Thursday, 16 July 2015

Malwarebytes Launches Free Anti-Malware Tool For Mac

Anti-virus firm Malwarebytes has launched a free tool for Mac users to malware, adware and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) to remove it. In addition, the company also take Adware Medic of The Safe on Mac, as the virus fighter let know .

From examination of OPSWAT showed that 50% of Mac users have not installed virus scanner. According Malwarebytes this is because malware is not seen as a problem for Mac. Compared to Windows, there is much less Mac malware in circulation. These are often malware via pirated software and downloading software from untrusted sources is distributed. It is also adware and toolbars by some parties as the biggest threat are labeled for Mac users.

Something that is also reflected in the number of downloads of Adware Medic, a program to remove adware along. The software is in the first half of this year already downloaded 2.8 million times. Also from research from Google shows that adware on Windows and Mac is a problem. Nevertheless, users can also protect against here. So anti-virus company Avast suggested recently that a lot of adware and toolbars can be prevented if consumers better read and pay attention when installing software.

Thomas Reed Adware Medic, who is now at Malwarebytes will focus on the development of Mac products, says that Mac users need protection against adware, which assumes more and more the form of an epidemic. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Mac is available for free download and use. Later this year there are versions for SMEs and large enterprises.

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