How to remove virus from MAC OS

The MAC platform has always been considered much more secure from malware than Windows. Many users seriously believe that the MAC can’t be infected with a virus, and therefore they do not fulfill basic computer security requirements. Unfortunately, this statement is incorrect, and at the moment MAC OS is subject to absolutely all types of viruses and malware, from adware to ransomware. Where did this myth come from? The fact is that until recently the share of Apple products in the number of devices sold was about 1%, and only in the last 5-7 years, the iPhone, and then computers based on MAC OS have become more popular. It simply did not make sense for scammers to create viruses for such an unpopular platform, and as a result, MAC infection was extremely rare. Now the situation has changed so more and more hackers are creating their programs in order to infect the products of Apple Company.

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How viruses penetrate MAC OS

Paths of penetration of viruses on the MAC are exactly the same as for Windows. Scammers use bundled installation, phishing, Trojans, and other methods that we will now discuss. So, in order to secure your MAC from most mass viruses, you need to follow these rules:

  • When installing any program, game or browser application - carefully read the user agreement, visit the developer's site and read the comments on the topic forums associated with this program. If it is about a free program, then it must be downloaded from the official site in order to avoid virus infection through bundling.
  • Do not share your password information with anyone, as well as also the serial number of your OS copy. Such data can be used by scammers to infect your computer with viruses, or obtain important data from your computer.
  • Never turn off the anti-virus program, especially if any application prompts you to do so. No useful program conflicts with antiviruses, and the request to disable the antivirus means only that unwanted software tries to penetrate the system.
  • Any suggestions that appear on the desktop or in the browser, related to the security of your accounts or the system itself are likely to be an attempt to penetrate the system. Do not go through the links provided in such messages and do not install the proposed software.

By following these simple rules, you will be able to secure your MAC from viruses and adware. It remains only to find out how to most easily remove the virus or several viruses from the system.

How to remove virus

Step 1.

The first step is to detect and remove malware from your computer. When you go to the "Applications" menu, you will see a complete list of all the programs that are installed on your computer. You should study this list and delete all programs that you do not use, that were installed without your knowledge or who are distrusting you. This way you will get rid of many unwanted programs and viruses.

  • Click Applications in the Finder sidebar
  • Drag unwanted program to the Trash
  • Empty Trash

Step 2.

The second step is cleaning the browser. Most users notice that their computer is infected, only because of browser issues. In most cases, applications for the browser are not needed at all, and if you do not use VPN or applications to block ads, then the application list should be empty. If there are applications in the list, and you do not know where they came from, they should be deleted. Browser applications are a usual form of adware and browser hijackers, so clearing the list you’ll make your web surfing more convenient.

  • Start Safari browser
  • Display a menu of General Safari Settings
  • Reset Safari...
  • Press "Reset"

Step 3.

The third and last step is the most important. Most malware nowadays has protection mechanisms that interfere with the removal, or allow viruses to recover. However, a decent anti-virus program easily bypasses these mechanisms and removes malicious software once and for all. We suggest that you use MAC Booster Lite to clean up your MAC, as it will satisfy all your computer security needs and will easily cope with any infection. You can download MAC Booster or its trial version by clicking the link below.

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