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I am leery about downloading a virus scanner because I heard that anti virus scanners hog recourses, makes macs crash and that Macs do not need virus scanners because macs are a almost immune to catching computer viruses.
I don’t know what to do.... Should I download the virus scanner and see what happens and risk mucking up my precious Intel i mac core duo, is it worth the risk ? any suggestions would be appreciated.
http://www.apple.com/downloads/macos...y/clamxav.html
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Your sig is WAY too long. 4 lines. Fix it before Graphite sees it, trust me.

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ok will do thanks for letting me know
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Haha. We all learn the hard way. On the main page are a few stickies with rules. They're worth the read.

oh, and there is an official virus FAQ here:
http://mac-forums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=23835

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I wouldn't unless you're gonna be running boot camp. And yeah, I got burned on the sig thing at first too.

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The ONLY reason to run AV on your Mac it to keep from passing along nastys to your PC using friends vial e-mail.



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