July 6, 2016 at 5:20 pm #4951
There is a new Mac malware spreading faster to mac computers globally with advanced capabilities. Once it infects a mac, it will allow the hacker to take control of your entire mac computer. We will see what it can do after infection in little bit detail, and how to protect your mac from Backdoor.Mac.Elanor malware.
The Hacker can access and steal your data, can lock you out of your computer by changing the password, can access the camera without user knowledge, download any apps in the background and demand ransom for unlocking your mac computer.
We recently come across a mac ransomware that spread via popular Torrent client software TransmissionBT. It was addressed swiftly by the developer and Apple has also updated its GateKeeper security system to fight against such Ransomware by releasing an update within a week.
The current malware problem also points to third party apps and website that spreads this malware to mac users. Macupdate is a popular third party mac apps provider and recently some hacker uploaded a modified version of a file converter application which is downloaded by thousands of users already. It is a fake file converter app which fails to do the specified task, but the moment you download and install the app in your Mac OS running iMac or Macbook, it starts to let the hacker know about your computer details and online status for further take over.
Macupdate has been notified about this mac malware problem.
How to Protect your Mac from Backdoor.Mac.Elanor Malware?
Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac is one of the best antivirus software available. You may download and install it to scan your computer for detecting the Backdoor.Mac.Elanor malware presence, if you have recently installed any file converter app from Macupdate.
- Bitdefender Total Security Multi-Device 2015 Quick Review
- Best and Free Mac OS Antivirus Softwares for Security
The best prevention method is always downloading and installing apps signed by Apple Developer ID and from Mac App Store. Allowing third party apps should be very much limited to keep your mac safe and secure.
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