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February 25, 2020 2 min read

Apple Macs Are Now Twice As Likely To Get Infected By Adware Than PCs

When you think “Apple”, the words “safe” and “secure” are two of the words that pop up in your mind, right? 🤔

Up until now, Apple has proved itself to be a master at cyber security protection. In fact, that in itself is one of the reasons many people choose to purchase a Mac over a PC. 

However, what most people don’t know is that that’s changed quite a bit over the last year…

According to Forbes, “Research has revealed that there has been a more than a 400% increase in Mac security threats for both businesses and consumers over the past year. According to the report released, in 2019 the detections of adware was at 11.0, as compared to 4.8 in 2018, nearly double the threats detected on PCs last year. Apple has not been able to contain Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) and adware in the same way that they have been able to catch malware, which has made it simpler for cybercriminals to go after Macs. Although the adware and PUP threats are not as detrimental as malware, the rise in this issue is becoming a cause of nuisance and concern for Mac users. 🆘

Once upon a time it was Microsoft that was far and away the number one target for malware. But that’s changed a lot over the years. The takeaway is that securing your network and individual devices is no less important regardless of whether you have a Windows or macOS environment.”

If your Mac seems to be under attack from cyber threats, contact us as soon as possible to prevent any further damage! 👍

Help is just a phone call or an email away. If your computer has been infected with a virus, we’ll send a technician to your home or office to get you back up and running in no time. We can answer any security-related questions you might have, and teach you how to prevent another attack in the future.