bugs in macs....

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by gusious, Dec 6, 2007.

  1. gusious macrumors 65816

    gusious

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    Are there any bugs for mac?
    If there are,are there any antivirus?Do you know any to recommend to me?
     
  2. runplaysleeprun macrumors 6502a

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    There are no in the wild viruses for Mac OS X. In the wild means ones that are circulating around, and not proof-of-concept ones.
     
  3. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    There is nothing at the moment, but that doesn't mean you can completely relax. You don't have to be completely retentive like you do on a computer running Windows, but it is good practice to back up everything regularly, and to avoid doing stupid things on the internet.
     
  4. gusious thread starter macrumors 65816

    gusious

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    Is there a way so i can scan my mac for virus?

    I'm just scared and i really don't want to re-install mac os x for a bug if there isn't one(cause i have no idea how to re-install mac.... Does it take much time?)
     
  5. psychofreak Retired

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    You cannot as there are no viruses to scan for. Reinstalling OSX but takes ~2hours...just put in the disk that came with your Mac and follow the steps...
     
  6. mankar4 macrumors 6502a

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    mcafee (or maybe norton) makes a program for macs named virex. i got it for free from my university, you might want to dl it.
     
  7. psychofreak Retired

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    They check for Windows viruses, in case you share files with unprotected PCs...

    P.S. Stay away from Norton...
     
  8. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    A very bad idea based on my experience. Those programs do more bad than good for OS X.

    There's absolutely nothing to worry about as far as viruses are concerned, but you should still ALWAYS have a backup.
     

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