Yahoo have admitted that 1.3 million internet accounts have been hacked
Here is what I've been recommending recently...
There has been a scourge of adware lately. Adware isn't at all malicious or dangerous, but it is very annoying. To deal with adware, download and run this free product occasionally (it's not interactive, you have to run it manually):
will check for, and remove if necessary, all known adware. Don't be taken in by their advertising; this is not a solution for dealing with malware.
Now, I know that some Mac users are really worried about malware, despite what others tell them. I also know that they want something to deal with malware that is free. So, if, at any time, you are concerned that you might be infected with a virus (and I can tell you that you more than likely will *never* be infected with a virus, at least not a Macintosh virus), download this free product and do a scan:
Avira for Mac (free)
is a competent free anti-virus program. And at least it doesn't install malware of its own, like Avast does.
Whether or not Avira finds anything, after running it and having it fix anything if necessary, **UNINSTALL IT**. It is not good to have anti-virus software continually installed and running on your Macintosh. Anti-virus software can, and usually does, cause some really nasty problems of its own. Here are instructions on how to uninstall Avira:
How often do you need to run Avira? I'd say never. However, I know that some users get paranoid, and they have to prove to themselves that whatever problem they are experiencing isn't due to a virus. So, there you go, Avira is a free product that will allow you to prove to yourself that you don't have a virus on your Mac. (Don't be misled by self-serving reports from anti-virus software that something that it finds is dangerous. You may have one or more viruses that arrived attached to e-mail messages. But they are Windows viruses that can't run and are completely benign on a Macintosh.)
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