firewall and spyware programs for a newb

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  1. Ospray

    Ospray New Member

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    I have just recently purchased the new Powerbook G4, which to say I am quite happy with. Although with my old computer I was using Lavasoft's Ad-Aware and Zone Alarm's firewall. Naturally, these are windows only programs, so my question is what firewall and spyware programs are there for the mac, which are free to download?
     
  2. hootpie

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    You don't need any. That is the beauty of OS X.
     
  3. urban ape

    urban ape take that take that take that

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    what is spyware? :confused:















    OS X > * :bowdown:
     
  4. Rick

    Rick New Member

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    My sentiments exactly.
     
  5. acabrera

    acabrera Rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated.

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    no need for spyware removal.

    Software firewall is already included. Check System Prefs -> Sharing
     
  6. maczter

    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    no need for spyware removal crap on OS X and even though I have Virex on my machine, i don't remember the last time it found anything...and the machine is going on six years old.
     
  7. agent0068

    agent0068 OT Supporter

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    antivirus software on the mac is clumsy and currently (knock on wood) unnecessary. any other packages (i.e. antispyware) are snake oil and *very* unnecessary
     
  8. StealthMode

    StealthMode Active Member

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    :coold: Makes it worth it alone to own a mac :p
     
  9. inamorata

    inamorata New Member

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    you will nevar get spyware

    osx > *
     
  10. tenplanescrashing

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    ummm, hello...
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