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How to fix WindowServer high CPU and memory usage on Mac

How to fix WindowServer high CPU and memory usage on Mac

Whereas Mac computers generally boast smooth performance and hassle-free interoperability between their software and hardware components, sometimes things slip out of users’ control. This can be the case with WindowServer, a service built into macOS that’s responsible for rendering things on the display. It may suddenly start using up most of the computer’s CPU and RAM resources. Read this article to learn how to go about solving this problem.

David Balaban
David Balaban
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Remove EvilQuest Mac ransomware and restore encrypted files

Remove EvilQuest Mac ransomware and restore encrypted files

Ransomware is far less common in the macOS environment than threats like adware and scareware, and yet such detrimental cybercriminal campaigns are exploding once in a while. EvilQuest, the latest Mac ransomware spreading through contagious pirated apps, stands out from the rest. In addition to encrypting a victim’s files, it pilfers some of them. What’s worse, the attackers appear to provide no viable way of decrypting the data even if the ransom is paid.

David Balaban
David Balaban
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Fix kernel_task Mac CPU usage issue on MacBook, iMac, Mac Pro

Fix kernel_task Mac CPU usage issue on MacBook, iMac, Mac Pro

Macs are made inherently flexible when it comes to performance, and there is usually no need to opt for anything third-party – ideally, the operating system copes with the task autonomously. If there are processes that siphon off too much memory, macOS identifies the hogs and triggers kernel_task process that performs the intelligent balancing. But what if this routine goes wrong and said entity is constantly eating up the CPU? Read more to find out.

John Dee
John Dee
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Remove Search Marquis virus from Mac

Remove Search Marquis virus from Mac

The “nobleman” theme continues to be the trend in the cybercrime ecosystem that exploits Mac computers via a massive web traffic redistribution scheme. The Search Baron browser hijacker, which splashed onto the scene in July 2019, has been superseded by Search Marquis culprit. Both act in a similar fashion, forwarding the victims to Bing in the long run. Here’s a full security report on this new infection.

John Dee
John Dee
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Remove SafeFinder virus from Mac in Safari, Chrome, Firefox [June 2020 upd]

Remove SafeFinder virus from Mac in Safari, Chrome, Firefox [June 2020 upd]

Macs are just as prone to adware attacks as Windows PCs are. Although these aren’t high-profile compromise incidents, they cause a great deal of trouble to users by badly affecting the web surfing facet of computing. The multi-platform and cross-browser potentially unwanted application called Safe Finder triggers a noxious redirect activity, where victims keep hitting search.safefinder.com or search.macsafefinder.com without intending to at all. Read this article to learn what goals this hijacker pursues and how to get rid of it on macOS.

John Dee
John Dee
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Remove LinkBranch (Link Branch 1.0) virus from Mac

Remove LinkBranch (Link Branch 1.0) virus from Mac

Mac owners are generally on the safe side when it comes to avoiding severe threats such as ransomware, but Apple computers are being heavily targeted by adware. These apps are trivial in terms of the damage being caused, but the nuisance facet of their impact is tremendous. LinkBranch is an example of relatively low-risk malware that diminishes its victims’ online experience by showing ads and rerouting the browser to unwanted sites.

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David Balaban
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