Mac adware removal tool
Posted on 15 May 2014.
Bitdefender has released the Bitdefender Adware Removal Tool to remove adware such as Genieo that can alter users’ search results, inject ads and monitor visited web sites.


The new removal tool for Macs quickly scans a user’s system for adware and its elements and if detected asks for permission to remove it. It then eradicates all traces of the software and resets browser settings that were changed by the adware, eliminating unwanted ads and modified default search results.

“Several Mac users have complained about nuisance toolbar issues,” states Catalin Cosoi, Chief Security Strategist at Bitdefender. “Our Adware Removal tool is designed to address those issues simply and efficiently. Even if the toolbars don’t pose an immediate danger to a user’s system or data, they can be an endless source of aggravation.”

Although adware-heavy software doesn’t technically constitute malware, it can often spread by means such as fake application installers and codecs. The removal tool so far recognizes and removes only Genieo; although Genieo comes with an uninstaller, users have regularly reported that it doesn’t work or it leaves active software behind.





Spotlight

Operation Pawn Storm: Varied targets and attack vectors, next-level spear-phishing tactics

Posted on 23 October 2014.  |  Targets of the spear phishing emails included staff at the Ministry of Defense in France, in the Vatican Embassy in Iraq, military officials from a number of countries, and more.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  

DON'T
MISS

Fri, Oct 24th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2014 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //