Why was this software at the apple store?

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  1. misingnoglic

    misingnoglic New Member

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    They say macs have no virues... then why was there anti virs software at the apple store???

    I would upload the pic but the phone i took it with broke.

    so why/
  2. Kevdanclay

    Kevdanclay Banned

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    that is a very good question
  3. plokiju

    plokiju New Member

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    its just to be safe. It is possible to get viruses, but it is much safer
  4. exit1010

    exit1010 Well-Known Member

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    yeah that is a very good quetion. the ipod cant get viruses nor can the mac... right?
  5. Nt1440

    Nt1440 New Member

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    lesson time kiddies

    NO ONE from apple says "macs cant get viruses", the people that do are those who dont take there time to fully explain: YES it is possible to get viruses, but almost no one takes the time to make them, because of their minority in the market, Macs are rarely targeted

    virus protection, you'll pretty much be wasting your money buying it, but the potential is there (rather minimally)
  6. exit1010

    exit1010 Well-Known Member

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    agreed...
  7. NekoXandu

    NekoXandu New Member

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    Same with Ubuntu/Other Linux Distros
  8. Nt1440

    Nt1440 New Member

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    exactly. When your OS has less than 20% of the market, no one is going to target it, especially when theres a large bloated and annoying OS that you could focus your devious efforts on.
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    they have norton anti virus especially for macs. you've never seen them before?

    well its just to be safe for the rich thickheaded people who get talked into buying it/

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  10. zephyrnok

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    People think (And this is in discussion threads too) that a Mac = Ultra-Mega-Shield against Viruses, while a PC is a virus magnet. Half of that is true.

    PC's attract hackers and the like to make viruses, and everyone else is like "Fack you Mac"

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