Mac Anti virus. Do i need it

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  1. jonwilson1988

    jonwilson1988 New Member

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    hey

    do i need to have anti virus software on my mac? and if so are there any free versions available like AVG for windows?

    or is OS X too advanced for viruses?

    danke.
  2. Teslanaut

    Teslanaut Well-Known Member

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    You don't need an Anti Virus program for Mac OS X. But if you want one just to feel safe, get Clam XAV. It's free and open source.

    http://www.clamxav.com/
  3. Chucky102

    Chucky102 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! I don't have any on my mac, so I'll check that one out.
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    joris182 New Member

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    cool im getting a macbook saturday ill download it

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  5. BCS321

    BCS321 New Member

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    It's not that Macs are virus proof, that is a common misconception. While the system is based on UNIX, making it safe, it is still not immune to viruses. The reason people hardly ever get viruses is because when people make viruses, they are usually made for Windows computers, because as of now, Windows is the most widely used operating system. And most hackers or virus coders code for Windows because they are reaching a larger "audience."
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    SkaterGOD/DOOD23 New Member

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    Correction (to above).
  7. lilbrzboi

    lilbrzboi New Member

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    awhh i just had an argument with my mom sayin "yu sed i can get on when i graduate" she said "dont worry itll be a surprise"

    bullsh*t..

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