“Congratulations you won” virus popups removal from iPhone, iPad and Mac
Everyone likes the sensation of being a winner, whether it’s a sports achievement, a lottery, or an unexpected freebie from a popular online service. Cybercriminals know it perfectly well. It comes as no surprise that there are numerous scams making the rounds that exploit the subject, such as the “Congratulations you won” popup virus campaign hitting iPhone, iPad and Mac owners.
How to remove BeAware app virus from Mac
Generally speaking, the app bundling technique is the best thing since sliced bread for freeware publishers, because it allows them to stay afloat without charging users any subscription fees. For the average user, though, it might be an evil thing often associated with malware distribution. That’s the way the potentially unwanted BeAware Mac app is doing the rounds. Here are the whys and wherefores on that subject.
Network anonymity: How VPN services for Mac work
VPN (Virtual Private Network) is a service designed to ensure the anonymity of communication between computers and to prevent the interception and reading of transmitted data. To safeguard the data sent and received, two things are needed - a special VPN for Mac installed on your computer that will encrypt and decrypt data, and an application on the server of the company providing the VPN service.
Remove fake Adobe Flash Player update virus from Mac
The distribution of Mac viruses can be trickier than the use of trojanized spam attachments. Some malicious apps make the rounds by means of social engineering combined with auxiliary infections. This is the case with the Adobe Flash Player update virus target Mac. It redirects a victim’s web browser to sites that recommend updating Flash Player, with the actual payload being scareware or spyware.
Remove Mac Heal Pro virus
Performance issues and malware are among the scourges of the Macintosh ecosystem, except that the extent of these caveats is somewhat narrower than with the competing major platforms. Mac optimization and security utilities are therefore in demand. However, the Mac Heal Pro app undermines the overall usefulness of such services, because it installs itself without permission and reports inexistent problems to defraud victims out of their money.
Remove TapuFind virus (macappextensions) from Mac (Safari, Chrome, Firefox)
There is a massive Mac adware campaign going on, with multiple variants of browser-hijacking entities being spewed out into the wild. One of the latest threats operating under this wide umbrella is called TapuFind, a service that claims to improve users’ search experience but actually takes over their web browsers. Here’s how this virus works and what should be done to remove it from Mac.