Macs are known to be pretty secure as they don't seem to get viruses and malware as easily as Windows computers do. But the truth is, no computer is completely immune to malicious software. So how can you tell if your Mac has been infected with malware? Look out for these signs.
Windows computers tend to deal with an assortment of malware, but many people fail to realize that even Apple computers face similar threats. As cybercriminals have become more adept at finding exploits and other vulnerabilities, more and more Macs have also fallen prey to malware.
Through the years, Apple products have shown resistance to different kinds of malware that Microsoft computers weren’t able to dodge. This, however, does not mean that Macs are invulnerable. Here are some threats you should watch out for to keep your Mac protected.
Viruses and malware creators are out to attack anyone and everyone within their reach — including Mac users. Despite Apple’s insulated macOS layouts, cybercriminals are finding ways to identify and exploit vulnerabilities.
Viruses that affect Macs
There are four general virus types that hit Apple products, and their effects can range from merely annoying to downright destructive:
Adware are unwanted programs that bombard users with pop-up advertisements.