MikeWest502 wrote:Just because you're not familiar with ISP tactics or never heard of anything close is because you've never worked for an ISP provider or have 27 years of Information Technology, network engineering or Cyber Security awareness like I have. I wouldn't make a claim if I didn't have first-hand knowledge! You crack me up Revanfan, seriously!
So which specific ISP was doing it?
ISPs can't install anything on your computer without consent. Every virus and piece of malware that goes on your PC needs the user's consent. The consent is given through deceptive means, trying to trick people into thinking they have viruses that need to be removed by a Microsoft tech with a Pakistani accent that has to be called on a 1-800 line. The more benign malware that simply tracks computer usage is bundled into other software, but it's all something you have to personally approve of.
Have you ever tried installing an antivirus program on a Mac? It's honestly not worth it; Mac's these days are so locked down that you're going to have approve just about every single action that antivirus programs provide. Which defeats the point of needing antivirus programs on a Mac in the first place. It takes so many permission requests to make a legitimate program work, you're going to have to go through the same permission requests for malware too.
I have installed MacOS on many Mac computers, new and old. Not a single one has asked for permission to install a tracker for an ISP or to install a program that I didn't specifically choose to install myself.