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I am in need of some kind of anti-spyware for my eMac.I haven't had much luck locating any online...any help would be greatly appreciated.
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You cant find any because there is no spy-ware on macs...just do the basic erase cookies but thats all there is to it

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Thats what I figured,but my windows xp-using wife says otherwise.I think she's just jealous because my OS is a Jaguar and her OS is a Chevy,or a Buick...,come to think of it,looks more like a Yugo........
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http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/10491 That is the only real system maintainance program that I think you should download. It runs "crons" which clear out some internet information to keep things in check....OS X does this automatically but at late hours only if the computer is on.

Other than that whenever you do a system update or install a new program you should repair permissions. Go to Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility....Select your Macintosh HD and click repair permissions.

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Did somebody say 'Spy-Ware'?

Gosh... Must be a Switcher...
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Been using Macs since 1994.Been online since 1995.First browser was Macweb.Never owned a PC.
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There's really no reason to worry but if you feel you really need something try this: http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/12062. It is for Aladdin's Internet Cleaner. Cost is $29.95 USD. Intego, www.intego.com also sells a couple of internet security/privacy programs.
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I would love to see some pics of the more classic Macs you may still have
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I ask that question a month ago and they told me that there's no spywares on mac but there's a lot of trojan virus that seems to act like spywares. Be sure to have a good anti-virus software it should help!
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I ask that question a month ago and they told me that there's no spywares on mac but there's a lot of trojan virus that seems to act like spywares. Be sure to have a good anti-virus software it should help!
There are no known viruses for Macs. Even if there were, they would not be able to do any severe damage (if any at all) to your Mac, due to the security of OS X.
To the original poster, yes there are anti-virus programs for Mac, but at least in this Mac user's opinion, they are a waste of your money. Mac anti-virus programs are about as useful and do as much good for a Mac as an AirConditioner is to an eskimo in the Arctic.

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