Only if you fail to practice safe computing.While running Windows with Boot Camp on a Mac can I get viruses?
No Windows app, including malware, can run on Mac OS X. It cannot in any way affect your Mac OS X side; only the Windows installation.These answers, and many other on the forum, about the danger of PC viruses on Macs reassure me, but not completely. The Sophos AV program tells me that the Windows files on my iMAC are infected with the Bredo-Q malware, which it is unable to eliminate.
There is no connection. Your email accounts can be hacked, even if you don't own a computer. It has nothing to do with what computer or OS you're running. Change your email passwords to something complex, including numbers, special characters and upper and lower case letters.The operation of my MAC seemed fine, but recently my email account and password were hijacked by some thug in Nigeria. Is there any possible connection?
Also: Do not use email on unsecured WiFi unless you are using a secure connection to the server. That means:There is no connection. Your email accounts can be hacked, even if you don't own a computer. It has nothing to do with what computer or OS you're running. Change your email passwords to something complex, including numbers, special characters and upper and lower case letters.
Exactly.Only if you fail to practice safe computing.
I haven't had a virus, or malware, nor have I experienced any BSOD's or other annoyances in years.
Windows 7 while not my favorite, is a very good OS.
OS X... is simply better in my opinion. Using both keeps me current.
yup people that get viruses are just people that click YES to fast whenever they are prompted a question.Exactly.
In my opinion, there are people who know how to use computers, and people who don't know how to use computers.
I just disregard people who complain about viruses as people who don't know how to use computers.
Even on Windows 7, you either have to be computer illiterate or trying really hard to get a virus.
MS did its best to make Windows 7 idiot proof, but I guess there's just no such thing. I mean, the OS prompts you before it installs anything, anything at all ... How the hell are people still getting viruses? I don't understand.
YES. My youngest sister is one of these ppl and that's the reason I used to never let her use my computers, lol. On the home desktop she used to get viruses b/c she'd click "yes" on everything. You could tell she did that because there were also a zillion random extra toolbars and softwares installed (those ones that come bundled w/ other software). No one else in the family has gotten viruses. Generally if you are simply aware - not even overly cautious - of what you are doing, avoiding viruses is pretty easy.yup people that get viruses are just people that click YES to fast whenever they are prompted a question.
i got the occasional Malware on my windows laptops but just a quick scan with Malwarebytes got rid of them, while viruses are a nucence they are fixable if you have patience