Windows PC users have been dealing with viruses, trojans and adware for decades, but until recently Mac users didn’t really have to worry about malware infecting their computers.
I’m sorry to say that’s no longer the case.
While the percentage of Macs that are getting infected with malware compared to Windows machines is still relatively small, reports of Mac adware attacks have been on a sharp rise of late.
If you start getting frequent pop-up windows, your web browser starts behaving erratically or your machine starts running slower than it used to, your Mac has probably been infected with adware.
But don’t worry, most Mac adware infections are easy to remove with a free tool called Malwarebytes for Mac.
Malwarebytes for Mac is very easy to install and use. All you have to do is download the software and run the executable file.
Click here to read more about Malwarebytes for Mac and download the latest version. It works just as well as the Windows version, and the basic malware scan and removal tools are free!
Note: When you download the free version of Malwarebytes you’ll actually receive a 14 day free trial of the full ‘paid’ version.
At the end of the 14 day trial period your Malwarebytes installation will automatically revert to the free version. You don’t have to do a thing except ignore the invitation to pay for the upgrade.
Bottom line: Mac users can no longer assume their computers are immune to viruses, spyware, adware and ransomware, because they are not.
The frequency of malware attacks on both MacBooks and Mac desktop machines is growing by the day. That’s why it’s important that you take steps now to protect your Mac before disaster strikes.
Bonus tip: As with Windows machines, much of the malware that’s infecting Macs is being spread via links and attachments in malicious emails. Read this post for tips on avoiding them.