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    IDK if I have a virus or not...
    Is there any way to tell? I just get paranoid about this sort of stuff. Is there a way I could get a free scan off a site or something? Freeware perhaps?

    I just have a lot of info on my laptop and I am scared to jeopardize it.

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    My guess is not..but if you are paranoid..ClamXav

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    There are no viruses for Mac OS X currently. There are a couple of trojans, but they must be installed by the user willingly. They come in two forms - one is a video player (usually advertised on adult-oriented websites) and the other is accompanied by pirated versions of Apple software. Simply put, if you haven't downloaded any pirated software or visited any seedy sites and downloaded a video player that required you to enter your admin password, you have nothing to worry about.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by smallthintiny View Post
    Is there any way to tell? I just get paranoid about this sort of stuff. Is there a way I could get a free scan off a site or something? Freeware perhaps?

    I just have a lot of info on my laptop and I am scared to jeopardize it.
    The thread title, to me at least, implies that you're noticing a difference in performance or general use with your Mac. Is something leading you to believe that something is wrong with the Mac or is this just paranoia?
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