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What Are Mac Viruses?

Mac viruses are no different from the infamous Microsoft infections that have been stalking the internet and software downloads for years.

Although Mac bugs have not got a long destructive history like Windows targeted infections, the recent dramatic rise is Mac popularity has seen the amount of Apple targeted diseases rocket.

With as much as 30,000 new Mac viruses being detected every day (eek), the pressure is now on to find a strong and effective Anti virus defense to protect your prized investment.

 

What Forms Of Computer Viruses Are There?

Computer bugs are malicious and often devastating destructive mini software programs that are solely created to reek havoc on your machine. They are given the title ‘virus’ as they are designed to rapidly spread throughout your hard drive and bleed onto other computers you connect with.

There are many forms of viruses: malware, computer worms, Trojan horses, most rootkits, spyware and dishonest adware. While they all have the same devilish intentions, some can cause more damage than others, so it best to be prepared to fight all evolving versions.

An infection might corrupted and deleted data from your MacBook, sneakily travel via your emails and instant messages to spread and infect other machines, even destroy and erase your entire hard drive. A virus is also used as a weapon for criminals to break into your private information, often used to decipher or trick you into revealing your financial passwords and information.

 

How Do Viruses Spread and Infect?

These infections are very secretive and crafty, often disguised as an attachment of a funny image, harmless greeting cars, audio and even video files. They can come in contact with your computer in many ways – via a software or app instillation, file download, emails, passed on through a corrupted external devices such as a USB or DVD and sometimes they are unleashed by just opening a dodgy webpage.

 

How To Effectively ‘Protect’ Against Mac Viruses

There are several steps you can take to protect your computer from Mac viruses…

Stay up-to-date!
It is essential that you keep on top of any update. Whether that is an update on your internet browser, software or app. Installing all the latest versions of things will help you to stay one step ahead. With each update coding changes, making it more difficult for an older virus to break through.

 

Be Internet Savvy
Keep out of there war path by being sensible on the internet. Don’t download files and softwares from unknown sources or open suspicious sites. Finally make sure your have your browser set to block pop up adverts.

 

Find a Leading Mac Antivirus Software
To completely safeguard your Mac and personal files form infection and deleted any existing bugs you suspect have leached in, invest in an effective Mac Antivirus software.

Leading Antivirus programs are equipped with all the top proven virus busting gadgets, including an up-to-date infection data base. Ensuring it is always alert and ready to warn off even newborn viruses as well as old powerful ones.

These software are also able to hut down and delete any rouge bugs already nestled on your hard drive and restore any damage it may have caused.

To find the best program for you click here Mac Antivirus Software Review to compare the leading apps on the market.

Sophie Tucker

Sophie Tucker

Chef Author at MacNerdy.com
Hi I'm Sophie, Chef Author at Macnerdy.com I'm a self proclaimed Mac Nerd and try and make it my job to know the latest tips and tricks for my readers. So whether you are a budding Mac geek, or a full blown enthusiast, I hope my guides can get you through smoothly 🙂
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Hi I'm Sophie, Chef Author at Macnerdy.com I'm a self proclaimed Mac Nerd and try and make it my job to know the latest tips and tricks for my readers. So whether you are a budding Mac geek, or a full blown enthusiast, I hope my guides can get you through smoothly :)