Though it’s rare for Macs to have malware, your Mac can be infected sometimes. If your Mac suddenly becomes sluggish or sluggish in everyday use, and advertising windows often appear on your desktop, there is a new program on your Mac that you have not installed, chances are you have malware on your Mac. But you don’t have to worry about malware removal on Mac because it is much easier.
Under no circumstances should you do so if you believe that your Mac is infected: Google an app to solve your problem. It might be a fake one that will infect your Mac. If you want to remove malware on your Mac, you can follow our tips to easily remove them.
- Restart your Mac in Safe Mode. In the Apple menu, click “Restart” to reboot your Mac. Hold the Shift key until the Apple logo appears on the screen. Safe mode prevents malware from starting automatically.
Note: When you are in safe mode, the graphics become blurred, the animations appear to be ripping, and your computer is running much slower than normal.
- In the Apple menu, tap “About This Mac”. A dialog will appear on your screen.
- Tap “Software Update”. Then, you will be taken to the Software Update screen. Have your Mac check for updates and select “Update Now.”
- Restart your computer when prompted. Select “Restart Now” to complete the installation of the updates to patch the vulnerabilities exploited by the installed malware.
- When prompted, choose to move programs to the trash. Malicious programs will be moved to the trash by your Mac.
- If you find malware yourself, uninstall it by dragging it to the trash.
- Select Empty Trash after you have moved all the malicious programs to the Trash. The malicious application will be permanently removed.
You can also use a VPN service to protect you from malware infection.