If spyware apps do exist for Mac, they're a rip off, just feeding on consumer ignorance.edesignuk said:No you shouldn't. I wasn't even aware that such apps existed for mac. It is not an issue (for the time being...).
Enjoy not having these kinds of problems with your new computer
I think the problem is that people actually have to get the anti-malware programs to combat the virii and spyware. Many non-tech people don't know how, nor would want, to do these things JUST so they can use their computer they paid hard earned money for. You can't just take an XP system out of the box and think that it's going to survive in the cesspool of the world wide web; whereas with an OS X system, you can.qzak said:people complain about spyware/virii all the time on the pc. yes, obviously theres tons of them out there, but i've had this home built pc running all day everyday for the last year and never had problems.
i have norton 2005 with the av always on, firewall, all that stuff. i mean come on, the software is out there, instead of complaining about the stuff just protect urself and don't do stupid things like click on ads and let that **** download stuff onto ur pc. hell norton even blocks pictures in emails in outlook express incase they contain virii until u click the little button saying this email is ok.
i'm just saying use a little common sense and the virii/spyware wouldn't be such a huge issue
oh, and yes my desktop is a pc but i'm gettin my first mac (17" pb) sometime in March. i'm doing visual communication design, so just natural to use a mac for that stuff. but as of now i plan on keeping my desktops as pcs.