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Macintosh is well-known for being safe, secure, and smooth-running. However, hackers and cyber spies are becoming more and more ingenuous in tapping into private networks and computers that even what once was the safest device has also been struck.
How do you tell if your MAC has been affected by Trojans specifically aimed for MAC users?
How to Respond When Infected
Here are the steps on how to go about with the Trojan after it hits your MAC: 1. Close the Scan window. 2. Open the Activity monitor. 3. Find the MacDefender or the name of the program in the list, select, and click on Quit Process. 4. Open the System Preferences, navigate to the Accounts icon, click on the Login items tab, click the name of the Trojan in the list and remove it. 5. Open the Applications folder, find the Trojan, and drag it into your trash bin. If prompted for your administrative password, key it in to remove the Trojan. 6. Empty the trash. Of course, your first line of defence will always be to remain vigilant and discriminative on what links to click, what sites to open, and what files to download. However, these guidelines and steps will help you identify and remove Trojans when it attacks your MAC.