Hello fellow Mac users. We are moving into the PC world more every day. If you have antivirus, spyware and malware removal tools and use them regularly, you’re a smart person. Mac’s are no longer immune from these things just because they are Apple computers. Those days of being safe because you’re on a Macintosh are long gone.
Since the web and Internet are my business, I feel it’s my responsibility to know as much as possible about the Internet. The more I know the better. I recently spent a little time learning about the Dark Web. I feel if I don’t know something, I’m more likely to fall prey to it.
I thought my Mac based system was secure. I use a VPN, regularly run malware detection software, delete suspicious cookies, use an Ad Blocker, etc. Reading about the Dark Web was disturbing. I decided to run a deep scan of my whole system with Mac versions of Bitdefender’s Antivirus and cross check with AVG Antivirus, as well as running MalwareBytes malware removal tool, CCleaner and PrivacyScan. I checked all my drives and compressed archives from my years in business. That meant deep scanning nine drives and partitions. The process took about 24 hours in total!
Was I Protected?
Well, I wish I could say it was 100% clean, but despite my efforts I located and removed adware, malware and a few viruses engineered for the Mac. Without running complete and deep scans with excellent software, not all these threats showed up. It shows how diligent we need to be to protect our data and privacy.