So, how do you get a virus on an Apple product? Most viruses on Macs come from one of these sources:

Phishing attempts

In our experience, most Mac viruses come from phishing attempts where attackers send you an email with a malicious link or file. Attackers may trick you into downloading an infected program, app, or plugin online.


Another of the biggest cyberattack risks Mac users face is ransomware.


7% percent of Statista survey respondents reported seeing Mac operating systems as ransomware targets. That’s still way better than Windows (at 91%), but it’s not zero.

Banker trojans

Banker trojans on your Mac may redirect your attempts to log in to your bank to fake sites. These trojans steal your login details and other info from your computer as well as make unauthorized bank transactions.

Here are signs of viruses on a Mac
  • Your internet browser looks different.
  • Your internet or computer is slower.
  • You’re seeing more ads or pop-ups when browsing the web.
  • You find software or apps you didn’t install

If you’ve noticed any of these problems on your Mac, congratulations! You may be infected!


So, how do you prevent cyber attacks on your Mac in the first place? 

Final Thoughts on Keeping Your Mac Free from Cyber Attacks

New cyber threats are emerging daily for Macs, and we’ve only touched on a few of the risks and actions you can take to minimize your risks.


Amoeba can provide you with a security review to help you understand all the risks that your Macs may be facing. Even further, our team can provide you with remote security monitoring and management services to ensure viruses and malware stay at bay. 


Contact us today for more information.


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