Mac Computer can have viruses too.

Mac computer have been known for being some what resistant to viruses and malware that windows computer tend to have.  A couple of weeks ago I had a client complain about their mac being slow and saying that the internet was not working,  I went a took a look at it.

macMalwareVirus

This Mac, was an MacBook Air, I went and started to use it to find out the problem.  When i oppened up Safary, the page was filled with adds and redirected to a known to be malware website.

MacKeeper Virus
MacKeeper Virus

 

Also there was MacKeeper installed.  from the first look, it looked like MacKeeper was a legit program, but eventually it showed that it wanted me to buy the full version to use it.  Also i went and deleted it from the Apps folder, but it would not remove.

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Solution:

To remove this malware and virus, I went and downloaded Free AVG for mac from here 

macAvgAntivirus

I then went and started a full scan.

Then avg was able to find and remove MacKeeper and able to remove other files associated with malware and rootkit software.

After avg removed all the infected files, I went and restart the Mac and managed to start using it with no issues.

Also dont install programs that you dont know.  One way to know is if a msg like thisone comes on, then it means that the app you are installing is not good.

badMacProgramAlert

A warning similar to this, will come up when installing a bad mac app.

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