msn virus - quick query

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by dawboy, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. dawboy macrumors newbie

    Oct 9, 2009
    hey, im new to macs and not to long ago i got sent a link that i clicked without giving any thought to containing a .pif file. im just curious if this file could affect a mac in any way? also, in general, how weary should i be about viruses and malware -- the impression i get is its not a concern at all?

    thanks :)
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    There are no viruses that exist that run on Mac OS X. Windows applications, including viruses won't run on Mac OS X. There are trojans, but you would have to manually install those, including entering your administrative password. Search the forum for "virus" and you'll find hundreds of threads on this.
  3. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
  4. dawboy thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 9, 2009
    thanks alot for the speedy replies. much appreciated :)

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