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Demystifying 5 Myths About Mac Security

April 26, 2017

Macs have become a popular choice among computer users for many reasons. In addition to high-quality hardware, Macs also have an exceptionally stable operating system. What most Mac users, however, do not know, is that their computer is not completely immune to security attacks, and they need a robust Mac security app as much as Windows PC users. In fact, an increasing number of Mac users have been reporting slow system performance and data loss due to cyber attacks. The reason are the myths surrounding Mac security, due to which Mac users think that their system is immune to online and offline threats.

In this blog post, we will bust five such myths related to Mac security.

1. “Macs aren’t affected by malware”

The common notion is that Macs don’t need an Antivirus security app, which is simply untrue. Although Macs have a number of built-in security features, they are still vulnerable to malware attacks, mandating the users to install a comprehensive antimalware solution such as iDoctor. iDoctor is an all-in-one Mac maintenance tool that can not only safeguard your computer against offline and online threats, but also optimize its performance.

2. “Very few hackers target Mac users”

Let the facts speak. Last year, Ke Ranger, a ransomware that targeted Mac users, infected more than 7,000 systems. Back in 2014, there were 3.7 million attempts to hack OS X. Moreover, reports show that Mac users, on an average, encounter 9 security threats every year. Several other incidents, such as the 2015 Xcode Ghost attack that infected hundreds of Mac systems, prove that a significant number of hackers have been targeting Mac users.

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3. “Mac’s built-in security app keeps all risks at bay”

Although Mac has a built-in anti malware software called X Protectant, it may not be enough to protect your system. The software has basic features that help identify malicious apps and other software that can corrupt your Mac and hurt its performance. To prevent more advanced malware, you need a pro-grade antimalware solution such as iDoctor, which can detect hidden malicious apps and files and quarantine them before any damage is done.

4. “App Store files cannot infect Mac”

Though it’s commonly known that downloading any apps from third parties can infect Mac, what you may not know is that hackers have also been successful in slipping malicious apps into the App Store. That said, even if you have configured your Mac’s general settings to allow application downloads only from the App Store, you still need an antimalware solution to protect your system from virus and malware attacks.

5. “Mac OS X is safer than Windows”

It’s not a secret that hackers, over the years, have become more inclined on targeting Windows users rather than Mac users, simply because the number of people who use Windows-based computers has been much higher than Mac users. This doesn’t prove that OS X is safer than Windows. Moreover, as the number of Mac users is also rapidly increasing, more hackers are developing malicious software to target the users on the other side of the fence.


The increasing popularity of Macs has been tempting more hackers to target Mac users. As a Mac user, therefore, you need to take all possible steps to raise your guards against all possible threats. The easiest and the most effective way to safeguard yourself against online and offline threats is to install a robust Mac security app, such as iDoctor. iDoctor, with its antimalware and Mac optimization features, is the only software you will ever need to keep your Mac glitch-free. So, download iDoctor and say goodbye to your Mac security worries. If you need more information about the product, fill out our contact form, and we will get back to you shortly.

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