should I run a virus scanner?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Trance, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. Trance macrumors 6502

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    I ran a candybar and a keygen that didn't work, usually in windows this means I got a trojan..
    how do i virus scan a mac or changes are I'm clean?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You don't need any 3rd party antivirus software to protect Mac OS X from malware. Macs are not immune to malware, but no true viruses exist in the wild that can run on Mac OS X, and there never have been any since it was released 10 years ago. The only malware in the wild that can affect Mac OS X is a handful of trojans, which can be easily avoided with some basic education, common sense and care in what software you install, which includes avoiding pirated software. Also, Mac OS X Snow Leopard and Lion have anti-malware protection built in, further reducing the need for 3rd party antivirus apps.
     

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