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Scams and Security Concerns Bite Deep

We seem to be in a plague of scammers at present. Every week I come across yet another person who let their guard down and got scammed.   Generally it is one of three things: a pop-up on the computer telling you that your computer has problems that must be addressed immediately, or a phone call on the landline saying …

Mr Mac Update November/December 16

  Hello There Macintosh User!If you are getting this email you have sometime been a client of mine — Thank you for your past custom! Like the Mr Mac Facebook page for regular updates:https://www.facebook.com/mrmacbyronbay Website/blog: http://www.mrmacintosh.com.au   1. OH NO NOT CHRISTMAS AGAIN!:Regular recipients of this intermittent update will know that this time of year I make a heartfelt plea: BACKUP YOUR COMPUTER! …

Mr Mac Update September 16

  Hello There Macintosh User!If you are getting this email you have sometime been a client of mine — Thank you for your past custom! Like the Mr Mac Facebook page for regular updates:https://www.facebook.com/mrmacbyronbay Website/blog: http://www.mrmacintosh.com.au   1. mac OS Sierra IS HERE: They seem to come along pretty often these operating system updates. The latest is available for free from the App …

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Get Rid of Adware With Free Malwarebytes

Although we still don’t have viruses on the Mac platform there are other nasties which can be acquired by simply clicking on the wrong website!Fortunately there is good free anti-malware software called Malwarebytes which locates and cleans your computer. Run it then install a free antivirus checker called Avast. This page explains how:http://www.mrmacintosh.com.au/how-to/50-using-applications/103-clam-xav-virus-checker.html Go to https://www.malwarebytes.com/mac/ and download and drag the app into …