Top 2020 tips if you think your Mac has a virus

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Top 2020 tips if you think your Mac has a virus

Boom! You think your Mac has been hacked or, you think a virus has been installed.

Here are some steps to try if you think your Mac has got a virus.

So, we need to start with what the symptoms are of a Mac with a possible virus. Mac’s which have been affected by a possible virus show signs of:-  Being slow- Applications being unresponsive- Wheel of death- Mac slow to startup- The homepage of your web browser may change to a random / different default homepage.This is commonly seen when adware is installed which modifies the default homepage to an obscure website.

Here are some steps to try if you think your Mac has got a virus.

A virus is mostly a piece of adware or malware that has been installed onto your Mac by downloading and installing a plugin file which ‘pretends’ to be a patch or update for a piece of legitimate software. Schlayer which is a form of Trojan horse has been regarded as one of the most potent Trojan horses for a Mac.Here are the names of specific adware extensions.Look out for:

1. AdWare.OSX.Cimpli
2. AdWare.OSX.Bnodlero 
3. AdWare.OSX.Geonei4. AdWare.OSX.Pirrit 

Easy steps to remove possible viruses & adware from your Mac

Click here to get software to remove these adware installations.

1. In Safari, go to preferences.

2. Navigate to extensions. 

3. There may be a list of extensions which may be adware or malware. 

4. There should be a ‘minus’ button on the left-hand side of the screen.

5. Remove the plugin and restart your Mac.

Top 2020 & 2019 Apple Mac SSD and Apple RAM memory upgrades

The most popular Apple Mac SSD upgrades have been the 500GB – 1TB SSD range. The most popular Apple RAM memory upgrades have been 8GB, 16GB 32GB and 64GB options.

Apple Mac SSD upgrades have seen a significant increase in storage capacity which is now up to 4TB SSD storage! With that kind of Mac SSD storage there will be a lesser need for external hard drives.

 2020 will mark new 2TB & 4TB Mac SSD’s therefore more ZA Support Fans are storing their photo’s, music, and other larger file types on their Mac SSD upgrade.

Apple Mac RAM upgrades have seen Mac performance improvements by a minimum of 30%. Apple RAM memory upgrades specifically improve performance of applications as they provide the support needed by 64-bit applications.

During 2020 we are expecting these performance enhancements to top 43%.

The most common reasons for upgrading to a new Mac SSD and Apple RAM memory upgrade have been:

1. Slow Mac speed. This is one of the biggest reasons ZA Support Mac Fans upgrade to an SSD. Increasing your Mac’s performance with an SSD on average improves performance of application by over 77%, in most cases Mac performance is higher than 77%. This year we are expecting the performance improvement to be over 85%. In 87% of cases Apple SSD upgrades are combined with Apple RAM memory upgrades for enhanced Mac speed. 

2. Improving the performance of Office for Mac applications. Believe it or not, Office for Mac applications can reduce your Mac’s performance significantly. This is commonly a result of new sync services and ‘recommendation’ features which connect to the internet when you use them to make suggestions. Office 2016 for Mac and Office 365 for Mac are the main culprits. Apple Mac RAM memory upgrades assist with Office for Mac applications opening faster without the wheel of death or the beachball.

3. Poor Mac photo, music and video editing performance. This one generally doesn’t come as a surprise. Apple have launched machine learning as a feature in the new versions of Photos. This along with a host of new features has caused the Photos app to consume a massive amount of Mac resources, which can reduce your Mac’s performance. Mac SSD upgrades increase read and write performance as well as assisting with rendering speed dramatically improving the Photos App performance. Apple Mac RAM memory upgrades also improve the performance of rendering photo’s, making adjustments and adding effects faster and smoother.

4. Increase the life span of your Mac without buy new. Apple new hardware sales have dramatically decreased compared to Apple RAM memory and Apple SSD upgrades. The reason is simple. If you can get excellent performance and speed from your existing Mac why buy a much more expensive new Mac which is limited in its upgradability?  

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