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How to remove DuckDuckGo search "virus" on Mac

How to remove DuckDuckGo search "virus" on Mac

Online privacy tends to be a misnomer in the context of major search providers. The big names in this landscape are notoriously intrusive as far as users’ sensitive data is concerned. Whereas this state of things has generally become the norm, lots of people are unwilling to put up with it and they opt for services like DuckDuckGo. However, this prudence could still have a flip side. This article highlights the issues Mac users may encounter with the provider in question.

David Balaban
David Balaban
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Microsoft AutoUpdate Required Data Notice popup virus removal for Mac

Microsoft AutoUpdate Required Data Notice popup virus removal for Mac

There is a competition going on between Microsoft and Apple – that’s common knowledge. However, this doesn’t mean that products by either company are off limits to the aficionados of the benign “rival”. Lots of Mac users opt for popular Microsoft products, such as Office and Skype. The Microsoft AutoUpdate service keeps these tools up to date. Cybercrooks may abuse it, though. Here’s how.

John Dee
John Dee
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Remove “Apple Warning Alert” about Pornographic virus on Mac

Remove “Apple Warning Alert” about Pornographic virus on Mac

A Mac user who has never dealt with online tech support scams is the exception rather than the rule these days. Malicious actors are heavily capitalizing on this vector of cybercrime because it’s relatively effortless to carry out, plus humans can be easier to manipulate than software or hardware. The Apple Warning Alert scam, though, combines the use of malicious code and social engineering to dupe users into contacting a fake technician.

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

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

As indispensable as they are, web browsers are a weak link in computer security and get exploited big time. It might seem the reason is that people use them to visit various sites, some of which can be hacked or malicious – and that’s partially true. However, the biggest scourge is what the users download and what kind of harmful software can sneak inside the Macs this way. The QSearch virus story is just like that.

John Dee
John Dee
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macOS Catalina 10.15.4 gets bug fixes in a supplemental update

macOS Catalina 10.15.4 gets bug fixes in a supplemental update

On April 8, Apple rolled out a supplemental update to the latest macOS Catalina 10.15.4 to address recent bugs and improve the system’s overall stability. This release came in quick succession after macOS version 10.15.4 which went live on March 24, 2020. The original update introduced a number of notable features and tweaks – here’s a brief roundup of what’s under the hood. One of them is iCloud Drive folder sharing through Finder. Another enhancement made it easier for parents to keep tabs on their kids’ online activities by enabling flexible communication limits in Screen Time.

David Balaban
David Balaban
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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
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