TAPSNAKE Infection (“Mac Detected TAPSNAKE” Scam) – How to Remove It

This article has been created in order to give you insight on how to quickly remove the TAPSNAKE infection scam from your Mac effectively.

The tech support scams for Macs have recently seen a new spike and the TAPSNAKE infection scam is not an exclusion. This tech support message may appear on Macs locking the web browser on which it is and scaring users to call a tech support number provided on the scamming web page. If you have started to see the “Mac Detected TAPSNAKE Infection” scamming pop-ups on your browser, then there is a chance that it may have been compromised not by TAPSNAKE but by an adware program that may be displaying such intrusive redirects. In case you believe that is the case, then we recommend that you read the following article as it contains further information about TAPSNAKE and shows methods via which you can try and remove TAPSNAKE from your web browser and Mac effectively.

Threat Summary

NameTAPSNAKE Infection Scam
TypeTech Support Scam for Mac OS
Short DescriptionAims to decieve users into cold-calling a fake tech support number the outcome of which is financial loss or personal data loss.
SymptomsYou may start seeing redirects to web pages similar to the one in question and other forms of ads.
Distribution MethodVia Potentially Unwanted Apps
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TAPSNAKE Infection – How Did I Get It

The TAPSNAKE Infection can be distributed via various different types of methods. If it is a single case on your Mac, then it is very likely that you may have visited a website that you landed on that is compromised and it could (Read more...)

*** 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/tapsnake-infection-mac-detected-tapsnake-scam-remove/