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Need help chosing the best and safest music downloading program for mac.


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Hey guys, Im new to Imac but absolutely love it, I'm having trouble though downloading a music program to download songs though because im worried about infecting my new Mac with viruses, or trojans - On my old windows computer I was using frostwire to download music, and honestly it wasnt that great - Does anyone have any recommendations on what the SAFEST and most efficient music downloading program is for the Mac - THANKS!
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There are no Mac viruses. However, there are one or two Mac trojans out there (beware ANYTHING that pops up and claims to be a Mac Defender/Mac Security et al -- it's scamware/scareware).

If you want safe, then you want legal. The best legal options are iTunes and Amazon MP3 as mentioned above (I think Rhapsody is also around, never checked it out but I remember that it's Mac-friendly).

If you're into Indie/College type music, you'll also want to check out Bandcamp.com. If you have an iPad, try out Aweditorium, an infectiously delicious music-sampling apps that gives you band info, links to iTunes and a clever way to check out some great new bands.
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