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    Anti-virus
    do you guys suggest getting an anti-virus app for a mac?

    I won't be going on any bad sites. Just like google, youtube, dictionary.com, some forums that I have been on forever, and ebay.

    If my Mac does happen to get a virus somehow, does OSX delete it or am i just screwed?

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    There are no viruses for OS-X so you don't need it.
    Mac is like a car, keep clean and up to date and it will give you many hours of good driving

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    You only need a virus scanner if you are likely to share a large number of files with a computer running Windows.
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    Well i will be transfering all my iTunes stuff to mac, and then every week I will be transferring video files from fraps, and I will probably have my ethernet cable unplugged from my windows pc and just do a flash drive.

    SHould I still get one then?

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    Nope

    Waste of money - Buy a new magic mouse instead lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by bennjiboi View Post
    Waste of money - Buy a new magic mouse instead lol
    That's also a waste of money

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    Haha - Shoosh!

    I still have my 24" iMac at home, its being picked up tongiht..

    I'm throwing up weather to swap the magic mouse with the mighty lol

    I do love the trackpad like scrolling but hate not having spaces!! Agh..

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