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toMACsh
09-04-2017, 09:57 PM
Or, should that be Scamguard?

http://savesmarteronline.org/freescan=17-remaining?voluumdata=BASE64dmlkLi4wMDAwMDAwMi00YjU xLTRmNGEtODAwMC0wMDAwMDAwMDAwMDBfX3ZwaWQuLjI4ZmJjM DAwLTkxY2QtMTFlNy04Y2RiLTE2M2ZlYjg5YmQ2OV9fY2FpZC4 uNzY5NWUxZjYtYTA5OS00MDQ5LTg1YjEtNWM2MTA4N2RjODViX 19ydC4uUl9fbGlkLi41Mjc0ZDE0Zi1lNTJiLTQ1MDgtYjI0Mi0 5MzZiZDk2MWE2NDdfX29pZDEuLmE0NjUzZDY2LTZmMTItNDM3O C1hMDQyLTZiNWNjNGY5ZjM5ZF9fdmFyMS4uJHtDQU1QQUlHTn1 fX3ZhcjIuLiRuX192YXIzLi4ke0FEXF9cSUR9X192YXI0Li5ha zBuXC5ccFlHQlR2Q3V3Zy0tX192YXI1Li4kKFBVQklEKV9fcmQ uLl9fYWlkLi5fX2FiLi5fX3NpZC4uX19jcmkuLl9fcHViLi5fX 2RpZC4uX19kaXQuLl9fcGlkLi5fX3BlaWQuLl9faXQuLl9fdnQ uLjE1MDQ1NzI3NTI4MDU&campaign=$%7BCAMPAIGN%7D&network=$n&creative=$%7BAD_ID%7D&source=ak0n.pYGBTvCuwg--&publisher=$(PUBID)

If that link works (7 lines when I pasted it) it's posted as a warning against this hoax, and for general amusement. I ran across it on the Yahoo! home page.

Nope. I can link directly to Save Smarter Online .org, but thought better of it. For the curious, searching for the story might be better than an untrustworthy link.

harryb2448
09-05-2017, 02:17 AM
You got it mate - ScaMguard.

This is what Malwarebytes has to say about this garbage:-


https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/195152-removal-instructions-for-scanguard/

JoshRoss
09-08-2017, 08:24 AM
I am still not sure why people are going with these random shady companies. You have Malwarebytes, Kaspersky, Avira, Avast. Why go with these random companies, that might or might not steal/compromise/scam/*Insert malicious intents*.

pigoo3
09-08-2017, 10:16 AM
I am still not sure why people are going with these random shady companies. You have Malwarebytes, Kaspersky, Avira, Avast. Why go with these random companies, that might or might not steal/compromise/scam/*Insert malicious intents*.

Sorry...but it would seem that you're randomly throwing everything into "one basket"...which may be a result of not being familiar with the products. Malwarebytes is actually a very useful and safe app...and shouldn't be grouped with the rest.:)

- Nick

chscag
09-08-2017, 03:09 PM
And the three that you did mention above: Kaspersky, Avira, and Avast, we strongly recommend against using any of them. All three are resource intensive and have been known to cause problems when used with macOS. And since there are no viruses in the wild that can infect a Mac, why use them at all? Malwarebytes is a tried and true non intrusive malware scanner which works well.

Note... Malware is sometimes lumped in the same category with viruses. They are different although you could call everything that interferes malware.

toMACsh
09-09-2017, 11:31 AM
I am still not sure why people are going with these random shady companies. You have Malwarebytes, Kaspersky, Avira, Avast. Why go with these random companies, that might or might not steal/compromise/scam/*Insert malicious intents*.

This post can be interpreted in two ways, but I see that both have been covered. ;D