7 Replies Latest reply: May 19, 2012 10:01 AM by OGELTHORPE
tvprogirl Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I am a PC user and this is my first Mac for my business. Do I have to have a cleaner for it since it has an intel chip?


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)
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    wjosten Level 10 Level 10 (93,285 points)

    No. OS X takes care of itself.

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    Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (41,525 points)

    No. Most of the "cleaner" and anti-virus programs do more harm then good. So avoid them.

     

    If you really feel you need something to check for virus, I recommend ClamXav.

     

    Allan

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    tvprogirl Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I got a pop up while on the internet stating I needed to clean my system so I purchased it but couldnt download it the the tech support for the product was non existent so I cancelled it. But I wanted to make sure I didnt need anything like that. Thanks.

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    wjosten Level 10 Level 10 (93,285 points)

    Ignore every popup you ever get about stuff like that. All you'll do is screw your system up.

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    tvprogirl Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    ok

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    Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (41,525 points)

    If you ever get tempted to purchase an application that say it is going to fix all of your problems for you, please come here first and ask. Someone here will give the straight word on them.

     

    Allan

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    OGELTHORPE Level 7 Level 7 (25,775 points)

    Allan Eckert, greetings: 95%+ times your correct, but there are a few shilsl appearing from time to time that mislead the unwary.  Advice to the OP, wait until you get more than one response.

     

    Ciao.