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Wed Sep 9, 2020, 08:52 AM

need an antivirus for my mac's and iPads........any good ones available??

my mail is being hacked......lots of spam mail. Not sure what to do......thanks.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 09:13 AM

1. I'm sure there are lots of suggestions...and I have 3 Macs...

...I use MacScan (https://www.securemac.com) and Malwarebytes.

I'm not sure anything is perfect. MacScan is a subscription, and there is a free version of Malwarebytes.

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Response to Sancho (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 09:44 AM

4. Thanks......

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 09:21 AM

2. Can't remember when I've used anything but MalWareBytes -- it does the job, and it's free.

Of course, you can upgrade to the full version if you want, and you might want that if your problems are coming in the mail.

https://www.malwarebytes.com/mac/

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Response to eppur_se_muova (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 09:45 AM

5. Thank you..

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 09:33 AM

3. Anti-malware is one step, but I suggest get a new email address.

Regarding mail:

1. if your email is iCloud, call Applecare immediately
2. if your email is not iCloud, then I suggest iCloud.
3. Ask someone to set up alias (extra email address) in iCloud for email subscriptions.
4. Use your main email only for important stuff.
5. I suggest an email alias for friends and family.

So, consult a skilled Mac user in your family or local store. Get a written plan.

Regarding software to protect against hacks, my information is out of date. Therefore , I defer to others.

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Response to Tetrachloride (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 09:47 AM

6. Damn, I don't know how to or know of anyone who could help with this.......Thanks,

now I'm terribly nervous about my Mac and two iPads. I'll call my e-mail provider and see if they can help me. Thanks for this info.

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Response to a kennedy (Reply #6)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 10:33 AM

8. I use Avast

I know it's panned by some computer users, but it covers our entire network. both tvs, 2 computers, and both iPhones. I run a scan fairly often to make sure we are secure. It does cost because we have more than 5 devices. I also have Malwarebytes but it may be redundant.

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Response to a kennedy (Reply #6)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 12:24 PM

11. what city are u in. I will try to find a person for u.

Your email provider might not be as thorough as I prefer.

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Response to Tetrachloride (Reply #11)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 12:39 PM

12. La Crosse, WI, and I see you're from Madison, I was born and raised in Mad Town.

La Crosse is actually across the River from me, I'm actually in Dakota, MN, small town, so La Crosse would be the biggest city.

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Response to a kennedy (Reply #12)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 12:48 PM

13. You want Graphite AS. call the east side store, not University Avenue

or email them.

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Response to Tetrachloride (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 12:14 PM

10. Did find out I can get a new e-mail account.......won't be in the cloud. Just our local provider.

Just hate the idea of changing it and letting everyone know the new one. Pain in the arse. Ugh......

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 10:17 AM

7. Getting spam does not mean your account is hacked

N/T

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Response to SCantiGOP (Reply #7)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 12:05 PM

9. Right

I get it everywhere. As long as you don't open anything, you're safe. My apple email account does a better job of resisting than gmail does, but it still comes through. "Date Russian Women" etc.

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