How do you know if your mac has a virus?

Mac viruses are quite rare in comparison to Windows and so you may think you’re immune to ‘catching’ one. That’s not the case. There are a few ways in which you can tell if your Mac has been subject to a virus.

Unexpected pop-ups and advertisements – Adware is becoming more and more popular on Macs, so if you’re seeing ads in places where they didn’t used to show up, the chances are you’ve been infected by Adware.  Especially if pop-ups are appearing without opening your internet browser.

So a good mac antivirus is required.

Your Mac is running slowly – Usually this is a tell tale sign that your Mac has some sort of virus, whether it’s malware, spyware or adware.  Malware is the most dangerous but on a Mac the chance of getting infected by this type of virus is slim.

Run a malware scan – To be sure, we recommend downloading and installing an anti-virus suite, this is the only sure way to check for any viruses. But not only do they check for viruses and system errors, they should also clean and remove any dangerous software.

If you suspect your Mac has been infected or you want to prevent virus infections we suggest getting Total AV today.