- Be wary of suspicious links and pop up windows. PreciseSecurity.com stated that MAC Defender was spreading through “SEO poisoning” designed to take you to malicious websites and fill your screen with pop up windows. Clicking on links can begin an automatic install of malicious code containing a virus.
- Have an eagle eye. When Apple refers to the Mac computer, they refer to them as Mac, not MAC. Subtle differences in wording or even misspellings can be a clue that sites aren’t legitimate. If you at all question the site’s reputation, look for a Contact page. If you can’t find one, move on!
- Don’t ever give up your credit card information unless you trust the site. Online scams lure users into giving up sensitive personal information with the intent of profiting from it. This technique is commonly called phishing.
- Install an antivirus program for your Mac and have it scan your computer on a regular basis to keep your machine virus-free. I love how MacKeeper is so easy to use thanks to the System Scan feature. For more information about MacKeeper, visit my full review about how it can protect your Mac from viruses on ChicaLogic.
- Encrypt important files in the event that spyware is installed. Think of encryption like a safe for your digital files. MacKeeper’s Data Encryptor allows you to add unlimited files and folders that can be hidden with one click on the Hide Button.
|MacKeeper can help protect your Mac from viruses
while encrypting sensitive files.
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