Macs don’t get viruses, or do they?

It’s a popular misconception that Macs don’t get viruses or malware, but that’s incorrect. Whilst they may not be as susceptible to them as Windows PCs, there are certainly dodgy apps floating around for all platforms.

How to Remove Malware From a Mac

Do you know the name of the app bothering your Mac? You can stop it running by launching Activity Monitor (located in the Applications folder) and looking for its name in the list of running apps. Select it then press the X button in the menu bar. Now go back to your Applications folder, find the app in there and move it to the Trash. Good riddance.

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If these steps haven’t resolved the problem, it might be time to reset your Mac back to the factory settings. You will also need to restore data from your backups (you do have a backup, right?). The exact instructions vary depending on the age and type of Mac you have. Search Apple’s support website for full details relevant to your specific Mac.

With modern Macs it’s a simple as rebooting your Mac, hold down the Alt + R keys and follow the prompts. If for some reason the recovery partition is corrupted due to the malware, hold down Option-Command-R or Shift-Option-Command-R and a fresh copy of macOS will be downloaded off Apple’s servers for you.