I just ordered the early 2011 Macbook pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jesusplay, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. jesusplay macrumors 6502a

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    ...I'm new to mac...it will be here Tuesday.

    I've googled, and heard, gotten mixed answers.


    Do I need any 3rd party spyware/virus scanner?


    I've been using windows since I touched a computer back in 1996: and I've had my share of viruses/spyware.

    literally just 10 minutes ago I got a Trojan (and i didn't even download anything, does this happen on mac???) that my virus scanner auto detected!:eek:
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Currently there are zero viruses affecting Mac OS X in public circulation, but there are other kinds of malware existing, that can infect your Mac.
    But as long as you don't install software from unknown and untrusted sources, you are safe, as malware needs administrative permissions to run successfully, which means, you need to install the malware yourself, it can't install itself (one of the reasons, why a Mac OS X virus hasn't appeared yet).
    To learn more about malware in Mac OS X and what steps can be taken to protect yourself, read the following F.A.Q.:
    Mac Virus/Malware Info by GGJstudios
    The above F.A.Q. includes the following topics:
    • Malware terminology - What is the difference between viruses, worms, and Trojans?
    • Antivirus apps
    • What security steps should I take?
    • What about sending files to Windows users?
    • Why am I being redirected to other sites?
    • Recent threats in the news


    To learn more about Mac OS X: Helpful Information for Any Mac User by GGJstudios


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  3. jesusplay thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ;) thanks bro
     
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