There are instances that your Mac is infected by malware or spyware, adware and pop-up advertisements. It usually happens when users go to illegal download and websites to download pirated content, such as games and applications. Adware may also be installed on your Mac as an application that is often in with freeware that alters the way that your browser works. Recently, a similar situation occurred to us, where Google Chrome for Mac was constantly opening spam websites when browsing the internet which was extremely annoying and also a security risk.
If you’re Mac is infected by malware or adware You may notice the following signs:
- Pop-up ads that aren’t wanted appear in new tabs when browsing
- Websites redirecting in a way to websites that are spam
- Pop-ups that are full-screen and viruses found alerts
- A commercial informing you to tidy up your Mac by using MacKeeper
- Unwanted Adware programs are being installed without your permission
If your computer is running Mac OS is experiencing any of these issues, even after removing the suspicious extensions or changing the browser’s settings, we suggest that you scan your system. To do this, download Malwarebytes for Mac which provides an effective solution to check your Mac and eliminate any harmful threats that could be responsible for the issues mentioned. The nifty program with an attractive user interface runs a scan in the background and informs you of malware and other programs that may be slowing down your Mac. It’s accessible via the menu bar and also checks for updates to protection often.
We tested Malwarebytes on Mac and the program quickly identified the adware and let us remove it quickly. After cleaning, we didn’t see any pop-ups or websites that were spammy while we browsed. It is recommended to run a scan at minimum twice. The program is free to download however real-time protection as well as automatic updates to security are available with the premium version. In the latest update, it now supports macOS High Sierra (v10.13) as well.