Friday, May 26, 2006

Ways to avoid a Mac disaster

"Programs" they are applications that you use on a daily basis in order to do your job, however there are other programs called malware or spyware that find their way inside your Macs and can slow down the performance of your Macs. Macworld has taken the time as they have pointed out 12 ways on how to track down hidden Mac Malware.

If you are a Mac owner you might want to read this -

  • Check Login and Startup Items: It’s easy to check your Login Items. Go to the Accounts system preferences panel and click the Login Items tab to see what’s listed.
  • Activate Activity Monitor: Activity Monitor (/Applications/Utilities) lets you keep an eye on all of the processes running on your Mac, from the applications you’ve launched, to the OS services running behind the scenes, to the underlying Unix mechanisms that make it all work.
  • Use Feature-rich Firewall Software: Firewall software can also make you aware of unknown software running on your Mac that’s trying to make network connections.
  • Encrypt Your Files: If you keep sensitive files on your laptop, make sure to use FileVault, turn off auto-login, protect your Keychain.

There are 8 other ways, do get the complete Mac down -

Tips for avoiding a Mac disaster


Anonymous Napfisk said...

It's been a while since I was so lucky to be on a Mac, but that screenshot? It looks scarily like some WindowBlinds skin. Any particular reason for that?

May 26, 2006 12:43 PM  

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