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© Wallace Wang 2016

Wallace Wang, Mac OS X for Absolute Beginners, 10.1007/978-1-4842-1913-3_27

27. Protecting a Mac from Malware

Wallace Wang

(1)San Diego, California, USA

Malware is a category of software known as malicious software or viruses. Most malware can only attack specific operating systems. Since Windows PCs were once the dominant computers in the world, most malware targets Microsoft Windows.

With the growing popularity of the Mac, more and more malware now targets OS X. No matter what type of computer you use, it is always possible to become infected with malware.

There are two ways to guard against malware. The most common way is to rely on technological solutions such as antivirus software. Unfortunately, technological solutions can ...

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