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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.

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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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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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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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Best reading is this link:-

The Official Mac AntiVirus and Firewall FAQ
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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.
Please tell me what maintenance I can do...THANKS.
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One thing you can do is launch "Disk Utility"...and click on "repair permissions".

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One thing you can do is launch "Disk Utility"...and click on "repair permissions".

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

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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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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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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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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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