Should I be concerned with Spyware Malware

Discussion in 'macOS' started by bt22, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. bt22 macrumors 6502

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    I am fairly new to the Mac OS-X platform. I recently converted from windows and I am used to having to have software such as Ad-Aware on my windows machine. I do have Yasu on my Mac, but is there any other software that I should use to remove this type of threat? I am not running any antivirus on my Mac. I went to some sites i shouldn't have :eek: and just curious if I should format my hard drive and re-install OS-X? :confused: Didn't want to worry visiting my bank online.
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Nope... no worries
    Just use common sense and know what you are installing with your admin password
     
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    Also have a look at the following links, as the information presented there might be helpful in your future endeavours into Mac OS X and could clear up initial confusion and may even prevent harm to your system or your files.

    Mac OS X Basics
    Switch 101 - guide with articles made by Apple on how to accustom yourself, after you switched to Mac OS X from Windows​

    Mac 101 - How to get started with Mac OS X​

    Find out how - tutorial videos made by Apple on how to do certain thing in Mac OS X​

    Pro tips - tips made available by Apple for easier ways of doing certain tasks​

    Mac OS X Keyboard Shortcuts - Learn about common Mac OS X keyboard shortcuts.​

    Mac OS X Beginner's Guide by MacRumors - learn about software, media players, shortcuts and some useful tips, tricks and hints​

    Mac Guides - tutorials, product guides and more​



    MRoogle - a very effective tool to search these fora using Google and made available by edesignuk, introductory threads: 1, 2 and 3

     
  4. bt22 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the replies. I will also check out the links provided.
     

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