Mac Malware and Mac Virus Removal made Easy!

Mac Malware (viruses, adware, hijackers, trojans, search hijackers and toolbars) is on the rise! The notion that Mac is immune to malware infections is a fallacy; there simply wasn't enough profit for malware makers to target Macs. With more and more people making the change from Windows to Mac, malware makers are beginning to more aggressively - and successfully - target Mac users.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Flashback Virus Targeting Macs

A new virus called Flashback (aka Flashfake) is infecting mac computers. The Flashback virus specifically targets Macs and is designed to let hackers steal potentially valuable information such as financial account numbers , passwords and log-in credentials. Flashback is normally disguised as an update to Adobe Flash video viewing software. The best way to avoid getting infected with the Flashback virus is to avoid downloading files or clicking links from unknown sources. In order to keep your computer clean, we highly recommend that you install Kaspersky for Mac which comes with a free 1-month trial.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Underlined Textsrv Ads on Mac

Textsrv is a new form of advertising targeting Mac computers. Textsrv hooks onto your browser and starts displaying green underlined links or double-underlined words that lead to advertising websites. If you start seeing these advertisements, it is time to scan your Mac for adware. A very good scanner to remove textsrv ads is Kaspersky for Mac and they even have a free 1-month trial.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Search Elf Toolbar on Mac

A new toolbar called Search Elf Toolbar is targeting Mac users. Search Elf Toolbar also changes the user's homepage to searchelf.com. The simplest way to remove Search Elf is to uninstall the adware which you have installed recently (the program after which Search Elf started appearing as your homepage). There are however some instances when homepage hijackers are a result of a trojan attack on your Mac, for such cases it is highly recommended to scan your Mac with a good antivirus such as Kaspersky Antivirus for Mac which comes with a free 1-month trial.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Mystart.com Mac Homepage

Some adware programs targeting macs are changing the user's homepage to mystart.com. The simplest way to remove mystart.com is to uninstall the adware which you have installed recently (the program after which mystart.com started appearing as your homepage). There are however some instances when homepage hijackers are a result of a trojan attack on your Mac, for such cases it is highly recommended to scan your Mac with a good antivirus such as Kaspersky Antivirus for Mac which comes with a free 1-month trial.

Start.com Homepage Hijacker

Several adware-supported programs (such as Fastest Free YouTube Downloader to MP3 Converter for Mac) can change your Mac homepage to Start.com.

Mac Trojan Redirects Google Searches

A newly discovered Mac trojan is able to redirect your google searches to advertising websites. It is able to redirect your searches by changing your hosts DNS settings.



This Mac trojan masquerades either as a java update or a media player to lure people into downloading it. Once it is installed, it modifies your hosts DNS settings which enables it to redirect any search you perform on Google, to websites that are paying for the traffic that this trojan sends their way.

A common indicator that your Mac is infected with a search redirect trojan is that when you perform a search (say on Google), you click the search result link and get transferred to another link completely different that the link you thought you were clicking. The whole idea behind such trojans is that the trojan makers stand to make profit off of you by collecting traffic revenues from the websites to which they redirect your searches.

If you are experiencing Google search redirects on Mac, it is highly recommended that you install a good antivirus such as Kaspersky Antivirus for Mac. Kaspersky Antivirus for Mac comes with a free 1 month trial period and can be downloaded here.