“Instead, social engineered malware is on the rise against Mac users, and that includes popup adware, free download malware, and even some applications which are sold as utilities but called malware by users,” Jack D. Miller writes for Mac360.
“Social malware acts more like a Trojan horse to infect a Mac with nefarious files,” Miller writes. “Mac users are often conned into installing, or allowing utilities to be installed on their Macs, only to find out later that it’s really malware.”
“How do you get rid of all these new forms of malware? Anti-virus applications might help,” Miller writes. “DetectX helps you find keyloggers and other malware, including leftovers from the popular and highly criticized MacKeeper utility.”
More info, screenshots, and links in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: You don’t want MacKeeper.
If you have MacKeeper on your Mac, you can also follow these instructions to uninstall it and never install it again.
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How to uninstall MacKeeper from your Mac – December 19, 2014