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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
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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
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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
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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
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How to remove Advanced Mac Cleaner virus from Mac OS X

How to remove Advanced Mac Cleaner virus from Mac OS X

Some Mac applications do what’s promised, but some only pretend to be useful. The activity of Advanced Mac Cleaner definitely doesn’t exceed the primitive mimicking of optimization as it reports inexistent issues. The mix of intimidation and deceit, as viewed by this app’s authors, is the right marketing strategy to ensure license purchases in exchange for dummy cleanup of the host system.

John Dee
John Dee
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A.akamaihd.net popup virus removal for Mac

A.akamaihd.net popup virus removal for Mac

This tutorial highlights a variety of nuances associated with the a.akamaihd.net adware program on computers running Mac OS. You will learn how this annoying infection tends to get on Macs, what ad campaign it’s part of, and how it manifests itself on an infected machine. Another essential part of this article is dedicated to the methods applicable for Rvzr-a.akamaihd.net removal for Mac.

John Dee
John Dee
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