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    Anti-malware programs dedicated to Mac relevant malware.
    MacBook Air, Oz 10.13.3, 256gb:-

    In view of recent scares I recently tried using three different anti-malware anti-viral programs (one at a time!) on my Mac having previously relied on its supposed 'immunity'.
    I had a shock to see how many rogue files were picked up. The results from each were not the same.

    What actually got up my nose was that none of them stated which items were Mac relevant ie capable of infecting Macs. I presume most of them were Windows dedicated, if not nearly all of them, but the programs failed to inform us which were the ones that can do us harm.

    Surely that is primarily what we Mac users want to know? If anyone knows of a good anti-malware program that accomplishes this satisfactorily please advise.
    Many thanks

    Paul
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    No macOS virus have been found yet.

    I prefer vigilance to the websites visited. What I do with my winOS and macOS PC’s is, install Malwarebytes, and also install Ghostery and AdBlock Plus, on all browsers installed on these PC’s.

    https://www.malwarebytes.com/mac/
    https://www.ghostery.com/
    https://adblockplus.org/

    Malware, or Scareware, works through browsers, make sure you properly set up Ghostery and AdBlock Plus.
    -- Bob --
    Please backup. Everything has a life cycle, unexpected and warning free. Nothing will last as long as you want it to.

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    +1 to what Bob said. Don't fall for the scare tactics.
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    Finding Mac Relevant Malware
    Yes but when you run your anti-malware program you must get a list of 'offenders'. How can you tell if any of them are Mac relevant? That is surely the important thing. Is there an anti-malware program out there that highlights the Mac-relevent items? That is what I want to know please?
    Paul
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    Quote Originally Posted by ferrarr View Post
    No macOS virus have been found yet.

    I prefer vigilance to the websites visited. What I do with my winOS and macOS PCs is, install Malwarebytes, and also install Ghostery and AdBlock Plus, on all browsers installed on these PCs.

    https://www.malwarebytes.com/mac/
    https://www.ghostery.com/
    https://adblockplus.org/

    Malware, or Scareware, works through browsers, make sure you properly set up Ghostery and AdBlock Plus.

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    Malwarebytes for Mac will only find Mac malware. Download from the developers, but do not use the paid version. After 30 days it will simplycon to the free version which is great:-


    https://www.malwarebytes.com/mac/
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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