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Remove IdeaShared 1.0 virus app from Mac (MacBook Air/Pro, iMac)

Remove IdeaShared 1.0 virus app from Mac (MacBook Air/Pro, iMac)

A slew of petty adware apps with common roots have been invading numerous Mac computers lately. Although the systemic damage caused by their activity is insignificant, the aftermath of such an attack is a nuisance no one can endure. IdeaShared 1.0 is a typical sketchy application from this lineage. It displays superfluous ads on websites and meddles with user-defined browsing preferences to spin a merry-go-round of redirects leading to deceptive sites or junk search providers.

David Balaban
David Balaban
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
Major Thunderbolt security loopholes fuel data theft, Macs partially affected

Major Thunderbolt security loopholes fuel data theft, Macs partially affected

A Dutch researcher has unearthed critical flaws in Intel’s Thunderbolt interface that allow an attacker to hack a vulnerable system in minutes. If your computer is equipped with a Thunderbolt port and was manufactured before 2019, then it’s most likely susceptible to a stealth compromise codenamed Thunderspy. It allows an attacker to exploit the interface for bypassing the regular authentication and gaining a foothold in the machine even if it is locked and its hard drive is encrypted.

David Balaban
David Balaban
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
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
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