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AdStealer Trojan

Posted: March 5, 2021

The AdStealer Trojan is a potentially harmful piece of malware compatible with macOS computers and iOS devices. Over the past few years, cybercriminals have been paying more attention to Apple users, and the number of malware or intrusive software compatible with macOS or iOS has increased greatly. If you are an Apple user, you should look into 3rd-party security software, which can further protect your device from evil-minded users that use implants like the AdStealer Trojan.

Threats like the AdStealer Trojan are a major issue, since their presence on the device may be undetected for a long time unless you use specialized security tools. The purpose of the AdStealer Trojan is to operate in the background, and silently modify your device's behavior so that you will end up seeing ads in all kinds of places:

  • Desktop or laptop users may see advertisements as desktop notifications, browser pop-ups, browser redirects, and even on legitimate sites.
  • Mobile users might be at risk of AdStealer Trojan hijacking their notifications, browser settings, and even the 'Calendar' application to display links and advertisements.

Needless to say, the content that AdStealer Trojan will promote through its advertisements is not legitimate, and you should never follow any of the links it shows. If your Apple device is showing an extraordinary number of ads, then you should certainly check if this behavior is not caused by unwanted software like the AdStealer Trojan. The best way to do this is to run a full system scan using a reputable anti-virus tool.

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