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    Full System Scan? Help.
    Hi, I'm quite new to macs and computers in general, I was just wondering if someone could help me with my virus scans and what not? How do you run a full system scan? I have Mcafee because I have Sky Broadband but I'm never sure as to whether I'm doing my scans properly, should I set it up for automatic updates and and should I be using any other software like spybot etc? I know macs are less prone to virus than pcs, hope you can help? Thanks

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    Just my personal preference but I would yank mcafee off of there but thats just me...no viruses for Macs to date...

    go to apple.com and to downloads...they have a nice scanner there can't recall the name but I used it and it worked fine...

    Do a search should bring up something...I'll take a look myself...welcome to Macs...and to mac-forums!
    .Leo my mac kitty... 24" iMac 2.8GHz, Macbook Air 1.8GHZ/2GB/80GB, iPhone 3G 16GB White , iPod Classic 80GB, iPod Nano...
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    .Leo my mac kitty... 24" iMac 2.8GHz, Macbook Air 1.8GHZ/2GB/80GB, iPhone 3G 16GB White , iPod Classic 80GB, iPod Nano...
    MAC CHAT: macgirl3434 see profile
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    Hey thanks v.much Macgirl, so apart from using that scanner you suggested is there any other software I may need to use? My boyfriend has a pc and has to uses spybot, adaware and lots of other things. :-)

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