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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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Apple is the most mimicked brand in phishing scams

Apple is the most mimicked brand in phishing scams

According to recent findings of security analysts, Apple customers are in the epicenter of brand-based phishing attacks in Q1 2020. If you own a Mac computer or an iOS device, numerous perks are at your fingertips. The only major caveat is that you are more likely to encounter brand-related phishing hoaxes compared to customers of any other popular technology company. In case you find this statement far-fetched, the Q1 2020 Brand Phishing Report by Check Point cybersecurity firm will prove you wrong.

David Balaban
David Balaban
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How to remove lkysearchds (lkysearch) Mac virus from Safari, Chrome, Firefox

How to remove lkysearchds (lkysearch) Mac virus from Safari, Chrome, Firefox

Malware homing in on Mac computers isn’t a marginal thing anymore. The form of malicious code dominating this cybercrime niche is adware, a generic category that encompasses various harmful apps whose impact is mostly isolated to web browsers. The lkysearch browser redirect issue is a symptom shared by several different adware threats. Learn what these baddies are and how to sort out the problem.

David Balaban
David Balaban
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Remove “Your computer is low on memory” popup virus on Mac

Remove “Your computer is low on memory” popup virus on Mac

Some Mac applications tend to become more resource-intensive as they evolve. This is a normal upshot of advanced features being brought to users’ fingertips, but it might also be a source of performance issues on older machines that lack RAM and CPU power to cope with growingly complex tasks thrown at them. Whilst a popup alert saying “Your computer is low on memory” seems to be a symptom of such a predicament, it could as well mean that the Mac is infected with a virus.

David Balaban
David Balaban
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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. This article highlights the issues Mac users may encounter with the provider in question.

David Balaban
David Balaban
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Microsoft AutoUpdate Required Data Notice popup virus removal for Mac

Microsoft AutoUpdate Required Data Notice popup virus removal for Mac

There is a competition going on between Microsoft and Apple – that’s common knowledge. However, this doesn’t mean that products by either company are off limits to the aficionados of the benign “rival”. Lots of Mac users opt for popular Microsoft products, such as Office and Skype. The Microsoft AutoUpdate service keeps these tools up to date. Cybercrooks may abuse it, though. Here’s how.

John Dee
John Dee
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