Virus on Mac!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by guklein, May 6, 2009.

  1. guklein macrumors 6502a

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    I have a iMac. Yesterday I received a dangeour file in my email (.com) and made a mistake of double clicked it. It did not run becuase it was .com!

    Do I have be afraid of virus in Mac? If yes, what a good anti-virus to install?

    Thank you.
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    No. Just don't install pirated software you get from torrents.
     
  3. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    You'll be fine. That file can only run under Windows operating systems.
     
  4. JustGretchen macrumors 6502

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    FAIL!

    I really can't believe people still post this stuff.
     
  5. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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    That file is a WINDOWS file.

    There are NO viruses on OS X.
     
  6. Insulin Junkie macrumors 65816

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    Though you have to be careful when receiving/downloading an infected file that infects windows computers. It doesn't harm your mac, but when you send it off to a friend who has a PC his or her computer will get infected.
     

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