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  • Deborah Terreson Level 4 (1,000 points)

    The issue is that many people automatically forward mass mailings that can contain worms/trojan/viruses - whatever -  in the attached files. I experienced such a thing many years ago, when I accidentally forwarded the klez worm, nested in an attachment, to a friend.

     

    Whoops.

     

    It didn't do me any harm but oh brother, my friend was not happy.

     

    And yeah, watch out for the trolls..

     

    Deb.

  • b j t Level 4 (3,670 points)

    Deborah Terreson wrote:

     

    The issue is that many people automatically forward mass mailings that can contain worms/trojan/viruses - whatever -  in the attached files. I experienced such a thing many years ago, when I accidentally forwarded the klez worm, nested in an attachment, to a friend.

     

    Whoops.

     

    It didn't do me any harm but oh brother, my friend was not happy.

     

    I have already answered why I asked this question in my answer to a previous post:

     

    The reason I asked the question "Why would I need protection against Windows viruses on a mac ?"

    is because of the statement Electricidad made that said:

    Everyone requires protection against windows viruses to prevent being host to them and enabling their spread.

    Which this statement is confusing as a mac computer ( at the moment ) can't get viruses..

     

    And yeah, watch out for the trolls..

    I do try and watch out for trolls as much as I can..

    Some just seem to manage to slip through the cracks..

  • diana252 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks everyone for all the good information.

  • BitterCreek Level 1 (100 points)

    You're welcome.

  • purplelov Level 1 (0 points)

    bitfinder is pretty good

     

    but the entire system is pretty slow

  • MadMacs0 Level 5 (4,722 points)

    purplelov wrote:

     

    bitfinder is pretty good

    Middle of the road, actually: Mac anti-virus testing 2014. There are much better ones available.

  • Grant Bennet-Alder Level 9 (56,679 points)

    That you are still suggesting third-party solutions says that you have not internalized the rest of the discussion on this thread.

     

    The gist of the other suggestions say that the anti-Virus built into Mac OS X is superior, and MUCH less intrusive and disruptive than third-party solutions.

  • John Galt Level 8 (45,985 points)

    purplelov wrote:

     

    bitfinder is pretty good

     

    but the entire system is pretty slow

     

    Those two couldn't possibly be related, could they?

     

    Bitfinder is a game. Bitdefender is useless. The one thing they have in common is to waste your time.

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