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What Is A Mac Malware Virus?

Mac Malware is a term used to refer to all forms of malicious Mac threats and disastrous viruses. They are small cunning softwares that are are created to spread, multiply, damage your hard drive, delete files and snoop for your personal often financial information.

 

Here are the most common examples of devilish Mac Malware…

Viruses – A small program that is solely designed to infect, multiply and spread throughout your data and Hard Drive as well as leaking into other computers via sneaky emails, instant messages etc.

Trojan horses – Inspired by the historic tale, a Trojan infection is a toxic software that secretively hides inside another, often unaware legit programs and bides for its time to attack.

Worms – Similar to a Mac virus, a worm can wiggle and spread its way though your computer and onto others without user interaction.

Spyware – It’s in the name. This crafty threat installed itself on your computer without your knowledge. Spying on your movements it can collect valuable personal data and send it onto a criminal third party.

what is a mac malware virusThe idea of a dangerous Mac malware used to be brushed under the carpet and perceived as nothing more than a myth. But with a worrying 30,000 new Mac viruses and targeted threats being detected daily, only a fool would continue to believe that Malware was at home in a fairly tale.

While it is true that you are more likely to come face to face with a rouge Microsoft Window virus, the recent sore in Apple popularity has seen criminal masterminds switched to vulnerable Macintosh computers.

Originally sufficiently equipped to fend off the odd infection with their inbuilt defense system, the creators behind Apple products were forced to admit that they are far from bullet proof and advised users to invest in an effective Mac security and Antivirus software to safeguard your cherished machine and files.

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 :)