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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
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
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
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
Get rid of “Safari cannot be opened while it is being updated” popup error on Mac

Get rid of “Safari cannot be opened while it is being updated” popup error on Mac

Sometimes it can be difficult to differentiate a trivial glitch from malware activity, because Mac infections are becoming increasingly hybrid and the delineation might be blurred. In the case of an error saying “Safari cannot be opened while it is being updated”, the root cause is most likely a malfunction in the system. However, there are marginal scenarios where it makes sense to check the Mac for malicious code that could be triggering this notification.

David Balaban
David Balaban
Remove “MacPerformance” can’t be opened..." virus from Mac

Remove “MacPerformance” can’t be opened..." virus from Mac

A suspicious software entity called MacPerformance is a new hot topic currently trending on Mac discussion boards. Lots of users are reporting popups that appear out of the blue and say MacPerformance wants access to control Safari / Google Chrome. Activity of that sort most likely exhibits malicious characteristics. This article provides facts known on this issue thus far.

John Dee
John Dee