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Virus And Malware Removal On Mac?


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#1 mikey11

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Posted 08 June 2015 - 07:49 AM

i have little to no experience with Mac as you can probably tell by these questions,

 

im just wondering what the best virus removal software is for Macs?

 

basically, what would be the equivalent of Malwarebytes in a Mac version?

 

or a virus protection/removal program for Mac?

 

Does AVG or anything similar make a Mac version?



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Posted 08 June 2015 - 09:21 AM

I don't think so AVG will work for Mac I have very bad experience with AVG I am using right now 'Microsoft Essentials' and specially windows defender which introduce in windows 8 i suggest you find the Essentials or Windows Defencer for Mac version and you will be enjoy with the security in the free of cost! Good Luck!



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Posted 08 June 2015 - 10:13 AM

There's no such thing as Microsoft Security Essentials and Windows Defender for OS X in my opinion. Also, avast! have a good free Antivirus for Macs, but that's all I know. Everytime someone ask me to do malware removal on OS X, I have to turn them down because I don't know anything about it, nor do I know about OS X or care about it :P

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Posted 08 June 2015 - 10:53 AM

Everytime someone ask me to do malware removal on OS X, I have to turn them down because I don't know anything about it, nor do I know about OS X or care about it :P

 

 

yes i agree with you 100% there, i am normally the same.....just trying to helpout a family friend, thanks anyway :)


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Posted 08 June 2015 - 10:54 AM

My girlfriend had adwares on her MacBook Pro, in Google Chrome. Resetting the browser settings solved that issue but I'm sure they are still on the system.

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Posted 08 June 2015 - 10:58 AM

Here is a list of AV software available for OS X, both free and paid.

As far as I am aware, the specialized virus removal tools are Windows only though.

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Posted 08 June 2015 - 01:47 PM

I would go with ESET.
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Posted 08 June 2015 - 07:06 PM

Hi Mikey11,

 

Avast provides very good protection for Mac and it's free!



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Posted 09 June 2015 - 05:28 AM

There's also one malware removal tool for Mac on BleepingComputer, "Mac Rogue Remover Tool" but it only targets four Rogue Anti-Spyware.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/mac-rogue-remover-tool/

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Posted 09 June 2015 - 05:39 AM

* Sophos Antivirus for Mac
* Sophos: Removing malware from a computer running Mac OS X
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