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Our everyday activities can cause appearing of different malware on our Macs. You can mistakenly install it instead of any other program due to the fraud actions of the third parties. Following the results of the ransomware strike, it is clear that there are all reasons to get rid of all malware on your Mac. For sure, you do not need to panic, since most of the users are caught by tricks of frauds and often upload or install malware. But if you notice system slowdown or any other unusual behavior, it is time to act.
We do not advice doubtful programs, which promise to clean your Mac from viruses in a minute and require money for this. Actually, many of these programs appear to be junk and instead of cleaning only will add trash to your computer. Thus, if you face some issues with your Mac your plan of actions is the following:
1. Upgrade Your Software
It is one of the first things to be checked in case of different errors. Your computer can work slowly or improperly due to an outdated version of the software instead of malware or viruses. In the Apple menu, navigate to the Apple Store. Further, you need to opt for the Updated tab and install updates, if there are any.
This step can be automated for all users of macOS High Sierra. For this one, you should navigate to Preferences from the Apple menu and enable Automatic check for updates. After doing this you can be sure that your software is up-to-date. Do not worry if you are not sure that you need overall updates. There is an option to select updates for Mac, for apps or install security updates or system data files.
2. Check the Disk
If the software updates are installed but the system still is not easy going, you need to validate the situation with the disk. Perhaps, it is time to clean your Mac hard drive or maybe it faces some other errors. Reboot your computer and within this operation press and hold the Command-R button.
After this, the Internet Recovery Partition will appear where you need to select Disk Utility. Here you need to select the First Aid and run it. This verification will show what is wrong with your disk and what should be fixed.
3. Partition of Your Disk
Another great opportunity to empower your Mac for better work is to partition your disk in order to separate service programs and make your work smoother. To create a new partition one should navigate to Finder and select A New Partition. Find the Utility folder and open the Disk Utility.
In the appeared window select your hard drive (it should be first on the list). Navigate to the Partition tab and click the Plus button.
Select the size of the new partition and give the name for this and apply performed changes. After this, it is required to reinstall macOS. Do it from the Internet Recovery menu and choose a new hard drive to which the macOS should be installed.
Further, manage your data and locate it where required. For this do the following:
- Launch the Finder menu.
- Find your Macintosh HD.
- Copy required files.
It is strongly recommended not to copy apps from disk, but to newly download them from their original source. Besides, sometimes it makes sense not to delete old partition for at least for a couple of months in case something important was left there.