virus and spyware

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by OrangeCuse44, Oct 25, 2006.

  1. OrangeCuse44 macrumors 65816


    Oct 25, 2006
    Long Island, NY
    When using windows on a mac, is the computer as susceptible to viruses and spyware as if using a windows machine?
  2. NJuul macrumors 6502

    Mar 15, 2006
    When using windows on a mac, the mac is a PC running windows.
    So yes.
    But virus on your windows partition doesn't do anything to your mac partition.
  3. drval macrumors member

    Oct 19, 2006
    I don't know if that last statement is completely true.

    I use Norton SystemWorks, AdAware and SpyBot in Windows. AdAware and SpyBot have free versions and if you Google those names you can find the download site.
  4. Shadow macrumors 68000


    Feb 17, 2006
    Keele, United Kingdom
    This is absolutley...correct. Macs at the moment are impervious to viruses (this may change in the future however, but I hope it doesnt!). When running Windows XP a Mac is a Windows-based PC-making it virus heaven. My family bought Norton (yes I know) so I just use that-its easier than me having to download loads of things. Also I kinda had to pay half cos I lost the old Norton disk (hehe...) so I might as well use what I paid for.

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