mac adware/malware?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mr miyagi, Mar 17, 2007.

  1. mr miyagi macrumors member

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    Do macs get adware or malware, i know they dont have viruses but what about them 2? And how do u check or would u know if u got any of them 2 when u have a mac?

    thanks

    miyagi
     
  2. psychofreak Retired

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  3. someguy macrumors 68020

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    Seconded... excitedly. :D :cool:
     
  4. xsedrinam macrumors 601

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    If you're curious to check, Macscan2 is shareware, but comes with a 15 day trial and scans.
     
  5. clevin macrumors G3

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    well, if apple can patch more than a dozen security hole with 10.4.9, then there must be some holes there, right? :D

    fortunately, seems nobody really exploit them yet. but again, its always good to be cautious.
     
  6. mr miyagi thread starter macrumors member

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    Hey
    Thanks for the replies people, i guess coming from a windows enviroment, i used to be carefull of all that stuff, but i shud relax now, i have a mac :)
     
  7. Shadow macrumors 68000

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    Yup, there's no viruses, spyware, trojans, worms, adware or just malware in general. However, I enable the firewall, just to make me feel good :D.
     
  8. SmurfBoxMasta macrumors 65816

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    me2, better safe than sorry :p
     
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