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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
How to remove DefaultProducts 1.0 Mac app virus

How to remove DefaultProducts 1.0 Mac app virus

Mac adware has evolved considerably over the past few years. These pesky apps dominate the threat landscape quantitatively and keep becoming more sophisticated and harder to deal with. In pursuit of deploying intrusive popup and redirect activities on a Mac computer, the adware called Default Products turns the victim’s browser settings upside down while resisting the commonplace uninstall methods.

David Balaban
David Balaban
How to remove "This Update requires an action" popup virus from Mac

How to remove "This Update requires an action" popup virus from Mac

When an alert pops up during a web surfing session on Mac, it can be a clue suggesting that something went wrong with the browser. Given that the system is unlikely to display intrusive warnings, such an encounter is probably a sign of adware activity affecting the user’s Internet routine. For instance, in the case of “This Update requires an action” popup in Safari and other browsers, the root cause is a virus called TapuFind or Chill Tab.

David Balaban
David Balaban
Remove WindowGroup virus from Mac

Remove WindowGroup virus from Mac

The shelling of macOS based computers with adware is steadily gaining momentum. There are several new noxious apps of this kind that were released at about the same time and share a few unique malicious characteristics. Obviously, this affinity isn’t accidental and the infections have common roots, indicating that at least one cyber-gang is busy taking it up a notch. The pest that will be analyzed in this entry is called WindowGroup.

David Balaban
David Balaban