“Your Mac is Infected. Virus Found!” Scam – How to Remove It

This article has been created with the main goal to help you remove the “Your Mac is Infected. Virus Found!” scamming redirect from your computer.

A new ad-supported redirect has been detected on users’ web browsers to display different types of pop-ups on the computers of Mac users. The notification is extremely similar to the Your Computer is Infected With (4) Viruses! scam which we detected back in February. The scamming page displays a fake pop-up message stating tha the victim’s computer is at risk. The message aims to get users to download an app that aims to deal with an issue on their Mac machines. Such software may just be one of those hoax antivirus type of programs that aim to show fake detection of malware on your computer system in order to get you to purchase it’s full version for a large sum of money. If you see browser redirects on your computer which state “Notice: Your Mac is Infected. Virus Found!”, we recommend that you read this article as it aims to show you how you can stop these pop-ups by deleting the unwanted software that might be causing them.

Threat Summary

Name“Your Mac is Infected. Virus Found!” Scam
TypePUP
Short DescriptionUnwanted software that causes browser redirects and pop-ups on your browser, like the fake “Your Mac is Infected” error message.
SymptomsYou may start to see browser redirects to a web page, saying that your device is at risk and you must download a fixer program to clean it.
Distribution MethodBundled downloads. Web pages which may advertise it.
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*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from How to, Technology and PC Security Forum | SensorsTechForum.com authored by Vencislav Krustev. Read the original post at: https://sensorstechforum.com/mac-infected-virus-found-scam-remove/