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How to Remove Adware, Malware, Spyware and Virus from Mac?


"Which is more secure, Mac or PC?" Most computer users would choose Mac as they assume that Apple's products are always safer than others. However, after so many generation of MacOS, we can always get complains or feedbacks about Mac security from Mac users. Internet security is always what we should care about. Hackers attack any operation system no matter MacOS or Windows. There are so many adware, malware, spyware and virus out there full of the whole internet. They are created to steal information from you or just mess up your system. As a Mac user, we should always pay attention to our internet security.

What is Mac Adware?

Just as the same as Windows, Mac adware can be easily found on your browsers. These adware usually changes your search engine. Or Keep popping up the annoying ad right at the corner when you are surfing the internet. What's worse, some adware may deceive and lure you to make a call. Don't trust it. Because you may get your personal information leaked and money lost. Check out the below posts we collected from the Apple Communities.


Beside above, there are so many other adware like: Crossrider, Vsearch, searchmoose, SmartSearch, quicksearch, JustCloud, AdMaster, MacVx, MyShopcoupon, search control, chumsearch, etc. We can't list out all of them. This kind of adware will come out day after day as long as the Mac OS X keeps running.

What is Mac Malware?

Compared with Mac adware, the Mac malware usually gets your internet infected. Let's say, they will change your DNS. Once they control your network. They can easily direct you to any of the page they want. Thus, you can't change it back to normal unless you remove the malware from your Mac completely and restore your DNS.


What is Mac Spyware?

Back to 2013, the Genieo, known as a spyware, caused a serious trouble to both Mac and Windows. It changed your browsers' settings, installed apps into your Mac secretly. Genieo would also hijack the browser and track browser usage with the result of stealing user's personal information. And the question is that it is very hard to get rid of it from your Mac. It disguised and put its file to somewhere that you never find. Adware is easy to see and find. But for this kind of malicious one, we would like to take it as a spyware. They are fake and disguise themselves at the dark corner just aiming at stealing your personal data.


What is Mac Virus?


We usually know that if you get a virus when using the Windows system, it will mess up your system. The worst situation is that you have to re-install the whole system. But what about your important data and files? You lost them forever just because of a virus. For Mac virus, it does the same way. That's why Apple worked so hard on the update of the system. They have to make the patch for the bugs in case the hackers will use virus to attack the system.

As you can see, our Mac system needs protection just as the same as the windows. When you are suffering from these Mac adware, malware, spyware and virus, we suggest you use a professional tool to scan your system and remove them from your Mac completely. Published by IObit, world’s top system utility and security software provider since 2004, MacBooster, as a one-stop Mac maintenance tool, is definitely your best choice. It provides you with real-time protection which will monitor your system. Once any malicious file or threat is found, it will notify you and help remove it from your Mac completely. Here is how you can do it with MacBooster easily:


                 1: Download MacBooster 7 and open it

                 2: Go to the Virus & Malware module

                 3: Choose to scan and fix

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As you can see, lots of Mac users are bothered with internet security problems. We are using our Mac laptop most of time. We should take it serious with Mac security. Remember, you should always get prepared for a rainy day. During your usage of Mac, MacBooster can always guard your Mac's security. What's more, it comes with other useful functions, like system junk files removal (remove over 20 types of junk files), Startup optimization, Duplicate finder, Photo sweeper, etc. You can always use it to get your Mac tide and safe. So there you have it. Just try it now and remove the adware, malware, spyware and virus from your Mac right away!

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