i know , but how to covince someone i dont need antivirus

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Jongewehr, May 14, 2009.

  1. Jongewehr macrumors 6502

    May 1, 2009
    how can i convince my dad

    that if i go to download.com to download stuff an only all .apps i installed on use my admin code wisly i dont need av, for the time being

    if im wrong please correct me

    but if i dont how can i convince him
  2. MrM macrumors 6502

    Oct 13, 2008
    It's a Mac. That should be enough of a statement.

    Ps- you cant get viruses if you downloaded it. That's a trojan.
  3. Jongewehr thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 1, 2009
  4. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    assuming you don't try to install stuff pirated versions of iWork, you are fine.
    You can get trojans if you install pirated stuff.
  5. hndn macrumors regular

    Apr 2, 2009
    hahaha you made my day :D
  6. Ttownbeast macrumors 65816

    May 10, 2009
    I'm sure you're a big kid just tell your dad to shut up or your putting him in a home LOL
  7. ppc750fx macrumors 65816

    Aug 20, 2008
    Because even the most popular of all the Mac OS X antivirus software is crap.
  8. gnasher729 macrumors P6


    Nov 25, 2005
    If you download software from unknown sources, the operating system will ask you at least twice to enter your password before you can run the software. If you enter your password twice and the software is malicious and does something to your computer, then it is your own fault for downloading it in the first place, and no operating system and no anti-virus software can protect you. Has happened to people who thought they were downloading pirated copies of iWork and Photoshop.

    Apart from that, there are at the moment no known viruses that would affect a Macintosh, so anti-virus software won't help you there.

    So: If you are stupid enough, you can get yourself into trouble. But there is nothing where anti-virus software would help you. However, anti-virus software has been known to cause trouble itself, so you are better off without it.
  9. coloco macrumors newbie

    May 1, 2009

    I remember being in a big computer shop and noticing how many people in there were bying antivirus stuff for the PC, it's a huge industry and a huge scam.
  10. Fizzoid macrumors 68020


    Jul 11, 2008
    Funny, I always joke that Symantec pay people to write viruses and malicious software to maintain their healthy profit margins :)
  11. 8CoreWhore macrumors 68020


    Jan 17, 2008
    Big D
    How do you prove a negative? You can't. Tell him it's for him to prove you do need AV.

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