Avoid Downloading Pirated Apps
Likewise, you might want to refrain from downloading paid apps for free. One of the most common reasons for Mac to get infected is pirated software. There are many cracked apps that can work on your Mac for free instead of paying a fee, usually available on fishy websites. Most of the time, though, people have added some sort of malware into the cracked app that will start to work in the background as soon as you install it on your Mac. Once it’s in your computer, the malicious software can do anything from damaging your computer to opening a “back door” for other malware be installed in your Mac and even try to steal your information. The worst part is that this could happen without you even knowing about it.