Wednesday, 4 November 2015 Provides Downloads Of Adware

A download site where Mac users can download software shows offered all kinds of apps like Skype, Firefox and 1Password to provide adware. The adware is in an installer. It is includes a "wrapper" that other apps in addition to the required software.

Users can be allowed to see the user agreement, but will ignore most users, says Thomas Reed of anti-malware company Malwarebytes. If it is for the "Quick" system chosen by the user in addition to the software you also get a browser extension and the browser settings are adjusted. According to Reed let many adware installers today see this behavior.

MacUpdate also the wrapper would install a program called MacBooster. Reed says that other download sites such as and Softonic exhibit this kind of behavior and Mac experts therefore advise you to avoid these types of websites. Mac users are therefore advised only apps from the Mac App Store, or the official website to download from the supplier, and to avoid external download sites.

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