Spyware removal tool??

kimcheeboi65

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I know that everyone says Apple doesn't need any virus protections, etc, but I'd feel a lot safer with a spyware removal tool or any virus checker/protection program.

Does anyone have any recommendations? thanks.
 

WildCowboy

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The free anti-virus software of choice for Mac users is ClamXav. You can't get anti-spyware programs for Mac...no one has taken the time to write one since there is no spyware for Macs.

Edit: I take back that last comment...there's MacScan. I wouldn't bother with it, but feel free to give it a go if you're that paranoid.
 

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Feeling a lot safer by having an "anti-spyware" tool is a LOT different than actually being safer by having the program.
 

Chundles

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kimcheeboi65 said:
I know that everyone says Apple doesn't need any virus protections, etc, but I'd feel a lot safer with a spyware removal tool or any virus checker/protection program.

Does anyone have any recommendations? thanks.
You don't need one. You really, really don't need one.
 

gadgetgirl85

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Chundles said:
You don't need one. You really, really don't need one.
You really dont. Its hard to break away from the want for spyware tools after using PCs for so long