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    Can my computer get a virus?
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    Can my computer get a virus?
    Can my computer get a virus?

    It seems really slow and I have been getting e-mails that say this is undeliverable, but I don't know the address it says it is undeliverable to.

    If I can get a virus, please give me some advice.

    THANKS.

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    Can my computer get a virus?

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    Get iantivirus, its free and works well. Oh! Of course you can get a virus. It is hard though...

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    Can my computer get a virus?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikekan View Post
    Get iantivirus, its free and works well. Oh! Of course you can get a virus. It is hard though...
    THANKS....should I do a search or is it on the Mac Page.

    THANKS again.

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    Can my computer get a virus?
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    You can't get a virus because there are currently no viruses for OS X. Running antivirus is kind of pointless at this point. This is not to say that there will NEVER be one, but right now there is no way you have a virus.

    Most likely you just need to do some maintenance, and the email problem is probably just junk mail.

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    Can my computer get a virus?
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    Can my computer get a virus?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ADKhikerVW View Post
    You can't get a virus because there are currently no viruses for OS X. Running antivirus is kind of pointless at this point. This is not to say that there will NEVER be one, but right now there is no way you have a virus.

    Most likely you just need to do some maintenance, and the email problem is probably just junk mail.
    Please tell me what maintenance I can do...THANKS.

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    Can my computer get a virus?
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    One thing you can do is launch "Disk Utility"...and click on "repair permissions".

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    Can my computer get a virus?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    One thing you can do is launch "Disk Utility"...and click on "repair permissions".

    - Nick
    THANKS...I am new to Mac...well relatively new...since last December...can you tell me where to find disk utility please.

    THANKS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silvermac4108 View Post
    THANKS...I am new to Mac...well relatively new...since last December...can you tell me where to find disk utility please.

    THANKS.
    Click on the magnify glass on the right hand corner, and type in Disk Utility.

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    Can my computer get a virus?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonRequiem View Post
    Click on the magnify glass on the right hand corner, and type in Disk Utility.
    Gotcha...thanks...ok...did that and it is done...all these things are listed in the details.

    What should I do now?

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    Can my computer get a virus?
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    Do not worry about them and look at this explanation:-

    Repair Permissions always has permissions to repair. Will never clear. Help. [Archive] - Mac Forums

    Download MainMenu v 1.7.4 to run all those maintenance task:-

    MainMenu 1.7.4

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    Can my computer get a virus?
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    Quote Originally Posted by harryb2448 View Post
    Do not worry about them and look at this explanation:-

    Download MainMenu v 1.7.4 to run all those maintenance task:-
    I am not sure what you mean....sorry.

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    Read the first link posted by harryb2448. Download the application linked to in the second link and run through some of the operation it has. If you feel uneasy about running things you don't understand, make a backup first.
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