Connection Speeds, Slow Macs, DNS, and More – Mac Geek Gab Podcast 747

· John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Connection Speeds, Slow Macs, DNS, and More – Mac Geek Gab Podcast 747

How fast is your connection? How much of that speed matters? How fast is your Mac? Why isn’t it faster? What devices can you see on your network? Why can’t you connect to all of them? This is what Mac Geek Gab is about. Posing questions, getting answers, and learning at least 5 new things. Learn your 5 now by pressing play!

Cryptocurrency Malware Found in Adobe Flash

· Andrew Orr · News

Cryptocurrency malware has been found in Adobe Flash updates by researchers from Palo Alto Networks. It’s a Monero mining bot.

How to Reset Google Chrome Back to Its Defaults

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

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Google Chrome has a nifty way to reset a lot of its options to their defaults, from what your startup page is to your enabled extensions. This is incredibly helpful if you’ve managed to get some adware installed within that browser! We’ve got the cleanup details in today’s Quick Tip.

Here's Why You Don't Need an iOS Antivirus App

· Andrew Orr · News

Kaspersky Labs wrote an informative blog post on why you don’t need an iOS antivirus app. In short, apps can’t access other apps’ data.

macOS: How to See Where a Download Came From

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

So you’ve downloaded files to your Mac. What’s an easy way to see where they came from if you forget? Or how can you tell where your dad got that pirated copy of Microsoft Office? In today’s Quick Tip, we’ll tell you how to see that info…and maybe help you call out your dad’s terrible computing habits.

CCleaner Malware Found In Version 5.3 of Software

· Andrew Orr · News

If you have used the infected software, delete the software immediately and run an antivirus scan. To be completely safe you can also do a restore of your computer.

Real-time Malware Scanners for Your Mac

· Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun · Cool Stuff Found

Malware is a real threat for many platforms, even Macs. Up until recently, malware scanners had to be launched manually to search for this software that could screw up your Mac, and perhaps compromise sensitive information. In this Mac Geek Gab Highlight, John F. Braun and Dave Hamilton discuss new real-time scanning options, including the new Malwarebytes 3, its current memory leak issues, Drive Genius 5, and ClamXAV 2.