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How to keep your MacBook Safe from viruses in Vancouver



Apple products like MacBooks, iMac, Mac Pros, and Mac Minis cost a lot more than some PCs. These products look and perform great. Macs are said to be less vulnerable than Windows computers. However, they are not immune to day-to-day increasingly malware and Mac-targeted virus attacks. Hackers can successfully attack Apple computers, as well, and this is unfortunately a rapidly growing problem globally.


Taking this matter seriously, Apple has included XProtect - an Apple's proprietary antivirus software on all Macs since 2009. XProtect scans all applications and files for viruses and malware using a database of threats that Apple updates daily.


If you suspect your Mac is infected with malware, you may notice these signs.


1. Your Mac is slower than usual. ...

2. You receive security alerts without scanning your Mac. ...

3. Your browser has a new homepage or extensions you haven't added. ...

4. You are bombarded with ads. ...

5. You can't access personal files and see a ransom/fine/warning note and so forth.


A factory reset is one way of potentially removing a virus or malware from your Mac, iPhone and other products. However, in order to not lose all your data, you need to be cautious and do back up your data before approaching a factory reset. It to be noted that the factory resetting would be not guaranteeing, though. It does remove viruses and malware from your products, but not in 100% of cases.


Here are simple steps on how to protect your Mac from viruses.


1. Clear your browser cache. ...

2. Make sure your Mac's firewall is switched on. ...

3. Use ClearVPN. ...

4. Don't click the link. ...

5. Trust in Gatekeeper. ...

6. Xprotect yourself. ...

7. Avoid known offenders. ...

8. Keep your browser up to date.


The firewall in OS X is a network filter that allows you to control which programs and services can accept incoming connections. As mentioned you make sure your Mac’s firewall is switched “ON”. Unless it is on, then you may follow the steps.


1. Choose System Preferences from the Apple menu.

2. Click Security or Security & Privacy.

3. Click the Firewall tab.



4. Unlock the pane by clicking the lock in the lower-left corner and enter the administrator username and password.

5. Click "Turn On Firewall" or "Start" to enable the firewall.


Please keep in mind that disabling a firewall is risky as it permits all data to entering and exiting the network without any restrictions. This includes not just expected traffic, but also malicious data -- thereby putting the network at risk! Disabling a hardware firewall

also impacts all of the devices that connect to the network.


In case of facing any risk of virus or malware attacks and are in need to get rid of them, you can take your computer to some professionals who can provide you assistance with the issue. At MacBook Repair Vancouver, we help our clients coming across various computer related issues and our professional technicians are there to help.


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