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How to remove Advanced Mac Cleaner virus from Mac OS X

How to remove Advanced Mac Cleaner virus from Mac OS X

Some Mac applications do what’s promised, but some only pretend to be useful. The activity of Advanced Mac Cleaner definitely doesn’t exceed the primitive mimicking of optimization as it reports inexistent issues. The mix of intimidation and deceit, as viewed by this app’s authors, is the right marketing strategy to ensure license purchases in exchange for dummy cleanup of the host system.

John Dee
John Dee
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Remove Yahoo Search redirect virus from Mac (Safari, Chrome, Firefox)

Remove Yahoo Search redirect virus from Mac (Safari, Chrome, Firefox)

Browser preferences are among the fundamentals of regular computer use, being nifty shortcuts to personalize one’s Internet experience. This convenience works flawlessly until a piece of malware shows up. The category of harmful code called adware is the one to blame for tweaking victims’ web navigation defaults, as is the case with the Yahoo redirect virus on Mac. This article explains the mechanics of said attack vector.

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

Remove SafeFinder virus from Mac in Safari, Chrome, Firefox [April 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 Chrome “Managed by your organization” virus from Mac

Remove Chrome “Managed by your organization” virus from Mac

It’s surprising at times how resourceful cybercriminals can be. Since persistence is among the strongholds of any malware campaign, malicious actors focus on finding new ways to establish it and their efforts have been very effective lately. Setting a rogue enterprise policy in Google Chrome is one of these methods, resulting in an overhaul of the victim’s Internet preferences and the appearance of a message saying “Managed by your organization”.

David Balaban
David Balaban
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SystemSpecial adware removal from Mac

SystemSpecial adware removal from Mac

Deluging Macs with ads and imposing rogue browser customizations – these nuisances have become the fundamental vectors of cybercrime focused on the Apple environment. The shady code that puts this interference into practice is called adware, or generically, potentially unwanted apps. SystemSpecial is one of the latest samples that gives the victims’ browsing settings an overhaul without triggering any permission dialogs. Find out the ins and outs of this infection.

David Balaban
David Balaban
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How to remove ProgressSite virus from Mac

How to remove ProgressSite virus from Mac

Cybercrime continues to take a firm grip on Macs, with myriads of adware and browser hijackers being the most prominent phenomena in this threat landscape. Over the past months, a new trend started manifesting itself. It comes down to closer ties between a peculiar lineage of potentially unwanted applications and mainstream Mac redirect viruses such as Safe Finder. ProgressSite represents the former category and it’s getting a boost in spreading at the time of this publication.

David Balaban
David Balaban
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