Hurrah for Malwarebytes!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Christoffee, Apr 12, 2016.

  1. Christoffee macrumors regular

    Christoffee

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    Just a little story. Picked up a nasty bit of Mackeeper adware. A quick but of reading pointed me to Malwarebytes and I was fixed in, literally, 30 seconds. Absolutely fabulous.

    My Mac is 5 years old and I've never done a clean instal and never a malware scan. I had 6 bits! It's possible I picked them all up at the same time, wherever I picked up the Mackeeper one, but maybe not. Maybe they've been there for years. Needless to say, Safari is much snappier!
     
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    Yes, Malwarebytes is nice ... and MacKeeper is the devil. You should use an ad blocker such as uBlock if you aren't already: https://www.ublock.org
     
  3. Christoffee thread starter macrumors regular

    Christoffee

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    I've often thought about adblockers, but I've always sympathised with what sites say about funding.

    Do adblockers make you safer, or just better and faster?
     
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    Safer. There are extra filters within the preferences that block malware.
     

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