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Remove Chrome redirect virus from Mac

Remove Chrome redirect virus from Mac

Bad actors out there appear to interpret the popularity of Google Chrome as a call to action. When a new Mac adware nasty is released, it almost certainly supports this web browser otherwise the attack surface is potentially limited. Redirect viruses and ad-injectors are literally swarming in this environment, making numerous users go through trial and error trying to fix things. This article describes the prevalent forms of the Chrome redirect virus Mac and provides a shortcut to removing it.

David Balaban
David Balaban
Get rid of Adobe Flash Player Uninstaller Mac pop-up

Get rid of Adobe Flash Player Uninstaller Mac pop-up

Social engineering hoaxes and Mac malware distribution campaigns go hand in hand. The fundamental principle of this tandem is about duping a user into installing a piece of harmful code that mimics a legitimate product. This has been the case with the infamous Adobe Flash Player update scam for years. Now that Adobe is dropping support of this nearly obsolete software, crooks are busy spreading malicious apps under the guise of the Flash Player Uninstaller tool.

David Balaban
David Balaban
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 brand new infection.

David Balaban
David Balaban
Remove ib-search virus from Mac

Remove ib-search virus from Mac

Cybercrime married browser takeover a long time ago. This is one of the longest-running plots in the Mac area that yields lucrative results for bad actors by bringing large amounts of traffic monetization revenue. The idea is to redirect users to rogue search engines such as ib-search via a series of domains constituting ad networks. If this type of a hijack kicks in, reverting to correct web preferences is easier said than done. It’s doable, though. This article will explain how.

David Balaban
David Balaban
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.

David Balaban
David Balaban
macOS Big Sur: release date, compatible devices list, and security updates

macOS Big Sur: release date, compatible devices list, and security updates

The macOS 11 Big Sur operating system created a lot of ripples in the Apple world immediately after being announced at the latest WWDC event held in June. This is arguably the most tangible overhaul of macOS look and feel in recent years. It features, among other things, a redesigned Dock, an all-new Notification Center, a more streamlined Maps app, and window curvature that feels so different.

David Balaban
David Balaban