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zeta101

 
Member Since: May 26, 2005
Location: Walsall, England
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There aren't really any mainstream viruses or crapware around for OSX, there have been a few (a handful literally) "proof of concept" exploits ove the years but they are dealt with quickly. I think it's a combination of the fact that there are a lot less people using OSX (so windows is the main target) plus OSX being a little bit more secure with how it does things.

It's my understanding that the norton anti-virus for mac will stop windows viruses (i.e., say you get an email with a windows virus and you forward it to a windows friend, wouldn't be very nice for him). But it's my opinion that people should look after their own computers, and it shouldn't be down to you to pay for software you don't need just to protect people who can't be bothered.
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