Newbie Apps- People kinda new to Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Cerizzle, May 14, 2009.

  1. Cerizzle macrumors member

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    Ive had my mac for about 4 months now? And I'm having trouble looking for good apps for OS X. I have a few like Adium, UnRarx, and OnyX. I wanted to know what you guys have found. Im sry if this has been posted before, i looked but could find a post.

    And also, do you guys know any good maintenance apps like OnyX.

    Thanks.
     
  2. callmemike20 macrumors 6502a

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    Seriously, you couldn't find anything?

    There are about a million different threads about apps.


    MROOGLE.
     
  3. Apple Ink macrumors 68000

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  4. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Search. There are hundred of threads.

    You can also look up apps here
    macupdate.com
    versiontracker.com
     
  5. instaxgirl macrumors 65816

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    Macupdate's one of my favourites. But then again I never tried to build up my stock of apps. I only looked for them when I needed them :confused:
     
  6. Cerizzle thread starter macrumors member

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    Hey, im sorry. Im way to busy to look thou 300 post to find ONE app. I didnt know what MRoogle was, but I will used that now thanks.

    And is there and app that can tell you if your mac has a virus?
     
  7. windowpain macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, it is called OSX. If you are running it, then you don't have a virus.
     
  8. dejo Moderator

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    I'm sorry too. But consider that the rest of us might also be busy.
     
  9. Cerizzle thread starter macrumors member

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    Your not funny, but a mac CAN get a virus. Friend had a mac, not running windows and got the iBonet (what ever the name was called) virus on April first.
     
  10. pkoch1 macrumors 6502a

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    To be fair, neither of you can be that busy if you are posting on the MacRumors forums ;)
     
  11. dejo Moderator

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    Crap. You caught me. :D
     
  12. Cerizzle thread starter macrumors member

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    Im only here when i need help. People are kinda rude here.
     
  13. Achiever macrumors 6502

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    Welcome to the forums and the world of Mac.

    Generally speaking there are VERY few Mac viruses for a variety of reasons, but as you suggest, that doesn't mean that they are 100% immune. There is anti-virus software out there just as there is for PCs. I think Norton makes a Mac version. Also, there is one I have (got it in a software bundle) called NetBarrier X5. It works on a subscription but I like it. It gives me an extra measure of security, albeit one I generally speaking don't need.

    Keep in mind, the best way to exploit a Mac isn't through a virus but with a security exploit, so make sure all of your OSX and third-party browser software is up to date to close as many of those exploits as possible.

    You may also find these useful for new apps.

    http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=571489

    http://www.mactricksandtips.com/2008/01/top-100-essential-mac-applications.html
     
  14. windowpain macrumors 6502a

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    Wasn't trying to be funny. There are no mac viruses (not for OSX anyway.)

    If you know otherwise please provide me with a link so that I can educate myself.

    Oh, and to answer your original post. You may find freemacware of interest.
     
  15. Achiever macrumors 6502

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    http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2009/01/another-mac-vir/

    Granted, this was limited to those who use bit torrents to get pirated software and hence, was not widespread, but the key is that there is bad stuff out there for Macs, too. Indeed as Macs increase in marketshare, you will end up seeing more viruses and trojans written for Macs as they will be more profitable to the writers.
     
  16. windowpain macrumors 6502a

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    Hehe. I was just reading the same thing. It is a trojan though, and not a virus. I rather avoid a lengthy discussion on the possible semantics of the two.. but I will link you to the clamXav site (a free mac virus scanner.)

    If you want to use it... go ahead. If it makes you feel more secure, than by all means use it.

    I am not saying macs are immune to viruses (or malware), only that at present there are no viruses that are a threat to OSX.
    The market share has very little to do with the lack of viruses. There are millions and millions of macs out there.
     
  17. Apple Ink macrumors 68000

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    Thats why I used the happy smilie b4! I knew it that after reading the title most ppl are just going to open the thread just to flame u!

    Dont worry, we all do it at times and get it at times!:)

    Welcome to MR!
     
  18. EmperorDarius macrumors 6502a

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    No need to spend any money on Mac antivirus software.
    www.iantivirus.com
    Free, light, fast.

    Oh and, nice timing for getting infected :D
     

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