Should I be concerned with Spyware Malware

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

  1. bt22 macrumors 6502

    Feb 15, 2009
    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 Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    Nope... no worries
    Just use common sense and know what you are installing with your admin password
  3. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen

    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

    Feb 15, 2009
    Thanks for the replies. I will also check out the links provided.

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