Spyware removal tool??

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by kimcheeboi65, Aug 14, 2006.

  1. kimcheeboi65 macrumors member

    kimcheeboi65

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    I know that everyone says Apple doesn't need any virus protections, etc, but I'd feel a lot safer with a spyware removal tool or any virus checker/protection program.

    Does anyone have any recommendations? thanks.
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

    WildCowboy

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    The free anti-virus software of choice for Mac users is ClamXav. You can't get anti-spyware programs for Mac...no one has taken the time to write one since there is no spyware for Macs.

    Edit: I take back that last comment...there's MacScan. I wouldn't bother with it, but feel free to give it a go if you're that paranoid.
     
  3. Badandy macrumors 68040

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    Feeling a lot safer by having an "anti-spyware" tool is a LOT different than actually being safer by having the program.
     
  4. Chundles macrumors G4

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    You don't need one. You really, really don't need one.
     
  5. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

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    You really dont. Its hard to break away from the want for spyware tools after using PCs for so long
     
  6. Abstract macrumors Penryn

    Abstract

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    We have Apple computers.....we only get spam. ;)
     
  7. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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  8. pavetheforest macrumors regular

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    dude, the beauty of having a mac is not having to worry about that crap!! come on now!
     

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