permission.

David Balaban
David Balaban
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Remove TapuFind virus (macappextensions) from Mac (Safari, Chrome, Firefox)

Remove TapuFind virus (macappextensions) from Mac (Safari, Chrome, Firefox)

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.

John Dee
John Dee
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How to remove Advanced Mac Tuneup malware

How to remove Advanced Mac Tuneup malware

Although the concept behind scareware dates back to the late 2000s, it splashed onto the Apple scene years later. And yet, it is currently a firmly established category of harmful code that’s increasingly giving Mac users a heads up due to persistence and annoyance hardly seen in other malware attacks. The predatory application called Advanced Mac Tuneup is a prime example of how a fake system utility can pass itself off as a must-have tool to boost computer performance and take privacy to the next level. This article dispels the program’s marketing, explains why it should be avoided, and provides an easy way to remove it from Mac.

David Balaban
David Balaban
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How to remove Opera from Mac

How to remove Opera from Mac

Mac malware campaigns are getting growingly hybrid over time. Some of them combine clearly sketchy distribution waves with legitimate applications to make sure the monetization effect is upped considerably. In one of these dubious affiliate schemes, black hats are pushing the Opera web browser by means of fake Adobe Flash Player updates and similarly controversial methods. As a result, the victims discover that the unannounced software has appeared on their Macs out of the blue. Here’s a summary of this issue and methods to sort it.

David Balaban
David Balaban
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Mp3pro.xyz popup Mac virus remover for Safari, Chrome, Firefox

Mp3pro.xyz popup Mac virus remover for Safari, Chrome, Firefox

The beauty of trendy online niches, as viewed by cybercrooks, is that they generate big audiences of potential victims in no time. It’s common knowledge that bad guys follow the headlines to figure out what these catalysts of public interest are at the moment. The mp3pro.xyz service hits the sweet spot during the global health crisis because numerous people have become stay-at-homes and are looking for ways to optimize their multimedia experience. However, it poses security and privacy risks to users and should be treated with caution.

David Balaban
David Balaban
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