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There are various types of malware for computers, smartphones and tablets. The under the term Malware summarized possibilities to infiltrate a digital system, to spy on it or to use it to access data, it is important as a user not only to know and, in case of doubt, to identify it. It is best to surf the Internet safely from the outset or to use a service that takes care of protecting against dangers in the background. Here in the post you will find various tips and tricks that sometimes require knowledge and time, and sometimes work fully automatically;)
A way to protect yourself from malware (viruses, Trojans, ransomware, adware, spyware, etc.) consists of using the Internet with great care. But this includes checking each individual link before you click it. It also includes studying the terms and conditions, which probably very few people do. In addition, you would have to create a separate email address for virtually every online service, forum and social network that you register with. This is the only way to track exactly which service spam and Phishing e-mails or whether a fraudulent email was sent to the wrong address by chance.
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Anyone who cannot examine every link and is sometimes away from Google, Twitter, Sir Apfelot and Co. may need a bit of protection. A good option would be a VPN service like Surfshark. Not only does it ensure that you can move around the internet anonymously so that your data cannot be misused. Content is also pre-filtered so that you are warned of conspicuous content, fake websites and other dangers. In addition to the malware filter, Surfshark also promises to filter advertising and tracking. So you should be able to surf ad-free and without the risk of phishing. The VPN service is currently available from 1,79 euros a month. Of course, changing the IP and location is also included.
Anyone who visits this blog now and then knows that I'm not a very big friend of Antivirus software on the Mac am Even if I've already tested one or the other for this blog. I find that Apple systems are fairly secure despite the growing threat from scammers, malware programmers, and hackers. And if you are only half as careful as described above, then nothing should go wrong with normal use of the online world. But if you like to discover websites and services outside of the mainstream or have to do research for the blog, job or the like, you can install a Mac anti-malware program for security - e.g. B. Mac Internet Security.
If you not only want to protect yourself against malware in the future, but first have to get rid of the software currently on your system, there are also solutions for this. On the Apple Mac, for example, you can CleanMyMac use. The app not only serves to remove data garbage, delete web browser cache and cookies, uninstall apps or empty recycle bins - it also removes malware from your system. In addition, the repair of damage caused by the malware is offered. So if you're with one Virus, a trojan, a worm or something similar, give it a try ;)
Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He appears as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with problems of a technical nature. In his free time he drives electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with his iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions for current bugs.