Do I need it? and which one?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by stubeeef, Aug 18, 2004.

  1. stubeeef macrumors 68030

    stubeeef

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    Did a MacRumors site search for spyware with zero results, The question I have is, Do I need it, and which one? Is there a freebee out there that is worthy?
     
  2. jsw Moderator emeritus

    jsw

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    No spyware (yet) on Macs. So, for now, you've got all you need for it - i.e., nothing.

    Of course, cookies, etc., still work as a form of spyware - but you mean the more insidious kind, right? If so, there isn't any.
     
  3. Veldek macrumors 68000

    Veldek

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    I assume you don’t want to know if you need Spyware, because you obviously don’t. If you want to know about a program that protects you against Spyware, then Little Snitch comes to my mind, which checks the outgoing connections. But it’s not free AFAIK.
     
  4. jsw Moderator emeritus

    jsw

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    Good point. Here's the direct link to Little Snitch. Not free, but only $25 - and you can use it for three hours for free to see if you like it.
     
  5. whooleytoo macrumors 603

    whooleytoo

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    Thus far, as long as you stay away from peer-to-peer software, you appear to be safe.
     

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