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6538 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Jul 26, 2007 12:36 AM by Prof.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 26, 2007 12:32 AM (in response to Alvin Ray)Hi Alvin,
up to now, there is yet a virus/trojan to be seen that really affects Macs.
Nearly 99% of all viruses/trojans are Windows based.
Although some of the phishing tricks, that are used, can also affect Macs.
But against phishing no AV-software can really help, only the user can be careful to avoid phishing.
Have a look at ClamXav http://www.clamxav.com/
It is fairly good and free.
StefaniMac 20" Core Duo 2GB X1600 256MB, MacPro 2.66 4GB X1900XT
Currently Being ModeratedJul 26, 2007 12:36 AM (in response to Alvin Ray)Hey Alvin, how are ya!
Thankfully, you don't need any additional anti virus, anti spyware, anti anything. OS X is built on a strong UNIX based foundation that doesn't require any additional protection. It sounds hard to believe but it is true; Macs just don't get spyware and viruses like PC's do. When I first got my MB I downloaded a bunch of anti spyware and anti virus programs and found them to be useless. Every week I would scan my MacBook for threats and every week I would get ZERO hits. So I decided to uninstall the programs. Your MacBook is completely safe from the "outside."
Think of all the money you are going to save by not having to purchase any anti virus/spyware programs. It's great!
Prof.White MacBook Core 2 Duo 2.16GHz 1GB RAM 120GB HD, Mac OS X (10.4.10), 30GB White iPod w/ Video Gen. 5///4GB iPod nano Product (RED)