Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Anti-Virus Company: Nearly Half Of Mac Threats Consist Of Adware

Almost half of the threats for Mac OS X falls into the category of adware, says the Romanian antivirus company BitDefender on the basis of its own research. The virus fighter analyzed the Mac malware that appeared in the first six months of this year.

Of all Mac malware found in the United States showed 46% can be classified as adware. In Germany, Denmark and Romania was about 45%, 61% and 58% respectively. However, no absolute numbers, so it is unclear how many copies are involved. Once active adware can display unwanted pop-ups and ads and adjust search results.

Mac users run mainly via adware bundled software, for example through pop-ups and ads on websites that say that something is wrong may be using the computer or the performance improved. Bitdefender recommends Mac users also to be selective about which programs they download and install. It is also advised to read the terms and conditions of the software, install a AdBlocker and Mac OS X to keep up-to-date. Earlier it was even called that adware is the main threat for Mac users.

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