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How to remove Smart Mac Care "virus"

How to remove Smart Mac Care "virus"

When it comes to software, there can be quite a gap between providing features and pretending to. In order peddle paid subscriptions, some Mac apps deliberately overstate the seriousness of detected issues and thereby frighten the users into making a hasty decision. Smart Mac Care is one of such rogue system utilities. It often install itself without one’s knowledge and reports a ton of security and performance problems that aren’t there for real.

David Balaban
David Balaban
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Remove fuq.com virus on Mac/iPhone and stop FuQ redirects in Safari/Chrome/Firefox

Remove fuq.com virus on Mac/iPhone and stop FuQ redirects in Safari/Chrome/Firefox

Adware and browser hijacking is not uncommon on Mac OS X, although Windows fares much worse in regards to the exposure of users to these threats. One way or another, there are online infections with cross-platform functionality that affect both of these major operating systems. One of these pests is fuq.com. It is an adult site, and it may seem that visiting it or not is up to the user. However, some people are automatically redirected to this page off and on, which is an outcome of a compromise on a Mac machine.

John Dee
John Dee
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Remove "ZEUS Virus Detected" Mac warning from Safari, Chrome and Firefox

Remove "ZEUS Virus Detected" Mac warning from Safari, Chrome and Firefox

Online tech support scams are on the rise for a reason. They are so prolific and effective because their essence is twofold. One facet involves a piece of malware that hijacks a browser, and the other revolves around exploiting human credulity and desire to keep a computer safe. The large-scale Zeus virus scam wave is quickly gaining momentum as an instrument to defraud Mac users of their money.

John Dee
John Dee
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How to remove Mac Speedup Pro virus

How to remove Mac Speedup Pro virus

Manipulation, deceit, and obtrusiveness – all of these might sound like human-only vices, but they are also inherent to some inhabitants of the Mac malware landscape. If you ask a cybersecurity expert which type of malicious code has these characteristics, scareware is going to be the answer. Mac Speedup Pro is one of the “classic” rogue apps plaguing Mac computers on a sizeable scale since early 2019 and driving users nuts.

John Dee
John Dee
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How to remove Player Location Check plugin app from Mac

How to remove Player Location Check plugin app from Mac

When dealing with online casinos and other gambling services, people may lose track of time, money, and even common sense. There’s no denying that this activity props a whole economy sector and lures millions of those who don’t mind trying their luck. However, in pursuit of a jackpot, gambling fans run the risk of choosing the wrong service that will affect their Mac computer. This can be the case with the Player Location Check app.

David Balaban
David Balaban
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How to remove DiscoveryEngine 1.0 virus app from Mac

How to remove DiscoveryEngine 1.0 virus app from Mac

Unsurprisingly, most malware campaigns going on in the macOS environment revolve around exploitation of web browsers. The limited reach, relatively low severity, and at the same time big monetization potential of these attacks play into the malefactors’ hands. That’s because there isn’t too much media coverage of these stratagems and therefore the crooks can stay on the loose while continuing to orchestrate new hoaxes with apps like Discovery Engine at their core.

David Balaban
David Balaban
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