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Apple removed today the #1 selling anti-malware app called Adware Doctor from the Mac App Store because it was gathering browsing history and other sensitive information without a user’s permission and then uploading it to someone in China.
Adware Doctor is promoted as an anti-malware and adware protection program that claims to be able to protect your Mac from malicious files and browser from adware. This program was the #1 paid utility in the Mac App Store with a 4.8 star rating and over 7,000 reviews.
Adware Doctor Mac Store Page
While it may have had the ability to remove infections on your Mac, it was also discovered to be quietly uploading a user’s personal data without their permission to a remote site.
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