1. lucjone's Avatar
    I am a newbie with Macbook and Apple products as a whole. So kindly forgive me if what I ask is very basic. A few months back, I got my own MacBook Pro as a gift. (An expensive gift, I know). Getting a Macbook was like a dream for me and I was kind of saving for it. I loved it on the first sight. I will share the specifications of the Macbook before telling my concern.
    Core i7
    16GB DDR3
    512 GB SSD
    Sierra OS
    Used browsers: Safari and Chrome
    I hope that's enough details.
    My main concern is that a lot of ads are popping up while browsing on any of the browsers I have mentioned. Some sites used to have ads before, but I feel now it's too much. Also, I am getting a feeling that the MacBook got a little slower than before. I may be wrong and it may be usual performance difference after a couple of months usage, but I keep getting the feeling that it's something unusual.
    I saw a video about malware and ransome attacks, and I hate that happening to me. I thought Mac is safer than Windows and haven't installed any Anti-Virus software. I am guessing I am wrong is thinking about purchasing a year subscription of Kaspersky Internet Security for Mac. Do you think installing and performing a complete scan will help me remove if any malware is present in my mac? If not, what else should I do to be safe? Any advice will be really helpful. Thanks!
    Last edited by eyecrispy; 06-28-2017 at 06:40 AM.
    06-28-2017 12:37 AM
  2. pkcable's Avatar
    You might need a program like Cleanmymac 3, to help you do maintenance on your laptop....


    Some others options are mentioned here....

    06-28-2017 09:46 AM
  3. Quis89's Avatar
    I'd download MalwareBytes. They offer a free product that will scan your computer and clean any detected malware. Then I'd restore the web browser. Clear cache, history and any extensions.
    pkcable likes this.
    06-28-2017 10:44 AM

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