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How to Stop Malware and Viruses on your Mac


yes you read that name accurately malware for max has been on the rise according to a study conducted by atlas vpn presenting malware growing absolutely exploding last year over 10 times higher than the prior year so in this video i’m gonna explain exactly what malware is i’m gonna explain the issues that it can cause and then i’m gonna talk about if you should actually be worried and what is necessary eventually do about it according to this chart cyber delinquents have apparently created an average rate of 1847 malware threats every day in 2020 mostly the most we’ve ever seen on mac os so if you don’t know what malware is let me explain malware basically stands for malevolent software and malevolent is defined as something intending to do suffering so basically malware is any piece of software which is intentionally designed to harm damage or steal data from a computer now one of the large-hearted issues with malware is that once it infects a computer it begins to spread and cause even more damage which can lead

to your computer actually starting to slow down or even losing some of your data way back in the day when i used to build and use windows pcs i strove with this issue quite often with malware slow-going the part pc down giving you random pop-ups of material you shouldn’t be seeing and even worse locking the entire pc up and trying to get you to pay money for some fake antivirus software forcing you to completely wipe and reinstall windows to finally get it sterilized it obviously wasn’t a fun ordeal but with that said should you be worried about malware on your mac well the same study i talked about earlier also experimented openings computers and the difference is appalling as you can see last year there were over 90 million new spaces malware weaves composed which is over 135 terms the amount that were created last year for the mac even though it was the highest year basically ever for apple and just looking at the windows chart in general you can see that apple has always been much more secure so let me explain why apple has always had a huge focus on security and privacy so let’s start with that apple products are very unique in the industry because they continue to get software updates for countless many years like for example you can still download the most recent ios 14 software update for the iphone 6s who is currently over 5 years old and on the mac you can download big-hearted sur on macs going all the way back to 2013 and procreating it even better they continue to give you protection updated information about macs that are even older than that for example they just exhausted brand-new protection informs for the old mac os catalina and mojave application copies and on top of that mac os itself is just a whole lot more secure most changes to the lays and safety alternatives on your mac

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require you to enter your password or authenticate to even get access to those fixeds mostly fixing it extremely hard for any form of malware to get into your mac and start varying lays or deleting documents on windows you don’t have that so many people had issues such as viruses literally taking over control of their computers apple also has security in place for third-party apps downloaded off of the internet where you have to go into the prepares and manually open the privacy section to even open the app which is something that windows doesn’t time apple’s recent macs likewise have built-in encryption which encrypts the drive and obstructs your data secure so going back to the chart there’s a reason why there’s such a huge difference between the amount of malware on mac os versus windows since apple has always been so secure it was never worth it to shape malware for the mac because you could end up spending a bunch of duration writing the malware system and never get anywhere instead if those malware makes focused on windows the return on investment would be much far higher so that’s exactly what happened it seems like the only reason we’re hear a big spike within the last year is because malware makes can now purchase ready-made malware code and simply adjust it to their needs instead of starting from scratch but the good news is that apple has recently been shaping big promotions in security and privacy and they’re not check anytime soon a couple of years back apple informed safari with a brand-new feature called rational tracking avoidance which basically stops advertisers from use cookies to move you across the web and apparently it’s been doing an absolutely excellent job at protecting your privacy like justification an ad firm to lose as much as 25 billion dollars in announce revenue and more recently apple’s lent a small little icon on your iphone that demo when an app is accessing your microphone or your camera and many apps have already been caught snooping in on customers privacy in the background and now apple is forcing developers to add a brand-new app data privacy label on every single app on the app accumulation forcing them to disclose exactly what they’re tracking on your telephone which improves determine iphones even more secure leading even deeper apple recently supplemented a new pop-up when an advertiser or app wants to track you across the web which mostly started a struggle between apple and facebook and long story short

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apple is acquiring and facebook is starting to give in so this demo just how serious apple has been recently in terms of security and privacy but now i want to focus a bit more on the mac going back to that plot you’ll notice that the amount of brand-new malware being developed in 2021 has thrown enormously exclusively around 2500 so far this year this basically shows that the huge numbers last year were probably an anomaly and i personally are of the view that the malware developers are leaving for one specific conclude so let’s get right into that as most of you know apple is going to transition all of their macs over to their own apple silicon chips and if you didn’t previously know what that is apple is basically taking an iphone chip suping it up and then putting it into a mac so the new m1 max literally have very powerful custom iphone chips inside of them and as we know iphones are incredibly secure being very very difficult to hack into in fact they’re so secure that the fbi often has issues breaking into iphones when doing investigations and apple refuses to help them because of their dedication to the privacy of their customers starting as far as to deny the fbi going further the app storage is also genuinely fasten since it has very strict guidelines for app development compared to the android supermarket which will basically accepted any app out there and in a recent certificate likenes done by nordvpn the iphone 1 and mostly all categories being much more secure and all of that incredible insurance from the iphone is now moving over to the mac with the brand-new apple microprocessor chip the major benefit to this is that apple now has full hold over the software the chip and the mac hardware all at the same time forming it more secure than ever before in the past max had a ton of security shortcomings due to the intel microchips like meltdown spectre zombie laden and so much better and now that apple has finally ditched intel they never have to worry about that ever again and on top of that the new m1 max now come with built-in system integrity and data protection features and apple is just getting started so mostly the brand-new transition to apple silicon chips is the best thing to happen to apple security in a very long time which is going to make it even harder for malware to succeed and that’s why i think the malware amounts put so quickly going into 2021.

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So with that said if you currently own an m1 mac or you’re planning on buying one soon or maybe one of the future m1x examples don’t worry about this whole malware thing at all now if you have an intel-based mac honestly “youre supposed to” shouldn’t worry about it either we’ve been using them at the position and at home for the past seven years and literally have never suffered any problems with malware or viruses being such a small problem that i’ve personally forgotten about malware ever since i switched to a mac but if for some reason you’re still worried about it there are some antivirus apps out there like clean my mac x which i think is one of the best apps out there for taking care of your mac and no they’re not patronize this video their app is just really clean and easy to use but to be completely honest i don’t think that you’re gonna need it because mac os has always been very secure and it’s about to get even better formerly this apple silicon transition is complete so finally to answer the original question no you should not be worried about your mac coming malware so hopefully you learned something new from this video and if you did go ahead and sounds the clique above to subscribe for more videos like this one unquestionably check out one of those two videos right over there thanks and we’ll see you in the next one

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