virus protection for a mac..

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  1. hollisterGq

    hollisterGq New Member

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    what options are there?
     
  2. agent0068

    agent0068 OT Supporter

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    there are options (norton, virex, etc) but there aren't viruses so it's kind of a moot point
     
  3. Raddiux

    Raddiux Guest

    Don't bother with them. They only slow down the computer. There are no viruses for OS X.
     
  4. dmora

    dmora Guest

    WHAT VIRUSES?! :rofl:
     
  5. Apothis

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    I heard of one virus fairly recently for os x, but it can only be spread from a physically mounted drive (no network/internets). And it only exists in Australia.
    :)
     
  6. samm

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    You don't need to worry about viruses on a mac.
     
  7. boiwunder

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    what's a virus? :rofl:
     
  8. agent0068

    agent0068 OT Supporter

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    no
     
  9. elcano

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    :noes: in australia.. where all the dangerous things are... spiders, sharks, snakes, OSX virii..

    pfft.
     
  10. Apothis

    Apothis New Member

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    Sorry bud, HERE is the 1st result from a quick google search. This wasn't the article I orignally heard it from but it'll do.
     
  11. P07r0457

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    the notion that OSX users are invincible to viruses is absolutely obsurd. Using OSX you face similar risks as any well-protected windows machine. I agree that OSX is a more-secure configuration out-of-the-box, but that is why I say "well-protected" windows machine.
     
  12. xxxgames12

    xxxgames12 Guest

    There are a bunch of virus protection apps out there.

    But there hasn't been a destructive mac virus since the 80s or something so I don't really see the point in one.
     
  13. ummNO

    ummNO Guest

    i would DEF get virus protection. it doesnt slow down the computer, and although most people think a MAC cant get a virus, it can. i got some weird one through my college email account (and i had virus protection!). it would mess up my screensaver. nonetheless its fixed now, but i'd def do some web surfing and see what you think is best.
     
  14. xxxgames12

    xxxgames12 Guest

    exactly
     

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