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ptrwmo

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My Mac got JS/Kryptik.ALB. what is the best antivirus/anti-malware for Mac?
 
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rebel4life

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You can try sophos anti-virus for mac (free) or avira, AND for paid one: eset
 
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ahmad123

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Kaspersky Lab experts have calculated the chances of a malicious program making it onto a Mac OS X device. In August, the probability of unwanted encounters with malware was about 3%. Compared to the 21% infection risk facing Windows users, the situation with Macs seems much more relaxed. However, if you translate this into the number of potential incidents, the problem no longer seems so trivial– according to Kaspersky Security Network data, an active Internet user could find malware getting onto a Mac OS X device at least 10 times a year.

  • In the first 8 months of 2014, Kaspersky Lab recorded almost 1,000 unique attacks against Mac devices. These attacks are grouped into 25 main families
  • There is a roughly 3% chance of a Mac OS X computer becoming infected.
  • There are 1800 samples of malicious Mac OS X files in Kaspersky Lab’s collection.

Read more: http://www.kaspersky.com/about/news...ctive-Internet-user-at-least-ten-times-a-year
 
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Atlas147

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Also Mac users can risk being conduits to windows malware, even though it doesn't infect OS X.
 

MisterToto

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Malwares on Mac become more and more numerous you can't just stay here and say "I have a Mac I'm protected" now, I agree with the fact that Sophos is a good product for you=)
 

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As with Windows, there is no best antivirus or anti-malware product on the market. Mac OS X has GateKeeper, you should check that it's enabled, http://support.apple.com/kb/ht5290
  1. Regularly check for OS + security updates
  2. Ensure Java is updated with the latest version
  3. Remember to keep all other third-party Apps updated
  4. Use a secure web browser (ie. Google Chrome)
  5. Always check reviews before using any browser extensions
  6. Never download/run files from unknown sites, or suspicious emails attachments
Bottom Line: Never rely on your AV to protect your PC (Windows, Mac or Linux).

You can check files downloaded with VirusTotal, using their Uploader tool for Mac OS, https://www.virustotal.com/uk/documentation/desktop-applications/mac-osx-uploader

ESET: http://virusradar.com/en/JS_Kryptik.ALB/description
 

ptrwmo

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As with Windows, there is no best antivirus or anti-malware product on the market. Mac OS X has GateKeeper, you should check that it's enabled, http://support.apple.com/kb/ht5290
  1. Regularly check for OS + security updates
  2. Ensure Java is updated with the latest version
  3. Remember to keep all other third-party Apps updated
  4. Use a secure web browser (ie. Google Chrome)
  5. Always check reviews before using any browser extensions
  6. Never download/run files from unknown sites, or suspicious emails attachments
Bottom Line: Never rely on your AV to protect your PC (Windows, Mac or Linux).

You can check files downloaded with VirusTotal, using their Uploader tool for Mac OS, https://www.virustotal.com/uk/documentation/desktop-applications/mac-osx-uploader

ESET: http://virusradar.com/en/JS_Kryptik.ALB/description

Very helpful tips. Thanks! Avast detected a brunch of files in the Cache folder of Google Chrome.
 

Tony Cole

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Hi ptrwmo

I use to use Apple Mac for 3-4yrs and I found Kaspersky to be by far the best antivirus for Mac's. It even comes with a URL scanner so you then know if a website is harmful etc., give it a try, the UI is also well laid out and easy to understand. I have tried Intego but it was poor to say the least.

Tony :)
 
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