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Worst Macintosh Malware -
Apple Mac Virus List


by Vaughn Aubuchon

HERE is a list of MALWARE found on a MacIntosh computer used by a person not aware of Mac virus issues.

The Mac USED TO BE fairly free from malware. But now, unscrupulous bast@rds will infect you whenever you click "Download Now" or "Install".


If I had the ability to push a button that would Kick all these SOBs, I would do it INSTANTLY, with ZERO remorse for their pain. People who spend their life trying to screw you over, should be in jail, for the misery and wasted time they cause their prey (all of us).

Some list these things as PUPs - Potentially Unwanted Programs. Just drop the "Potentially". You DON'T EVER want these steaming pieces of refuse.


NEVER CLICK ON THESE.

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1

Advanced Mac Cleaner

Made to rob you - How to Remove
Install Mac Crud is a better name.
THIS IS THE WORST.
There is a solution.
You can download a FREE program from -
Malwarebytes that will fix it.
Free for 30 days, $40/ year after that.

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2

CleanMyMac

Made to rob you - How to Remove
DirtyMyMac is a better name.

3

Mac Adware Cleaner

Made to rob you - How to Remove
MacAdwareAdder is a better name.

4

Unpollute MY Mac

Made to rob you - How to Remove
Pollute My Mac is a better name.

5

JustCloud

- Cloud Storage

Phony - How to Remove
JustCrap is a better name.

6

LiveShoppers

- Adware

Phony - How to Remove
Use Amazon, Bing or Google instead.

7

Mackeeper
(very controversial)

- Adware

Installs crap - How to Remove

BING and Google BOTH runs ads for Mackeeper, which buries you in ads.
Avoid Mackeeper

Mackeeper Fraud

8

MegaBackup

Phony - How to Remove
MegaScrewyou is a better name.

9

MyShopMate

- Adware

Phony - How to Remove
Use Amazon, Bing or Google instead.

10

SearchProtect (Conduit)

Phony - How to Remove
SearchScrew is a better name

11

Software-Updater

Phony - How to Remove
SoftwareScrewer is a better name.

12

Trovi

- Browser Hijacker

Phony - How to Remove
Browser hijacker from Israel.

13

ZIPCloud

- Cloud Storage

Phony - How to Remove
ZIPScrew is a better name.

Due to certain similiarities, I believe that the top 4
are related, generated by the same slimebag.

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OTHERS I Found, Once I Looked

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EasyShopper

- Adware

Phony - How to Remove
Use Amazon, Bing or Google instead.

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Flashback

- "Flashback" Trojan

Phony - How to Remove
StabBack is a better name.

15

FlashMail

- "Crossrider" Trojan

Phony - How to Remove
SoftwareScrewer is a better name.

16

HotShoppy

- Adware

Phony - How to Remove
Use Amazon, Bing or Google instead.

17

MacDefender

- Malware

Phony - How to Remove
Fake antivirus program

18

ShopperPro

- Adware

Phony - How to Remove
Use Amazon, Bing or Google instead.

19

ShoppyTool

- Adware

Phony - How to Remove
Use Amazon, Bing or Google instead.

20

SmartShopper

- Adware

Phony - How to Remove
Use Amazon, Bing or Google instead.

21

Swissfist

- Browser Hijacker

Phony - How to Remove
Browser hijacker

22

WeBShoppers

- Adware

Phony - How to Remove
Use Amazon, Bing or Google instead.

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Advice for Mac Users

1. DON'T BE CLICK HAPPY
You have been TOO TRUSTING. Many people are jerks who want your money. And they will stoop very low to get it.

You may THINK you are downloading one file, but it may be 2 or 20.

Please realize that YOU installed these, unknowingly, by clicking on something you SHOULD NOT have clicked, which is typically "Download", or "Install".

Think of it this way. When you click on "Download Now" or "Install", you are unlocking the door, inviting them in, closing your eyes, and hoping for the best. WHY WOULD YOU DO THIS?

Only one reason. You have not been informed of the DANGERS OF CLICKING on "Trust Me" links on the Internet. If someone came to your door, and said, "Let me in, I'm nice.", would you do it?

DON'T SAY YES, if you don't ACTUALLY know them.
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2. INVESTIGATE
Be VERY cautious with ANY downloading.
NEVER download without SOME knowledge of the SOURCE.

Check it out first. Google the "thing" FIRST to see what people say about it.
How do I get rid of thing virus?
Google will tell you, if it is indeed malware or adware. Look at all 10 webpage titles on the first page of results. If you see several "accusations", run like heck.
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3. DON'T TRUST ADS
Some of the above buy ads on Bing and Google to spread their evil. I have seen them.

When Bing and Google become aware of these pieces of cr*p, the ads usually will disappear. Until they use a new name, then the cycle starts over. Ad revenue is why JUNKWARE is sometimes "not properly policed" by the search engines.
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4. RESIST "SOCIAL ENGINEERING"
They use words that suggest only POSITIVE results, such as -
Clean, cleaner, defend, fix, free, keeper, mate, protect, trust.

These words are BULLCR@P. They are designed to FOOL YOU. Believe NO ONE.
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5. INSTALL OS UPDATES PROMPTLY
We are talking MAC HERE, not PCs. Apple is GREAT at providing timely fixes for serious problems. I have seen an issue arrive, and they fixed it the NEXT day. I have never seen MS as fast.

BUT, YOU must install the latest update in a timely manner, which means ASAP.
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6. VIRUS REMOVAL
Do not try to use "Removal Instructions" provided by the SOURCE of the virus. Are you going to let them screw you TWICE? C'mon. "You screwed me, but now I trust you to fix it?"
Be gone, my nemesis. No more.

ALWAYS use removal instructions provided by SOMEONE ELSE, preferably from an Apple https site (secure). Other virus removal pages CAN be good, but you need to find out WHO they are.

You're right! It is a PITA.
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7. VIRUS CATEGORIES
"How many ways can they screw me?"
Let me count the ways.

"Junkware"

Adware
--- Pop-up ads
--- Spys on habits
--- Unclosable windows

Malware

Ransomware
--- Takes control
--- Demands payment

Spyware
--- Cookies
--- Keystroke loggers

Trojan Horse
--- Attachment
--- Backdoor
--- Drive-by download

Worm (software)
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Rogue Security Software
--- Pretends to find virus
--- Then installs a virus

Scareware
--- You MUST have this
--- Computer is infected
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DISCLAIMER:
This list is by no means exhaustive. It lists the malware found on JUST ONE computer (first 13), which rendered it a PITA to use.

This page is dedicated to the ladies at
Pi Beta Phi.
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This Vaughns Mac Virus/ Malware List
was last updated on 2017-10-27.