This is why I love a mac.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by komseban, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. komseban macrumors member

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    I never have to worry about Trojans.
    Never is a strong word, but I have good computer using habits.
    8| So never is a justified word choice.

    I just spent the last hour uninstalling some muthaf*cking trojan off my mom's windows desktop.

    Which leads me to the question:
    Should I get antivirus like Sophos or Clamsomething for my mac?
    I share files with windows users a lot and after watching my mom's computer slave away under /that/ obnoxious thing, I'm wondering.... and juggling with the possibility that it is necessary.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    There has never been a virus in the wild that runs on Mac OS X. The handful of trojans that exist can be easily avoided with some education and common sense and care in what software you install:
    Do you have anti-virus installed on your mom's Windows PC? You should, as should every Windows user.
     
  3. komseban thread starter macrumors member

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    Well I'm not worried about my mac getting trojans too much but I don't want to pass along windows malware.

    And ironically enough, adware and whatever other program we had did not manage to catch the Trojan she had earlier.
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  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Try AVG (free) for your mom's PC. It should catch any malware. Read the link I posted on malware for a Mac anti-virus app recommendation.
     

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