Your Questions About Virus Removal Mac

Posted by softwareguru on September 8, 2014

Lizzie asks…

Mac keeps playing ads, but there aren’t any windows open?

Is this a virus? It will just randomly play ads when nothing is open. Its real annoying help!

softwareguru answers:

I would run both an anti virus program, and an adware removal program.
I don’t have a Mac, so I can’t really recommend any programs, but you could probably find some free ones at “download.cnet.com/” (I usually just type www.download.com and it will send you to the same place.)

This sounds more like adware than it does a virus. I would run both types of programs in order to do a better scan of your system.

William asks…

do i have a virus on my mac?!!?

okay. so this “macprotector” thing popped up and said i have viruses and told me to download an inti virus thing. i downloaded it and put in my admin password. and now all these weird sites are popping up and i’m scareddd. is there anything i can do? the macbook’s new

softwareguru answers:

It’s a fake antivirus program. Mac Protector removal instructions:

1. Open Applications → Utilities → Activity Monitor and terminate processes linked to Mac Protector.

2. Delete Mac Protector from the Applications folder.

3. Check System Preferences → Accounts → Login Items for Mac Protector entry.

4. Run a Spotlight search for “Mac Protector” to check for any associated files and remomove them if exist.

Http://deletemalware.blogspot.com/2011/05/remove-macdefender-uninstall-guide.html

Download ESET Cybersecurity for Mac (free trial, fully functional) or Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac (free) and run a full system scan.

Http://www.eset.com/us/home/cybersecurity-for-mac

http://www.sophos.com/en-us/products/free-tools/sophos-antivirus-for-mac-home-edition.aspx

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