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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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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.

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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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Have a read of this and do0 not worry there are no viri out there:-

Mac OS X anti-virus software: More trouble than it's worth? | MacFixIt - CNET Reviews
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