How to Remove Malware from Your MacOS Computer
If you think Windows is a virus magnet, the claim that Macs are completely immune to viruses is false. They may be less frequent and common than the Windows variety, but they do exist. But you’re not helpless against the malware onslaught. There are plenty of ways to improve your level of protection. And if you are the few unlucky ones whose Macs are unwittingly affected by annoying and dangerous viruses, then you have come to the right place. This blog can help you remove viruses from your Mac.
The term “malware” is a shortcut term for malicious software and it comes in different forms. An example of malware is Ransomware. This type of malware doesn’t attempt to get into your machine without your knowledge like a virus does, but rather targets computers to encrypt or prevent access to victim’s files, thereby causing real damage. Once infected, victims must pay a ransom to a cybercriminal to regain access to those files. This type of malware is not only annoying, but ransoms can run as high $700 (or more).
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Another form of malware is adware. Adware is installed when you click on a normal-looking advertisement (on a website or when you receive an email) and it installs the malware on your computer. Once you install it, it can gather information about you including your banking details. One of the most troublesome aspects of this type of malware is that it often disguises itself as a cleaning app or antivirus app that you normally expect to get rid of malware on your Mac.