1. pcpacker macrumors member

    Sep 28, 2004
    I have heard that viruses are not a problem with Apples, but what about Ad/Spyware? Is this going to become a problem if Safari becomes windows based (as is rumored)?
  2. coconn06 macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2003
    King of Prussia, PA
    I've had no issues with spyware at all, and I've never heard of spyware problems for fellow Mac users. And as far as Safari being ported to Windows, IMO that rumor is crap. Don't count on Safari for Windows.
  3. NusuniAdmin macrumors 6502a


    Nov 19, 2003
    mac os x does not generally suffer from spyware, dont worry about that until (or if) the marketshare gets over 7% then we might see more people making spyware for us
  4. mikeyfern macrumors member

    Mar 3, 2004
    I've never really heard of spyware or adware on the mac, but you can always install Little Snitch (at versiontracker.com) which will let you know if any apps try to send info over the internet.
  5. homerjward macrumors 68030


    May 11, 2004
    fig tree
    ive never heard of any spyware or adware for the mac, but that doesn't mean there wont ever be any. constant vigilance and so forth...
  6. mms macrumors 6502a

    Oct 8, 2003
    Considering our relatively small user base, its just not worth it for people to write for Mac. Then, considering how much easier it is to get into a PC :) and the relative security of OS X, I wouldn't worry about it too much. Common sense should be about as much as you need to prevent anything from happening. And definitely, do not install Norton on your system. It might work on Windows, but it has been known to cause problems on numerous occasions on Mac.
  7. earthtoandy macrumors 6502

    Jan 18, 2003
    hell, a PC comes preinstalled with spyware... WINDOWS XP!

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